The Nikkor lens delivers a wider zoom range and has wider apertures than others in this sort of range, but it is also more expensive compared to independents like Tamron’s 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, which has the closest comparable focal length range, and Sigma’s 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM.
It is clear that this is a lens intended for photographers who want to have a single lens to cover all eventualities, the zoom range is vast, the dimensions are quite compact and for most people the combination looks perfect for a single, multi-purpose lens. This does mean, however, that the lens must be able to deliver in all eventualities to a quality that will be acceptable for use.
Specifications and features
Nikon has given this lens a broad list of features:
The lens also incorporates various features common to Nikon’s range for instance an SWM motor for autofocus, Manual Focus and Autofocus with manual override etc.