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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 55 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 28.5 - 8 o
Closest focusing distance 1.1 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.5
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 15 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 73 x 99.5 mm
Weight 335 g
Additional information Anounced: March 2007. One ED element.
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3.87 Average
Owners reviews (10)
  1. Sombrero
    Sombrero 10 May 2015, 19:07
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    IP 62.178.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 189Euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: The biggest drawback is, that the lensmount is also made of the same breakable plastics like the whole lens and not of sturdy metal as it is usually used for changeable lenses. So no wonder that we see offerings of defective lenses that are broken near the base. In my eyes It's more a toy than a tool.

    Pros: Not much to tell, intermediate in every term. Pictures are not bad, but I think that the resolution of my 24MP camera is strongly limited by the optics of cheap lens. Barrel distortion is not very strong but is visible in every focal length. CA is visible in RAW.

    Summary: One of the cheapest Nikkors, and if you look closer, you know why. Overall I'm not really impressed of it and I tend to use fixed focal length lenses instead.

  2. KS
    KS 16 May 2014, 14:06
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    IP 2.84.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Overexposes in sunny conditions. Unpredictable. I take the exact same shot and settings with a 18-55 and it's fine. With the 55-300 it's totally overexposed.

    Pros: Value and weight.

    Summary: The first lens I purchased following a move into amateur DSLR photography with the Nikon D3100.

  3. Bas
    Bas 21 March 2014, 05:51
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    IP 182.71.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $130
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow autofocus

    Pros: Sharp, price and weight

    Summary: I have been using this lens extensively. The pictures are sharp, really sharp at all foal lengths. I am a bit let down by the AF, the lens does not even autofocus when it comes to continuous shooting. However, given the price you just cannot complain. This is a great lens for its price

  4. hippo
    hippo 15 October 2013, 18:35
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    IP 79.77.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £95
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Bad CR. Poor sharpness. Rickety and cheap feeling. VR could be better.

    Pros: Light, easy to use. Decent AF. Cheap.

    Summary: Compared with the similarly priced kit lens 18-55mm, it is chalk and cheese. High marks chalked up for the kit lens, but this zoom is a bit more Lidl half-fat than premium Ruquefort. I don't like, can you tell? :-)

  5. HenryTan
    HenryTan 9 June 2012, 09:04
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    IP 123.136.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: MYR520 (us
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Abit overexposed when shooting outdoor especially under bright sunny condition (except for dark cloudy situation). Set to -1.0 to get a richer sharper balanced image. Low light condition may be abit tricky but as long as you know how to play around with suitable ISO and Shutter speed, then it'll be alright even handheld.

    Pros: Inexpensive, it's light to carry with decent built quality. Sharp from 55mm all the way to 200mm. VR is truly an advantage and helpful especially from 135 to 200mm. Great colour production and also fast AF.

    Summary: Made a research through several sites and no doubt, all the reviews were correct about this lens. It's worth to invest with and it's not too big to bring along wherever you go. VR is truly important for tele lens and the VR on this is working very well expected. I've got nothing to complain for a lens with such price. No regret spent on this lens, go for it! Becoz it has got good 2nd hand value too when you wanted to let it go in the future for another lens :)

  6. Tom
    Tom 3 April 2011, 06:05
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    IP 96.8.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: $250.00
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: build quality

    Pros: excellent images,sharpness, boke, VR, light weight, low price

    Summary: Such a great deal in a lens, hard to not purchase

  7. Alesh
    Alesh 31 March 2011, 17:53
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    IP 213.220.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $200
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Plastic lens mount, average optical quality, pop-up design, huge vignetting

    Pros: lightweight, HSM, VR, big zoom ring

    Summary: Good choice for this money and for amateur users

  8. Mirko C.
    Mirko C. 13 December 2010, 21:59
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    IP 151.67.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: cheap construction, AF may be more accurate and fast, expecially accurate.

    Pros: very good image quality straight over 200mm. Many 70-300 lenses performs decent until 200mm, then lacks in quality. This Nikkor generates in every condition, excellent images. Efficient VR system, but cheaper than other Nikkor lenses.

    Summary: excellent price/performance ratio. Very recommended.

  9. Cagey
    Cagey 29 November 2010, 06:32
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    IP 89.234.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $230
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic mount, VR maybe not as effective as higher end VR lenses. Can produce a slight blue-tint on full zoom, easy fixed in post-processing.

    Pros: Great quality for very cheap, Light, fun to use, no obvious CA or fringing

    Summary: A very affordable, light-weight, no fuss tele-photo lens.

  10. HRS
    HRS 6 January 2010, 06:03
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    IP 117.200.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic lens mount

    Pros: lightweight, nice results, useful VR, Great VFM

    Summary: Great companion at low price :)

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