Of course itâ€™s not very often that New York Times columnists write a review for a camera lens, so when one of them does I have to pin my ears back and take note.
David Pogue is no stranger to gadgets, as he is The Timesâ€™s technology columnist, but an SLR lens is something that canâ€™t exactly be called just a gadget (photogs are more reverent about something so expensive) so Iâ€™ll just have to trust his visual acuity.
David says the Nikon 18-200 millimeter “superzoom” VR lens is just magic. I guess heâ€™s referring to the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor (will they ever shorten this?) zoom lens.
He babbles about how good it is to have a superzoom that covers the whole nine yards so you donâ€™t have to change lenses often; about how pretty his kids are because he can now take pretty pictures; and especially about how wonderful VR technology is.
Read his column. He differentiates VR from any other image stabilization technique, like only he can.
[Via: New York Times]