I bought the 18-200mm Nikon lens used through a reputable vendor through the mail. I purchased insurance just in case the lens did not work or was damaged in shipping.
I'm not a professional but I know my way around my cameras. I did my research to make sure this lens would compliment my older D50. The reports I read seemed like a match made in heaven! I couldn't wait to take pics of the wild life in my bird sanctuary.
However, I cannot get it to focus when taking pictures thirty yards away. The focus ring that reads 200 down to 18 only moves between 135 and 30(?). It makes a creaky noise when it is attempting to focus. Pics I take ten to fifteen feet away have good detail. But they are not sharp and crisp like the photos I get from my other lenses.
Am I missing something? Is the lens broken? Any help is appreciated before I file a return.