Difference bewtween Nikon's 18-200 lenses?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by QuantumLo0p, May 3, 2010.

  1. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    I was looking at the two Nikon 18-200's and I noticed they are only about $60 difference between the two. Can somebody clarify what the differences are between these lenses?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. TWLreal macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2006

    The only difference is a supposedly better mechanism to help zoom creep, a lock switch to keep it locked to 18mm and new coatings.
    They both sould be optically identical.

    Get the II version if that makes you feel any better.
  3. skrutzen macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2007
    I got the original one at Best Buy a month ago on clearance for $550 new. I don't regret my choice. The lens does have lens creep but as long as you set it to 18mm when walking around it won't be an issue. It only creeps when somewhere in the middle between 18-200mm. At either extreme it doesn't creep. I personally think it's worth it and haven't regretted the decision. It's been a great lens.
    Also, when I was researching it, supposedly (and from more than one source) the VR on the old one is VR II, Nikon just didn't promote it as such.

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