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The 18-55 VR II (the current collapsible model) is a very fine lens optically, but in a cheap barrel. It easily outperforms the 12-24 at 24mm on DX when correctly focussed. If the autofocus works for you, it will outperform the 18-35. Wide angle lenses are difficult to manually focus - you will at least need an eyepiece magnifier. The D3200 does indeed have ...


It looks to me like the turning action of the focus ring (from infinity to close) causes the gold coloured inner ring to move forwards with the lens arrangement. As can be seen in the link provided by 2012rcampion in a comment: closest focusing distance infinity: Looking now at the diagram this allows the small arm which pushes on the back of this to ...

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