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

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (169)
  • Easily interchangeable (150)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Consistent output (112)
  • Durable (87)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (85)
  • Sports/action (84)
  • Wildlife photos (69)
  • General purpose (47)
  • Weddings (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (57), Casual photographer (44), Enthusiast (34), Semi-pro photographer (21), Semi-professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), 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.

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5.0

Nikon lens

By Bill Kriner

from York pa

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

Great product

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5.0

I love this Nikon lens

By Suzzie

from Linthicum, Md.

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I have bought several lenses and a tripod from B & H Photo and have not been disappointed. Since we do not have a reputable camera store real close and this company came highly recommended by a camera pro I have felt very comfortable ordering products and have been very pleased not only with the price but also with the products themselves and will be ordering from them in the future. I also recommend this company to other DLSR owners.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great lens

    By Ethan

    from NY

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

    Very satisfied...love the quality. Originally wanted the 500mm, but can't beat the price difference w this one ??

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Micah

    from Cordova TN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is a great additional lens for my D3200. The prices was great too.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Excellent product

        By SJC

        from Cochabamba Bolivia

        Verified Buyer

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

        Excellent product, very good quality. It was what he wanted. At the right price

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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.

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          • 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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                (2 of 2 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

                  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.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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