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Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens Imported

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The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens is a versatile and ultra-compact telephoto zoom lens that offers a 3.6x zoom range, ideal for portraiture, sports or wildlife photography. Its equivalent focal length in 35mm terms, when used on a digital camera, is 82-300mm. It is the ideal companion to the DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED standard zoom lens.

The innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. It minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3 stops (8 times) faster. The Nikon Super Integrated Coating used in this lens minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, 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.

DX-Nikkor lenses are engineered and optimized for use on Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and are designed to cover the smaller image area of the DX sensor. When a DX lens is mounted on an FX-format Nikon D-SLR, the camera's DX-Crop Mode is automatically engaged, introducing a 1.5x magnification (cropping) factor.

VR feature will only work with Nikon's D100, D200 & D1 and D2-series, or any newer model camera. AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models.

A compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation
ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration and superior optical performance
Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus)
7-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 3.61' (1.1 m)
Magnification 0.29x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 15/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.9" (7.37 x 9.91 cm)
Weight 11.8 oz (335 g)
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-37 Lens Hood
  • CL-0918 Soft Lens Case
  • 1-Year B&H Warranty

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    NikonAF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens
     
    4.5

    (based on 814 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (487)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (290)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (554)
    • Easily interchangeable (534)
    • Lightweight (487)
    • Consistent output (378)
    • Durable (256)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (106)
    • Slow focus (76)
    • Weak casing (51)
    • Heavy (29)
    • Lens creep (12)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (393)
    • Wildlife photos (363)
    • Sports/action (356)
    • Weddings (158)
    • Low light (91)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (280), Casual photographer (235), Semi-pro photographer (77), Enthusiast (47), Casual user (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (383), Yes (78)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Upgraded my walk-arond Zoom!

    I bought this with the D7000[body only].I'd never owned a VR lens and it complimented my current walk-around kit; Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.4[night shoots/portraits and...Read complete review

    I bought this with the D7000[body only].I'd never owned a VR lens and it complimented my current walk-around kit; Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.4[night shoots/portraits and the extra creamy bokeh].I have an 70-300mm 4-5.6 and a 80-200mm 2.8 but the 70-300 doesn't have VR and the 2.8 is rather heavy for everyday use, so I thought this would work nicely for that purpose. I'm glad I did.It's perfectly light, the zoom is fast enough for my needs as I don't shoot sports regularly or for profit and it actually fits inside my smaller bag with the rest of my gear.It's not a fast lens @f/4-5.6, but for the price it's suits me just fine. With a tripod and the VR feature it's perfect for my night photography when needed. So I only carry my 80-200 2.8 when I reallllly need it; like events and such.I did my research and it was a toss up between this and the 55-300mm VR. I went with this one and used the money saved for a few other items I could really use; over the extra 100mm. I'll proably try to sell the 70-300mm for cheap, as it's been made redundant.I've check 'Poor in Low Light' as a con, only cause it is unless you pump up the ISO. Then it's a trade off. But in reality, if your need a fast glass that zooms, your looking at the wrong lens at the totally wrong price.Also, if your looking to shoot sports/action [kids playing, etc..] for fun, you should be ok. Getting paid for those shots[?], look elsewhere and open your bigger wallet!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A fair price for a versitile teliphoto

    Wildlife and scenery are two things I commonly photograph. This lens does a fine job capturing detail in whatever you photograph. The VR feature on this lens is very reliable when shooting hand...Read complete review

    Wildlife and scenery are two things I commonly photograph. This lens does a fine job capturing detail in whatever you photograph. The VR feature on this lens is very reliable when shooting hand held. The sound from the VR function is hardly noticeable. Although because of the lenses moderate speed you may want to have a tripod handy for shooting at max zoom. Especially when shooting moving or highly detailed objects when the lighting doesn't allow a faster shutter speed at max aperture (1/200 is generally the slowest speed you want, hand held, when zoomed to 200mm, full zoom). This lens preforms well outdoors but in doors due to lack of lighting you may find yourself using a tripod frequently. The lens is smooth and easy to adjust when zooming. the auto focus on the lens works great. Manual focus on this lens can be touchy so if your not used to manually focusing stick to auto focus. The Lens isn't overly noisy when the lens is auto focusing but its not a sound that you will miss. Even though it is noticeable the sound is not overbearing. The AF and VR switches on the lens are easily accessible and quick to use. This lens is an excellent starter for any aspiring photographer. The quality is defiantly worth the price.

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    4.0

    Great Lens

    By Rob F.

    from New York, NY

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

    Great Lens

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    4.0

    Great Lens

    By photosbyiy

    from Israel

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      I've been using this lens mostly for landscape scenery photos. The photos are coming out clear, focused and overall just great. Handles bright light and dark photos equally well and it's very quiet.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Does the Job! Happy!

      By Everyday user

      from The Garden State

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use Traveling

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

          Excellent lens for the everyday picture taker. If you need just a little more zoom that your standard lens with Auto focus, this is the product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nikon 55-200 review

          By Jimmy

          from Ohio

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

          I absolutely love my new lens. It takes AMAZING shots, as well as the filters that came with it.

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          5.0

          good buy

          By klaus

          from Monza, Italy

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

          This item was suggested to me as opposed to the kit offer I intended to buy. For a few dollars more I got a stabilized zoom. Great!

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          5.0

          Excellent, no complaints

          By Ty

          from New York City

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I'm in love with this lens, it gives me great quality shots and I can control the images. It's highly recommended.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Surprisingly good

              By Bill from Kansas

              from Kansas

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Slow Aperture

              Best Uses

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

                For a kit lens, this one performs quite well. Happy to have it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Purchase

                By Thunder

                from land o'lakes - tampa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

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

                i use it to take pictures from action spots .
                light and easy tto change witha quiet motor and a fast autofocus

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Brilliant Photos

                By Nathan

                from Long Beach, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Excellent zoom capability and a lot of settings. Very durable and comes with a bag for the lens. Great for sports and action shots.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  55-200 f/4/5.6

                  By dgetgood

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Good Image quality
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light
                  • Slow Focus
                  • Weak Casing

                  Best Uses

                  • Inexpensive Convenience F

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

                  I use this lens as a convenience lens on my backup camera:
                  When the main body has a wide lens it gets me some reach with good results.
                  When the main camera has my long lens the 55-200 gets me a bit closer and yet still some reach.
                  The 55-200 is a consumer lens and so does not provide quite the responsiveness, image quality or robust build as a pro lens, but it DOES do quite well, actually.

                  The 55-200 AF-S DX VR is a small, light and inexpensive convenience lens that can get great results in a small, inexpensive package.

                  The things that aren't great about it are the result of what is GOOD about it:
                  The build and image quality and as good as a pro level lens because it costs so little.
                  It is neither wide enough or long enough, really, but to get something that does both of those extremes in one small package will cost 3 or 4 times as much.
                  For my needs the 55-200 covers about 80% of my backup camera shots decently in a light, inexpensive package.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  It's okay

                  By ohheckyeah

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Less Than Sharp

                  Best Uses

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

                    Maybe I expected too much of this lens, but I can't say I'm thriled with the results. If I had it to do over, I think I would try the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm.

                    I went with this lens because of a personal recommendation - he said he got tack sharp photos with the lens. I don't find that to be the case.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Price and Great Value

                    By skip

                    from South Florida

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      Hobbyist, birds, buildings, details

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good for the price

                      By Demitri Maximov

                      from México

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Image quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lens Creep
                      • Poor in Low Light
                      • Slow Focus
                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors
                      • Sports/Action

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

                      Image Quality and sharpness 7 of 10
                      Slow and inaccurate autofocus about 10-20%
                      Feels a bit fragile
                      Decent image quality in lighted locations
                      Bad in low light situations
                      For that price is not bad at all.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Jalie

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        I wanted a zoom lens and a friend recommended this lens. I was not disappointed, it is perfect for my needs.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        it works awsome!

                        By yesi

                        from cali

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          I love how the background gets that blur when I do a close up!

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Vero

                          from Montevideo

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

                          Absolutly perfect, expectative completly full

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Altamente Recomendable

                          By Elcolchitas

                          from México DF

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                Excelente zoom

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great purchase

                                By MC

                                from San Diego

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

                                I haven't had this lens for too long yet, but it has performed very well so far. The pictures look great and for the price, the quality is excellent! I would highly recommend this lens to others.

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                                5.0

                                Excited!

                                By XAPKIB

                                from Charlotte, nc

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

                                This is our 3rd purchase from B&H and 2nd time opting for the VR lenses.
                                Love them and worth the additional expense.

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great all-purpose lens!!

                                By Louis

                                from CT

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

                                We've been slowly building our arsenal of lenses and, so far, this one has proven to be great for all-around use.

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