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

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


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

B&H # NI55200GAF MFR # 2156 Imported

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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Nikon 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 overview

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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

Nikon 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

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
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.68 x 3.11" (68 x 79 mm)
Weight 9 oz (255 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.3 x 4.1"

Nikon 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 221.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional versatility The range of the zoom makes this an ideal lens for those who like wandering around in the outdoors. A recent excursion to some prairie nature trails in Illinois allowed me to capture some great vista shots as well as close up of wildlife on the wing. I carried an 18-55 zoom with me but for the most part this versatile 55-200 stayed on my trusty Nikon D70s. Pros: 1.lightweight 2.Versatile 3.Good focusing response Cons: 1. When putting the lens away I would recommend switching the lens to manual and turn the focus ring back until the extension is fully back in the body of the lens. If the last shot you took leaves the lens extended you can run the risk of stripping the focus gears if the lens should take a direct blow.
Date published: 2009-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition to my Nikon Lense Selecti 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!
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh What A Lens I got this lens 2 days ago. Like anyone else, I did my research before making my purchase. I'm yet to test the lens to it fullest,but I'm TOTALLY impressed. Money well-spent. I'd previously purchased the 70-300,but it is nothing to compare with the 55-200. The 55-200 is not the fastest lens in the world, but, for someone who is on a tight budget, I have no regrets. It is a great companion lens for my 18-70mm. The only regret I have is purchasing the 70-300. Problems Encountered: None as yet Previous Equivalent Items Owned: 70-300 & 18-70 Items I Recommend: None as yet
Date published: 2007-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great package! Unpack and Go! I am a beginner DSLR user, with some point and shoot experience. I wanted to step up and buy a camera i knew i would be happy with for years to come. I trust Nikon brand as a brand that is durable and of good quality. I loved the extra 55-200 mm lens with the bag. Everything fit perfectly. I went online and researched this camera and found that it is very much user friendly and has in camera advice on how go use different features which is very helpful for a beginner. i like the vibration reduction in the wide angle lens as well. i really most impressed with the clarity of the pictures produced. great camera can't wait to continue to learn more about it!
Date published: 2010-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Jazzed I am new in the photography world and this is my second lens. I am in love. I love using it to capture candid moments from across the room. It is so much easier to capture people being people they pay so little attention to me from so far away. I have not used it extensively yet but so far I am in love. It can be difficult to use in parties or intimate settings as you can imagine but I am still in love. It has worked out great for wildlife photos as well. I have no problems with focusing or weight. It is as light as my original camera lens and works perfectly.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the 1st one, love the 2nd more! I had this lens included as a kt lens when I switched to digital in '08. It worked beautifully for almost 4 yrs. before I felt the images started to lose their sharpness. Than after a particularly good drop I could feel the mechanics stutter and drag when I would try to change the focal length. I stopped using it for about 6 months, picked it back up and the stuttering was gone but it no longer worked as an auto focus lens and the sharpness was all but gone. I finally purchased a replacement a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier. It's a terrific lens. Crisp images all the way.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I ordered 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.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 55-200mm lens i am so amateur that i really cant offer a technical review. ... the quality of the lens is superb (nicer than the one that came with my camera) and that the pictures are crisp and clean. i took pictures in near pitch black conditions from about 30 feet away and got a beautiful shot with no camera shake. i cant wait to use it more. definitely the best price i found online and, in my humble opinion, well worth the money. the screw on lens cap, lens hood and velvety bag for the lens were bonuses i didnt expect for the price. i will purchase from this company again for more accessories for my nikon!
Date published: 2010-08-18
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