|NIKON AF NIKKOR 28-200mm IF ED D LENS D200 D300 D90 D7000 D800 D4 D600|
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|The Nikon Zoom-Nikkor G lens is a quality digital camera 7.1x zoom lens made for both close-up and distance shooting. The smooth, slightly rounded Nikkor design ensures a firm grip when handling the lens. The f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Zoom-Nikkor G lens is lightweight, made in Nikon's extra-low dispersion glass for superior color and sharpness. This Nikon G lens is specially made to work with the Nikon SLR series of cameras, which allow lens control from the body of the camera. The Nikon Zoom-Nikkor G lens has internal focusing, allowing for focus adjustments without distorting subject size or distance. Automatic focusing provides sharp images at unknown distances, limiting focus range to the subject. With a high-performance coating, this 7.1x zoom lens has closer color reproduction in photographs, while eliminating ghost and lens flare issues. The gently rounded seven-bladed diaphragm of the Nikon G lens makes out-of-focus subjects appear more natural than in regular lenses.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||28-200 mm|
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The Nikon 28-200mm lens is my first non-kit lens that I bought for my D40.
This lens has good optics and a metal mount, which adds to its durability.
I have taken potrait shots, sport shots, and moon shots so far. The picture quality is excellent. Pictures that come out is very sharp.
With the D40, I gain 1.5x the zoom length while losing 1.5x the wide angle. Furthermore, since D40 has no auto-focus motor in the body of the camera, I cannot auto-focus with this lens. I bought the lens knowing this, but it is not a big problem. I do miss chances to take some good shots during sporting events but I am satisfied by the good shots I got.
The manual focus is helped by D40's focus indicator in the viewfinder. The little dot lights up when object is in focus.
I bought this lens because I am on a budget. I did not want to spend $600+ for the Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm VR. It might performed better on my D40, but it is a DX lens. This 28-200mm lens is an FX lens, and it will suit my Nikon film SLR, should I ever shoot in films again.
Overall, the lens is good enough for me now, and I will be taking many amazing shots before I move up the Nikon lens chain.
I became aware of this lens thru Ken Rockwell's review. I've had it for about a month and so far I have been quite pleased with it. It is on a D70, and it has become my main lens because of the zoom range and its relative lower weight. I will also use it with my Nikon film camera, and having it allows me to consider a full frame digital body. The picture quality has been superb. The lens has its weaknesses, as its build is mainly plastic, so I have to watch handling. It also does not have Vibration Reduction. Without VR, I will mainly be using it for daytime photography. I recently took it to a music festival and though the weather was overcast that was enough light to produce sharp photos at 200mm.
I bought this same focal length lens made by Tamron, and returned it (Adorama has a very generous return policy), got the Nikon D series lens, returned that, and then got this lens. Those two lenses were OK, but they both had shortcomings: the Tamron was slightly unsharp, the Nikon was heavy and close-focuses to around 4 feet.
This lens is my go-to lens for nearly everything on my D600.
It is very sharp even wide open at every focal length except for the two extremes, where I stop down 1/2 stop. It focuses down to ~15" at all focal lengths, and it is light and compact.
It is constantly missing from the front of my D600, only to be found on my GF's D7100.
This is easily the favorite of my 14 Nikon lenses.
First of all, the item I bought was A G version - AF Nikon 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 G Lens (not the AF-D one since the seller wrongly put it into the auto-generated description, and He verifed its G at Q&A.
After I got this 28-200mm G version lens and mounted it on my D700, I have been very happy about its performance -
1) Very sharp image. Sharper than I expected! The only thing I don't like is its pinchshion distortion at long end. But it can be easily corrected on my ACDSee 8 pro and PS. (Now I understand why it is discontinued - maybe film guys suffered from the distortion, which can't be corrected!)
2) Very versatile, small in size, and ligher to carry around, especially for traveling and candid. It takes away the pain to change lens from time to time, when you are taking general staff.
3) It can focus very close - just 14 inch (44mm) and can be a macro (actually, it reproduce 1:3.2), while a AF-D can NOT focus less than 6 feet.
If something else cons - it must be its plastic build. - But I didn't pay for the metals either! The used 28-200G version is sharper than Nikon's D700's kit lens 24-120mm AF-S G, which eat much more funds from you!
Again, this review is for G version. So if rate the 28-200D as average, I'd rate the 28-200G as excellent! Hope my words are helpful.
At Full frame digital age, this 28-200G is revitalized and funtastic. If you can, forget about the D version, and take the G version, which is lighter, smaller, handier and give you more staff, especially on your Full Frame Gear D3 and D700!
Great multi-purpose lens for FX format Camera. It is G Lens mean it don't have the motor on the lens to drive the Focus. If your camera body don't have the mechanical to drive the lens it will not Auto Focus.
It is compatible with Full Frame Nikon D3, D700, D800.
Dx format D300, D90, D7000, D7100 will also can use autofocus but gonna have 1.5factors times(28-200mm).
It is not cannot Auto Focus on Camera body Nikon D40, D60, D5100.
The Lens barrel made with plastic so when you use it with heavy camera body like Nikon D3, D4, D700, D300, or D800. Don't try to grab your camera by holding on the Lens. You may break it if you do so.