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VR The Nikkon 18-200 has VR, the Tamron 18-200 does not. VR can give you an advantage worth two or three stops on the aperture. Nikon claim up to four stops There are some relatively cheap Nikon lenses that include VR. For example 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX NIKKOR $197 55-200mm f/4-5.6G AF-S DX Nikkor VR - $247 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX Nikkor ED ...


Your example above presumes that there are only 5 possible variables between to two lenses which could contribute towards the price. The fact is that there are many other reasons why the price could be higher: Build Quality Lens Coatings Perceived image quality Maximum aperture Aperture blade type I won't go on, because there are just too many. I would ...

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