Nikon 18-140mm vs Nikon 18-200mm


Nikon 18-200mm is the outstanding zoom lens currently exists in the Market. So we think better to take it as a competitor of the other best lens from Nikon’s own arsenal that is Nikon 18-140mm.

Both are versatile lenses… no doubt! But still Nikon 18-200 shows something that lets us to say it incredible! Let’s see are the basic and major differences in both the lenses.


Nikon 18-140mm

Nikon 18-200mm

Focal Length 18 – 140mm 18-200
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6 Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Format Compatibility Nikon DX Nikon DX
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45 cm) 1.64′ (50 cm)
Elements/Groups 17/12 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Image stabilization Yes Yes
Autofocus Yes Yes
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 3.82″ (78 x 97 mm) Approx. 3.0 x 3.8″ (7.62 x 9.65 cm)
Weight 490 g (560 g)

Sharpness-If we talk about sharpness then Nikon 18-200mm can give us edge to edge sharpness. Begin from 18mm to its last 200mm (telephoto reach), the lens gives you best results in case of sharpness. On the other side, Nikon 18-140mm is extremely good at its starting that is 18mm, but there is degradation in the sharpness at its final reach. So we must give more grades to Nikon 18-200mm for its cutting edge sharp images.

Chromatic aberration- Nikon 18-140mm as well as Nikon 18-200mm both are well controlled over chromatic aberration and produces neat and clean images maximum times. However, it will really be a bit difficult task to notice chromatic aberration on the images captured by both lenses, but based on the lab tests performance; Nikon 18-140mm shows lesser aberration compared to its own family member, Nikon 18-200mm. On the other side, the CA produced by Nikon 18-200 is not a matter of much objectionable.

AF operation- The AF performance of Nikon 18-200mm is blazing fast comparison its competitor, Nikon 18-140mm.

Distortion– Distortion is the unavoidable part of images, thus both the lenses are producing distortion upto a level, but Nikon 18-200mm is somehow able to deliver images with minimum distortion compared to Nikon 18-140mm.

Price Factor– Well, the price of Nikon 18-200 will be higher for its outstanding specifications and performances as well.

Verdict– We saw in most cases Nikon 18-200mm lens shows some bright performances its AF performance, sharpness and more. So we must recommend you to get Nikon 18-200mm lens.

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