|The OS (Canon-EOS-Mount) and non-OS (Nikon-F-Mount) versions of this 18-200|
|Price paid: $ 420 (local equivalent).
Date bought: October 2008.
Similar products I use: Nikon CP 8700 - 8x Zoom P&S.
Available in the following AF-mounts: Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony/Minolta, Sigma.
Store: Konica-Minolta (FotoMar) – Alto las Condes, Santiago.
For starters, anybody who expects stellar optical performance from a 400 dollar 11,1x zoom, better stop reading right now. It is not going to happen, not with this one, nor with the Nikkor, even if it costs $ 300 more.
I got this lens in a hurry, because I needed an all-purpose lens to cover a spur-of-the-moment client event. At the time, this was the only 18-200 mm. available in Santiago.
I also took a look at the (now discontinued) 18-125 mm. f/3.5-5.6D Sigma, but decided against it because it lacked the built-in focus motor necessary on the Nikon D40, my target camera.