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Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens

B&H # NI55200GAF MFR # 2156 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 82.5-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 22
  • Two ED Glass Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Auto-Manual Mode
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.1'
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens is a versatile and ultra-compact telephoto zoom lens that offers a 3.6x zoom range, ideal for portraiture, sports or wildlife, and is designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs. When mounted to a DX-format camera, it offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 82.5-300mm. Also, this G-type NIKKOR lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free operation, because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum.

The Nikon Super Integrated Coating and two ED glass elements used in this lens minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions. Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor AF system it is fast and silent during use and it has an Auto-Manual mode for smooth manual focus use. Additionally, it will focus as close as 3.1', has a 52mm front filter thread, and features a 9-blade rounded diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus elements.

A compact, rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation
Two ED glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance
Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus)
9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights
Performance
Focal Length 55 - 200mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 82.5 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 28° 50' - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.12' (95 cm)
Magnification 0.29x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.4
Elements/Groups 13/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.68 x 3.11" (68 x 79 mm)
Weight 9 oz (255 g)

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NikonAF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens
 
4.6

(based on 218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (166)
  • Easily interchangeable (148)
  • Lightweight (148)
  • Consistent output (109)
  • Durable (85)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (16)
  • Slow focus (12)
  • Weak casing (6)
  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Lens creep (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (83)
  • Sports/action (83)
  • Wildlife photos (68)
  • General purpose (47)
  • Weddings (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (56), Casual photographer (43), Enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (21), Semi-professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is the best money I spent

This last weekend I was at the Rincon Surf Championship. This lense was the best. The shots I took were amazing. Later at the Seal Rookery I also took pictures of the baby...Read complete review

This last weekend I was at the Rincon Surf Championship. This lense was the best. The shots I took were amazing. Later at the Seal Rookery I also took pictures of the baby seal pups. This lense allowed me to take the shots I just thought about.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent budget lens

A good lens that is very beneficial for the novice. You don't really need VR on a lens this size unless you're doing photography in semi-low light locations.

I love this...Read complete review

A good lens that is very beneficial for the novice. You don't really need VR on a lens this size unless you're doing photography in semi-low light locations.

I love this lens. If I were a pro, I'd go for the VR.

Reviewed by 218 customers

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4.0

Teleobjective lens

By Marina

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult to Clean

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Portraits
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

It has been working really good so far and it's a cheap lens.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

this is a good lens for under $

By loki

from Astoria Oregon

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • This Is Best For Sports
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

    This is a good lens for a student. It has good diffenition and is quick to focus. I will say it is limited for close up shots it seems tom like a distance of 24 inches. Anything closer and you shoud change lenses. It is really good for long range( 2 miles or more) shots .

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    • No

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    5.0

    Flawless Images

    By Quick Pix

    from Sedona, AZ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

      This is the perfect lens to photograph real estate because it gives a wide, undistorted view.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Affordable yet Effective Zoom Lens

      By CSURam

      from Denver

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

        I purchased the lens specifically to photograph my son's HS tennis team. It works great for that but I am looking forward to outdoor and wildlife picture taking as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lens for a Reasonable Price!

        By Sharkbait

        from Pacifica, California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

          This product is great for outdoor shots during the daytime as well as reasonably well lit indoor shots. I Have found all of my photos to be crystal clear even without the VR. This lens is not a professional lens and has a slightly inexpensive feel to it, but its performance is incredible and with proper use this lens is an indispensable tool in the inventory. It performs well enough to take it out on trips but isn't too expensive to be scared of taking it out of the box. It is worth every penny. I haven't had it too long so I don't know about the long term durability of the lens. The only thing which I'm not in love with is the zoom action; I know that most of the lenses that I use have somewhat stiff zoom rings making it hard to shoot smooth videos and make minute adjustments. I knew coming in that most slr lenses are like that (especially at this price point) and I can't take a star off for that because 1) I expected that before making the purchase 2)Video isn't my main use or an advertised intended use of the lens and 3)the lens is not advertised as having special smooth zoom action. I also can't dock a star because it really doesn't bother me considering I don't make many videos; I just wanted to mention it for the budget video aficionados out there looking for a video lens. (Even with that said, with a firm hand its possible to get some decent smooth zooms, it just takes some good form and steady twist pressure). In conclusion, for this price, I really don't think you're going to find a better lens. It performs better than I anticipated and is already becoming one of my favorites. Props to B&H for the quick shipping; free shipping arriving on the fourth business day across the entire continental US is not shabby at all!

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By Maidbyshania

          from Provincetown ma

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

          Perfect in every way

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          5.0

          great lens

          By gq

          from illinois

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

          Great lens for an intermediate user. Nice focus and easy to use

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          5.0

          good lens, as I was expecting!

          By Mariano J

          from Mar del Plata, Argentina

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                very good zoom considering the cost!

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                4.0

                No Complaints

                By _FreezeFrame_

                from Anderson, Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                  Have no negative comments. Used it for 1 1/2 years and am upgrading to the 55-300.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Don't judge the cover by its book

                  By Rey

                  from Downey, CA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                  ...but tripod is needed.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nikon 55-200mm Lens

                  By Lisa

                  from San Diego, CA

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                  Great lens for the price. Lightweights and compact. B&H offers a great price compared to [@] and expedited shipping is very reasonable.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So far so good - very pleased

                  By wslineberger

                  from Oakland, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Lightweight construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                  Bought to shoot portraits, slow "action" shots and have found it to be just as advertised. Light, very accurate, quiet and even through out it's f 4 - 5.6 range. My only concern is the construction. I have no misconceptions, it's a $ lens if you treat it gingerly it should be there for you - that's my plan.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  zoom zoom...

                  By Dean

                  from Everett, WA

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                  Amateur family photographer: mainly kids and sports moments. I like the fact that I can capture my subjects without them knowing which makes for more natural snapshots in time.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Addition to my Nikon Lense Selecti

                  By PhotoJim

                  from Southwest Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                    I shot "film" for years and the transition to digital was an obvious step. My 35MM camera was a Nikon and since I had several lenses, my new digital was going to be a Nikon also. After getting the new camera, I determined that a new lense would benefit my work. I did a lot of reading and research and the 55-200 Nikon zoom stands out as the right choice. I've used the lense on quite a few production shots and it is an excellent and versitle lense for my camera. Great Auotmatic Focus, super quality, and an outstanding product!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellant! MHL - Must Have Lense

                    By John M

                    from SC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                    Can't beat it for the $.Everyone should have this lense...unless you already have the faster version.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great value for features

                    By Panoramic Fanatic

                    from Idaho Falls, ID

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Design
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                    Compact and lightweight design is welcome for extensive field work. Would recommend using a tripod for low light conditions. Worth the price.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    55-200 mm f/4.5-5.6G Autofocus Lens

                    By Beagle Person

                    from Wilson, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                      Multi-purpose lens that provides consistent output, is easily interchangeable, and provides clear images at an affordable price.

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                      5.0

                      Another superior NIKON Product.

                      By shawn the photo student

                      from Virginia Beach, VA

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                        I cannot say enough about this medium focal length Zoom lens. I have used it in a number of natural lighting conditions and found it amazing in helping me to isolate wildlife, take field pictures, and provided superior sharpness in all these situations.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic Lens! Perfect for 18-55mm.

                        By The Photo Guy

                        from Washington

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                        I received this lens as a gift and love it. It goes perfectly with my 18-55mm lens that I got with my camera. It takes really nice photos and the zoom on it is incredible. The only downside is that it can be a bit slow at times. Other than that I would recommend it to any beginning or intermediate photographer.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        AMAZING!!

                        By Braeden

                        from TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens:

                          I have a NikonD5100 and this lens is amazing. It fit nicely and the pictures are amazing!!!!!

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                          • No

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