Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR II Lens

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Item ID: 208253
Manufacture: Nikon
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This warranty does not cover equipment which has been misused, tampered with, modified or damaged as a result of accident, water, grit, impact or lack of proper care as indicated in the manual of operations.

-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

Extended Warranty Program is designed to provide you with additional coverage for manufacturer defects. Electronic malfunctions always seem to happen right after the Manufacturer Warranty expires! When you purchase an extended warranty you purchase that peace of mind for those unexpected malfunctions and costly repairs, you are making a wise investment for your equipment.

Buying an extended warranty service plan not only means you are getting the highest level of customer service, but also means you can rest assure in the event your product needs repair. The technicians we have are factory trained and authorized to repair your product and we are using the most up to date computers and state of the art testing equipment needed to properly diagnose and repair your product. There is no limit to the number of repairs throughout the life of your service plan. If it is determined that your product can no longer be repaired, it will be replaced with a new product of like kind and quality.

No Added Charges You will not pay any out of pocket expenses for your repair. Unlike some protection plans that charge a deductible, your service plan covers all expenses related to repairing or replacing your product. We want to make sure you are happy with your product. If your product fails and needs repair three times for the same reason (outside the manufacturer's warranty), it will be replaced. You can sell or give your product away at any time. The coverage can be transferred to the new owner with one phone call.

Enjoy a true worry free experience for your new product. We'll keep your product working like new and if we can't, we'll buy you a new one. Our service plans are underwritten by an A+ rated insurance carrier ensuring financial protection for the entire length of your plan.

This warranty does not cover equipment which has been misused, tampered with, modified or damaged as a result of accident, water, grit, impact or lack of proper care as indicated in the manual of operations.

-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

By adding the accidental option to one of our service plans, you are enabling your purchase to be covered for unintentional damages to your product as a result of: impact or dropping, liquid damage or unintentional physical damage. Dropped coffee on your keyboard? You’re Protected, Your cell phone fell out of your hand and your LCD screen cracked? You’re Protected! Your Ipod fell as you were running and now it can no longer play music? You’re Protected! Your digital camera dropped and now cannot zoom in or out? You may be considered quite clumsy, but You’re Protected. You get the idea!


This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
-Manufacturer Defects

-Impact Damage

-Sand/Grit Damage

-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

By adding the accidental option to one of our service plans, you are enabling your purchase to be covered for unintentional damages to your product as a result of: impact or dropping, liquid damage or unintentional physical damage. Dropped coffee on your keyboard? You’re Protected, Your cell phone fell out of your hand and your LCD screen cracked? You’re Protected! Your Ipod fell as you were running and now it can no longer play music? You’re Protected! Your digital camera dropped and now cannot zoom in or out? You may be considered quite clumsy, but You’re Protected. You get the idea!


This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
-Manufacturer Defects

-Impact Damage

-Sand/Grit Damage

-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR II Lens
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Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR II Lens Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR II Lens Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX NIKKOR ED VR II Lens

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Wide open at 18mm, the lens produces images with a generous sweet spot of sharpness, around 1.5 blur units through the middle of the frame. The sharpness degrades slightly towards the corners, where we note around 2 blur units. Stopping down offers only marginal improvement, both in the corners and the center of the image, until we note maximum sharpness at this focal length at ƒ/8. At this point central sharpness is still sitting at around 1.5 blur units, but the corners are just a hair under 2 blur units.

Mid-range performance is much improved over the previous version of the lens. Between 24 and 70mm, at the widest aperture settings, central sharpness rests at between 1.5 and just under 2 blur units, while corner sharpness (similarly to the previous version of the lens) varies between focal length setting. At 35mm it is particularly noteworthy, showing upwards of 5-6 blur units, but at other focal lengths between 24 and 70mm it's relatively innocuous - around 2-3 blur units. Stopping down to ƒ/8 offers great improvement, taming the corners dramatically, and producing average performance of between 1 and 1.5 blur units. For maximum sharpness I would set this lens to 50mm and ƒ/8.

Telephoto performance at 135mm and 200mm is still the weak point for this lens, but again, it is somewhat improved over the previous version. By these focal lengths the maximum aperture setting is ƒ/5.6, which makes the vibration reduction setting all the more useful. In terms of results, at 135mm we note a small sweet spot of sharpness in the center of the image at around 1.5 blur units, which softens quickly to around 3-4 blur units at the corners. At 200mm this effect is similar but the sweet spot is smaller. Stopping down in both cases produces marginal gains, more so at 135mm than 200mm, but not much.

Fully stopped-down performance isn't bad, producing images with around 2-3 blur units. At 200mm however, we note results in the range of 4 blur units.

Image Circle APS-C
Type Standard Zoom
Focal Length 18 - 200mm
APS Equivalent 27 - 300mm
Max Aperture ƒ/3.5 - 5.6
Min Aperture ƒ/22 - 36
Diaphragm Blades 7 (rounded)
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements
Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle) 76 to 8 degrees
Focus Details Internal; AF-S "Silent Wave" motor with full-time manual focus override feature
Front Element Rotation No
Zoom System Rotary
Closest Focus 0.5m / 1.6 ft.
Magnification Ratio 0.22x / 1:4.5
Filter Size 72mm

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