As the compact Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens covers an extremely wide range of focal lengths (18-200mm, equivalent to 27-300mm in 35mm format; a zoom magnification of 11.1x), it offers excellent versatility for various scenes that include portraits and landscapes. The addition of a zoom lock switch allows photographers to secure the lens barrel at its minimum length, eliminating the natural gravitational effect that can draw the barrel downward during transport.
This lens offers superior optical performance in a compact size of just 77 x 96.5 mm, despite a high zoom magnification of 11.1x. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) assures fast and quiet autofocusing.
The Vibration Reduction system (VR II) provides camera shake compensation equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four steps. Two Vibration Reduction modes are available.
NORMAL VR mode: Reduces ordinary camera shake. Panning is also supported. ACTIVE VR mode: Reduces extreme camera shake, such as that which occurs when shooting from a moving vehicle.
Optics, optimized for use with digital-SLR cameras, utilize two ED glass elements and three aspherical lenses for optimum balance of chromatic aberration, astigmatism and distortion compensation, allowing for capture of images exhibiting extraordinary fidelity, with vivid color, high resolution and crisp contrast.
Note:Although DX NIKKOR lenses can be attached to 35mm-format and IX 240-format film cameras, the smaller image circle they project on the film plane prohibits compatibility with these cameras. When this (or any DX NIKKOR) lens is mounted on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR, with the Image Area option set to Auto DX crop (default), the camera recognizes that a DX NIKKOR lens is in use and the DX crop mode is activated automatically.
Product Code:1Nik18-200 VRII
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
16 elements/12 groups (2 ED glasses, 3 aspherical lenses)
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
76° – 8°
22 - 36
Closest focusing distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
Filter Attachment Size
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
Approx. 77 x 96.5 mm
Approx 565 g
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)
Front Lens Cap LC-72, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-35, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018
* specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens