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

Used Cat.# RBN55200GAF MFR # 2156B
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens

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  • 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)
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • HB-34 Lens Hood
  • CL-0815 Soft Lens Case
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    NikonAF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 219 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (140)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (66)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (167)
    • Lightweight (149)
    • Easily interchangeable (148)
    • Consistent output (110)
    • 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 (84)
    • Sports/action (84)
    • Wildlife photos (69)
    • General purpose (47)
    • Weddings (39)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (57), Casual photographer (43), Enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (21), Semi-professional (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (80), 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 219 customers

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    4.0

    Versatile medium range zoom Tele.

    By BJB

    from Dublin, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • 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:

      This item was a replacement for one included in my D3200 kit. I accidently dropped the original and ruined the AF. B&H's prompt service and quality products are greatly appreciated.

      Sincerely,
      B. Brian

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      • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                        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.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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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