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Compact and lightweight, the Nikon Zoom-Nikkor F/4.0-5.6G AF-S DX ED is designed for Nikon DX format SLR cameras to capture portraits, sports and wildlife photography. The foc...Read more
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Nikkor 55=200mm 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Lens
Why I bought it
The standard 18 – 55 mm lens that came with my D60 Nikon camera is ok for general photography, but lacks the zoom ability for close-up photography without...Read more
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Great quality photos can be made with this lens.
Here is the other lens I got for my wife that made me jealous. The Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR. This is an amateur lens with professional performance. Once again, Nikon got it right...Read more

Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm F/4-5.6 SWM AF-S DX A/M ED G Lens (Black)

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Compact and lightweight, the Nikon Zoom-Nikkor F/4.0-5.6G AF-S DX ED is designed for Nikon DX format SLR cameras to capture portraits, sports and wildlife photography. The focal length of this Nikon lens can be automatically adjusted between 55 mm and 200 mm to shoot the magnified images of an object at a minimum focusing distance of 0.95 m. With an aperture range of f/4 - 22, this Nikon Zoom-Nikkor F/4.0-5.6G AF-S DX ED allows you to capture bright outdoor pictures. The 8 to 28-degree angle coverage of this 55 mm lens facilitates you to take DX format pictures. With a reproduction ratio of 0.29x, the Nikon lens captures clear pictures of small objects. Image stabilization helps to capture sharp images in the 55 mm lens even during jerks. With a construction of 13 elements in 9 groups and 9 diaphragm blades, this Nikon Zoom-Nikkor F/4.0-5.6G AF-S DX ED provides superior quality images. The 52 mm filter protects the lens from dust and graze.

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MPN2156
UPC0018208021567, 018208021550, 029144046699, 4960759024633, 4960759024640

Lens System
TypePortrait, Telephoto
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthZoom
Focal Length (mm)55-200 mm
ApertureF/4-5.6
Min Aperture4

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Compatible BrandNikon
Camera TechnologyDigital

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Weight9 oz

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Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm F/4-5.6 SWM AF-S DX A/M ED G Lens (Black)
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Nikkor 55=200mm 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Lens

Created: 09/01/10
Why I bought it
The standard 18 – 55 mm lens that came with my D60 Nikon camera is ok for general photography, but lacks the zoom ability for close-up photography without extensive editing with additional software. This reduces the resolution of the picture. So I went one step up to the 55 – 200mm zoom lens.
There are several reasons I purchased this particular version of the Nikkor 55-200mm lens. First, since I use a tripod for most of my pictures the VR (Vibration Reduction) feature of the more expensive version of this lens was not applicable. Second, this lens allows me to zoom in to the subject or zoom out for a wide view without changing lenses. Third, the auto focus and aperture controls make it easy to use in many different situations.

What I like most about it
As with all the Nikkor AF-S DX series lenses, the interface between the lens and camera body make using these lenses very simple. And the quality of the Nikon optics is a world wide standard.

What I dislike about it
At this time I do not have anything that I dislike about this lens.
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Great quality photos can be made with this lens.

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 03/10/12
Here is the other lens I got for my wife that made me jealous. The Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR. This is an amateur lens with professional performance. Once again, Nikon got it right in designing a "kit" lens aimed at the occasional photographer that delivers at a bargain price.

One of the things that I noticed is its' lack of distortion throughout the entire zoom range. I am not saying its' not there, just held to a minimum. Pincushion is present once past the 55mm mark, but for normal sized prints, who will notice? Besides, how many prints end up in a New York gallery for all to see? And if you are that picky about someone elses' prints, you need to lay off the caffeine and get a life.

As with the 18-55mm AF-S VR lens, light falloff is practically unnoticeable throughout the entire zoom range, provided you shoot at f/8 or stopped down more. Wide open at 200mm it is visible but not to a distraction.

As far as size and weight goes, it is not that much larger than its' sister lens, the 18-55mm AF-S VR. Published weight is right at 11 ounces, making it only 3 ounces heavier. Length-wise, it is only one inch longer than its' sister.

And the crown in this jewel, the VR or vibration reduction. Once again, my wife has had no problems hand-holding this lens at 200mm at slow shutter speeds and still get sharp photos.

But the plastic construction rears its' ugly head again. Nikon saved the consumer money in exchange for durability. I have stopped watching my wife photograph because I know she will run into something and destroy a lens and/or camera. If it is only the lens, oh well, I'll just buy her another one, they're inexpensive enough.

The beauty of this lens is its' compact size and light weight coupled with the Vibration Reduction. It is capable of great quality at an affordable price and will please most. I know, I got me one, too. That's how jealous I was of this lens.
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Sharp image, low price, excellent focus

Created: 31/01/11
I purchased, this lens as used one. And it work as new one.
Pros: Great quality, Sharp at whole range. Chromatic abberation and fringing is negligible. Auto focus is very fast. Color are natural, no color distortion is seen. Brightness is acceptable, but computer enhancement improve it. VR works well. Low light performance is just OK, at the bottom line.

Cons: VR is little bit noisy, you can listen motor sound clearly. You can not use MF when hood is on, in its reverse position, it covers the focus ring. So take off the hood or put it upright. This does not look attractive, like tamron lenses, they physically look,more expensive and have very facinating construction. The mount is plastic, so after couple of uses, it gives plastic dust, which enters in camera, and sits tightly, I got one on my D5000 focus screen, Hard to remove by blower.
Many people buy this lens for telephoto and portrait, but in my openion this lens is useless for both purpose. The object is not enough close even at 200 mM. You will see it just a little bit closer than what you see with your eyes. SO it is not usefull for the objects which are really far away. Like sports and wild-life photography. For portraits this lens it too sharp, you may need a soft filter. I will rather recommend a 35 or 50 mm prime lens with low F-value. That will give you enough depth of the field, without going 15-20 feet away from the human object.

Bottom line- lens itself is great, but not much useful for a photographer.
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This is a great lense

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Created: 02/03/13
This is a great lens - I keep it on my camera most of the time, as it does all I need it too. It is light weight, and it does all you expect it would. The manual,auto button is nice option. I have taken portraits, and shots of our horse that have all been amazing shots. I would say for those who like more control, get a different model- but for a beginner/intermediate this is perfect.
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Great intermediate lens for your Nikon DSLR camera

Created: 08/11/10
Purchased this lens as a refurbished lens for my Nikon D5000 DSLR camera. I needed an intermediate lens that would be a good all around lens for near and far subjects. This lens really fills the bill. It is a perfect partner to the standard 18-55mm DX VR lens that came with my camera, and provides me with the versatility I needed for scenic and wildlife photography. Although not a high end lens, it is very accurate in focus, clarity and function. Pictures are very crisp. Having the VR capability is a real plus when taking those far shots at wildlife or high speed shots in action sports. As with all long lenses, I would highly recommend the use of a tripod when using the far end of the telephoto range with slower shutter speeds for some landscape or wildlife photos, even though this lens has VR capability.

This lens compares very well to a competing lens which I also have, and is a best fit for my style of photography, which is primarily wildlife and scenic photography.

Being able to select manual or auto focusing is a real plus with this lens and its ease of operation is great for the beginner as well as the experienced photographer. Focus speed is pretty good, and very accurate. A very good lens that I recommend to any and all that want a good all around lens for sports and outdoor photographs and not break the bank in order to own. I am very happy with this lens.
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