Just posted! Our lens review of Nikon’s 18-200mm superzoom for DX-format DSLRs. The AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF ED, to give it its full title, crams a hefty 11.1x zoom into a package smaller than its name might imply. But does this lens’ enviable convenience come at the cost of compromises in its optical performance?
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Hence, it is often not a fantastic idea to prevent down too much. One option is to utilize a focus stacking technique, where you take a succession of pictures focused at different points and use post-processing software to unite those pictures. But, concentrate stacking only works well if your scene is very still and not one of these things are moving, so wind and immediate changes in ambient lighting can spoil the result.By working with a tilt/shift lens, so it is possible to tilt the focus plane in such a manner that you could attract the entire scene in excellent focus even at large aperture values. The lens physically tilts upward, down, left and right to give you complete control over depth of field. There are several potential issues with this lens. To begin with, it’s a manual focus lens. Second, it’s a fixed focal length lens, which means you will have to maneuver around to compose your shot. Third, it merely properly matches pro-level DSLRs like Nikon D700 and Nikon D3s and has restricted movement on smaller DSLRs. And lastly, it is not a simple lens to use and you will have to understand how to properly use the tilt/shift capacity and compute depth of field depending on the tilt position. Once you master this particular lens, it is hard to find anything else that could conquer it. Needless to say, its sharpness, contrast and colours are top notch.If you are searching for the sharpest lens Nikon has ever created, take a look at the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G — it’s practically flawless concerning optical performance.