Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G Reviews

Oct 1st, 2006stoker98

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Not Specified

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

This is an excellent travel lens. Its performance at f5.6 and wider is no better than acceptable. But above f5.6, it is good at all focal lengths and it is better in the range 70-200mm than the Nikkor 70-300mm lenses (G and ED versions). It is a neat little lens, that is nice to handle, and is an ideal travelling companion for the Nikon 18-70mm DX or the 18-55mm DX kit lenses.
Apr 20th, 2007Lensmaster

Priced Paid
199

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

I've owned this lens for what must be 4 years, maybe 5, since it came out anyway. It survived the transition to digital and remains a useful lens. The only thing that will displace it in my mind is the 18-200 VR, if and when I decide I need an upgrade. Optically it's about as good as a super-zoom can be. F8 seems to be the optimal aperture. This lens still surprises me from time to time. It seems weakest at 200mm, where the borders start to fall apart a little. Oh, and don't get the sun in the frame; it's not pretty. The 70-300 VR is superior at 200mm range than the 28-200, as you might expect. All in all a great little lens.
Jul 6th, 2013wallerc

Priced Paid
$300

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

It is the compact size and very good performance at smaller apertures which make this lens a winner. I have a large selection of more modern Nikkor zooms and primes (including VRs), yet if I am on a trip this is the lens which spends most time on the front of my Nikon D800E. The combination of this lens and a 20mm prime allows one to cover most situations with minimum weight.

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