18-200mm VR Nikkor lens comparison to 28-300mm VR3 Nikkor lens

Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars 18-200mm VR Nikkor lens comparison to 28-300mm VR3 Nikkor lens, August 25, 2011
This review is from: Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR (Electronics)

Ok, I traded my 18-200mm VR Nikon lens for the new one (28-300mm VR3) a couple of months ago. I shoot mainly on D700 and D300 bodies.
(Full Frame FX and DX crop sensor)

Here’s the PROS:
I like the faster AF-S, better VR which is instant lockup. It gets me more shots on the street. I like the tighter feel, but it didn’t loosen up. Like you I though it would. I like the solid feel, makes the 18-200mm feel like a toy. I like the longer reach too.
I also like the lock a lot. I use it more than I thought, and it’s use became second nature.

Here’s the CONS:
First the most bother some thing is the vignetting, I can’t shoot at 28mm with the full frame camera body, but it’s fine on the crop sensor.
There’s the weight issue, it didn’t seem like much, I have forgotten the numbers, but I looked at the numbers before I bough the lens, didn’t seem like much, felt OK too, BUT my shoulder feels differently about it.

I love it, still my lens of choose when I can’t change lens and have to go light and my only wish is that they fixed the vignette problem. Great travel lens for airline travel, used it exclusivity in my Paris shoot.


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