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Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens Imported

B&H # NI55200GAF Mfr # 2156
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The Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX 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. It is the ideal companion to the DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens.

The Nikon Super Integrated Coating used in this lens minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid mages, even in challenging light conditions.

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.

Note: Equivalent focal length in 35mm terms when used on a digital camera is 82.5-300mm.

Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models. Please click here for a list of incompatible models.

Note! DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with 35mm, "full-frame" digital, or APS SLR cameras.

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
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° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.1' (94.49 cm)
Magnification 0.29x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 13/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 3.1" (6.86 x 7.87 cm)
Weight 9 oz (255 g)
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens
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    Nikon55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 211 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (136)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (162)
    • Easily interchangeable (146)
    • Lightweight (145)
    • Consistent output (106)
    • Durable (84)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (16)
    • Slow focus (12)
    • Weak casing (6)
    • Lens creep (4)
    • Difficult to clean (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (80)
    • Landscape/scenery (79)
    • Wildlife photos (65)
    • General purpose (47)
    • Weddings (36)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (54), Casual photographer (42), Enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (20), Semi-professional (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (74), 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.

    VS

    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 211 customers

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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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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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            (1 of 1 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            zoom zoom...

            By Dean

            from Everett, WA

            Comments about Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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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            (1 of 1 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens:

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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    exactly what I ordered

                    By photo for fun

                    from East Texas

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    I bought my camera a few years ago but didn't have the money to buy a zoom lens. Up to now I only used the wide angle lens that cam with it but, now I am able to do so much more. I photograph many things but the most important is my children. It is great to now be able to zoom on them from a distance and capture those precious moments!!

                    THe lens was absolutely what I expected. I love the zoom range and the smooth focusing.

                    The only thing I didn't like is the bulky hood that came with it...but that's because I now have to buy a larger camera bag for it all to fit in.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Bang for the buck

                    By R10

                    from Inglewood, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Lightweight
                    • Outdoor Events
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    This lens is really a complimentary to the 18mm-55mm lens that my D3100 came with.

                    Pros: Light Weight, Great Zoom, GREAT for outdoor events/sports, BEST with good lighting

                    Cons: Not so great under low lighting.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX lens

                    By The ad guy

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not made in Japan

                    Best Uses

                    • Cityscape
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    The 55-200mm lens is an extension to my 18-55mm lens, perfect for outdoor photography. It's light, compact and pretty fast. I am amazed at what it produces with merely 32mm in (glass) diameter (within the 52mm outer ring diameter) – a good value for the price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good and perfect to enjoy !

                    By Pretto

                    from Caxias do Sul, BRAZIL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography

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

                      The product it worked perfect, it was possible to take wonderfull pictere and it was a pleasure to know your store in New York city.
                      I really hope to be back soon and to puschase many others things.
                      Best regards
                      Pretto

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      More than expected

                      By Sarah of S.K. Photography

                      from Athol, MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I use this product for my side photography business and it was in the perfect price range and more then I was expecting. I am overly happy with the product!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product - affordable price

                      By Maria

                      from Quito, Ecuador

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

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

                        This lens is very appropriate for beginner enthusiasts at a very reasonable price. If you are starting (as me) in the photography world, this is a very nice lens to start with.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Not much to say

                        By meeska

                        from fort erie, ontario

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          I just got this lens and used it on a photoshoot. It worked fine, but I havent really given it a proper test.

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                          • No

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