Nikon made a kit lens for everyone ... the 18-200mm zoom. Great. I had to shoot a friend's wedding, so I bought one. It worked OK. I liked the shots.
However, I noticed that a lot of my pictures were out of focus, and the nose drooped when I aimed the camera down. I sent it to Nikon for repairs. It worked for a while, but after a couple of months, I had to send it to Nikon again with the same problems.
When I got the lens back, it was so tight I couldn't zoom it. Pretty terrible quality control at the Melville Repair Center, I guess.
Anyway, I sent it directly to Yoshio Ichikawa, the President of Nikon America, with a complaint letter. Well, they still have it. They've had it for 3 months and they won't answer my inquiries. Maybe I hurt their feelings?
After 40 years of using Nikons, I finally decided that I won't be buying any more Nikon products. It's not that their products are bad, but the company backing the products really DOES NOT care to have my business any longer.