A&P 18-200 vs. 80-200 with *comparison pics*

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    All pics are @ 200mm and 100%

    18-200 Pic #1

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    80-200 Pic #1

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    18-200 #2

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    80-200 #2

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    FusionZ06: I used to back you up that the 18-200 was a great lens, but now, eh...you're on your own. :hs:

    Damn, what a difference. I really need to sell this 18-200 :wtc:
    But its so damn convenient. :o
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    blurriness aside, that purple fringe is HORRIBLE
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Yeah both were tripod mounted so I'm not sure if its blur or just that unclear.
     
  4. Sympathy

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    wow i didn't know there was that much IQ difference :o
     
  5. Dwight Schrute

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    From a couple weeks ago:

    :rofl:

    By the way, I'm a Nikon guy thru and thru. I even own the 18-200. But it's a ok lens at best.
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I stand corrected. I am astounded at the difference actually. :eek3:

    At least I'll admit to being wrong unlike 99% of the fuckers on here :run:
     
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    Yeah, No shit. :rofl:
     
  8. jared_IRL

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    does the 18-200 clear up any when it's not shot wide open?

    Is the 80-200 still that clear when it's wide open?


    Hmmm...
     
  9. Dwight Schrute

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    To be fair, that's not really a valid comparison. The 18-200 shots are wide open and the 80-200 shots are stopped down 2 stops.
     
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    no shit? of course that's not a fair comparison
     
  11. Dwight Schrute

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    Simmer down buddy. Just pointing it out because it's not obvious unless you look at the EXIF.
     
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    I'm agreeing with you :h5:
     
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    Haha oh. Ok then. ;)
     
  14. redna

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    nevermind... beaten to the punch
     
  15. tenxia

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    how about comparing both at say 140 mm?
     
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  17. Spurious

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    Yeah, I has policy to never be wrong.
     
  18. Dwight Schrute

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    fixed
     
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    What in the world? I haven't used my 18-200 much after getting Tamron 17-50 but I don't remember it being that bad at 200mm. I'm going to have to dust that off and try it myself.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Similiar subject, 200mm F5.6. This 100% crop is near the edge. Either your 18-200mm is a bad copy or mine is one of a kind copy.
     
  21. xenon supra

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    I may do some more tests and see how it comes out, I always get that purple fringe though. Maybe nikon will replcace it :x:
     
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    I do see purple fringes on mine too depending on the condition; on my example crop you can see some purple fringe near the edge. But your copy seems VERY soft compared to mine.
     
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    80-200 ftw though. there's no doubt about that
     
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    I like mine, thats why I don't use it all the time... I want it to become an antique collectable. :mamoru:
     
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