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      01-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Anyone using a D90 + Nikon 18-200vrII

I have had a D90 for while now, and I use the Nikon 18-105mm with great results. Pictures are sharp, etc.

I now have the 18-200mm lens, and I find my pictures not as sharp and with much more noise in low light. I want to love this lens for the zoom, but find myself going back to the 18-105.

Anyone in the same boat?
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      01-22-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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Hmm, I never had that problem when I had my D90 with the 18-200mm VR I lens. Check out my flickr.
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I think I have the problem licked. I turned up the camera sharpening +2
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they should be the same. Their aperture are the same but i'm sure it will make a difference if you're comparing 105mm to 200mm at f/5.6 with VR. Try using a tripod for the test.
Do you have ISO Sensitivity ON?
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I've had that setup for over a year now and no problems whatsoever
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they should be the same. Their aperture are the same but i'm sure it will make a difference if you're comparing 105mm to 200mm at f/5.6 with VR. Try using a tripod for the test.
Do you have ISO Sensitivity ON?
I have ISO set to Auto
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Everyone on the dpreview.com forums seem to agree that the 18-105 is a tad sharper then the 18-200..from approx 70mm+

18-70 they are the same.
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I have ISO set to Auto
Try setting it yourself in order to have a true comparison. But if I were to have 1 lens to choose from between the two, I'd go with 18-200.
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Everyone on the dpreview.com forums seem to agree that the 18-105 is a tad sharper then the 18-200..from approx 70mm+

18-70 they are the same.
I tried the 18-200 on my D200 - great zoom range, but to me the trade-off was weird vertical distortion around 100mm. Not noticeable with landscapes, but a very odd mix of both pincushion and barrelling evident in architectural photography.
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my 18-200 VR saw my D200, my D300 and my D40.

out of all of my camera equipment, i will NEVER sell my D40 or my 18-200.

they just get the freakin job done with little to no effort.
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my 18-200 VR saw my D200, my D300 and my D40.

out of all of my camera equipment, i will NEVER sell my D40 or my 18-200.

they just get the freakin job done with little to no effort.
I'm very pleased for you, but also a little curious as to exactly what a "freakin" job is.
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HAHAHA !!!!

it's the american way of saying the lens works beautifully

example: i freakin love this lens

it's a less aggressive adjective than saying "i fucking love this lens !!!!"
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d5000+18-200 vr for almost 18 months now, no problems whatsoever with noise...love this lens...
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d5000+18-200 vr for almost 18 months now, no problems whatsoever with noise...love this lens...
Noise is sensor and processor generated - nothing to do with the lens.
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D5000's aren't the best when it comes to noiseless shots.

go shoot at 1100-1600 ISO with the D5000 and it will look like you sprinkled pepper all over your pictures HAHA !!!!
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^^ True, but it is an entry level camera and it does what it needs to do
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