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Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens

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  • Ultra-compact 3x zoom lens made exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
  • 55-200mm focal length
  • f4-5.6 maximum aperture
  • Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare
  • Silent Wave Motor
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Important Warranty Information: All Nikkor autofocus lenses from Nikon Inc. USA include four years of Nikon Extended Service Coverage at no charge. Be sure to look for the Nikon ESC certificate with every Nikkor lens purchase you make.

Frequently Bought Together

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens + 52MM Professional Lens Filter Accessory Kit for NIKON D7100 D7000 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3100 D3000 D90 D80 DSLR Cameras - Includes: Vivitar Filter Kits (UV, CPL, FLD) + Carry Pouch + Tulip Lens Hood + Snap-On Lens Cap w/ Cap Keeper Leash + MagicFiber MicroFiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 3.1 inches ; 9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009HN57Y
  • Item model number: 2156
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Features

  • Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this is an ideal 3.6X zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife
  • An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions
  • 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

From the Manufacturer

The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens is an ultra compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens with a 3.6x and 55- to 200-millimeter focal range that offers a remarkable cost-to-performance ratio. Optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs, this lens is ideally suited for the Nikon D50 digital SLR camera.

This affordable and powerful zoom offers the performance equivalent to an 82.5- to 300-millimeter lens in 35mm format and is suitable for everything from candid portraits to sports, nature, and wildlife photography. Featuring a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that offers smooth and quite auto focus performance, this lens comes in black and measures a compact 2.7 inches in diameter by 3.1 inches in length and weighs approximately nine ounces.

For optics, the lens employs two ED glass elements that achieve a high resolution and contrast while minimizing chromatic aberration and other forms of distortion. By using this lens along with the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G ED lens (sold separately), photographers can achieve a focal length range from 18-millimeter wide-angle to 200-millimeter telephoto, providing a picture angle equivalent to a 27- to 300-millimeter lens in 35mm format. This range allows you to cover an extremely wide variety of subjects and shooting situations.

Note: This lens is not compatible with 35mm or IX240 format film cameras.

What's in the Box
Lens, snap-on front lens cap (LC-52), rear cap (LF-1), hood (HB-34), and semi-soft case (CL-0815).

Customer Reviews

Great for shooting in good light.
Bic
The one downside is that the auto focus seems slow compared to my other lenses, but not slow enough to frustrated me or ruin a picture.
Amazon Customer
Received the item within a week with no problems.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

354 of 372 people found the following review helpful By Nor'easter VINE VOICE on February 2, 2006
I bought this lens to complement the 18-55mm lens that came with my D50. The people who criticize this lens certainly have the right to their opinions but I don't feel they are keeping the price of the lens in perspective while reviewing the lens. One can spend thousands of dollars on a single Nikon lens. And to me, the fact that I can get a lens with great optics that's a little slow but is incredibly light for under $200 is nothing short of miraculous. If you would have told someone in 1968 that a lens of this quality would be available for such a low price, they would have laughed. Nikon is indeed the king of making lenses and they had made a lens that allows those that are beginners or who can't afford incredibly high priced lenses the ability to step into a very nice range lens with great optics for a pittance of what professional lenses cost. So what if it's a little slow? If I had the money, I guess I'd be spending $1500 on every lens but the fact is I don't have those resources and appreciate Nikon opening the door and letting me in on the fun too at a very reasonable price for a very reasonable quality lens. For those that dislike this lens, take it back and get a truly great lens for 10 times the price- they're available- no ones' stopping you- so why knock this lens down so badly? It services a certain market- those of us who want nice pictures but can't afford super fast super expensive lenses. These lenses are what they are. Quit all the whining and either just enjoy the lens for what it can do considering it's very low price or go out and buy that expensive lens that does everything you want it to. The super lenses are there for the buying. It's Not like they're not available and this is the only lens out there and Nikon is charging $700 dollars for it. I could understand some whining then. I got this lens on sale for $140. That's incredible. Enjoy this lens for all that it can do for such a reasonable price!
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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful By W. Reid on July 2, 2005
Just got this lens for my Nikon D50, which I bought because it is smaller and lighter than the D70s. This lens is amazing; it's the same size as the D50 kit lens (18mm-55mm zoom) and the same weight. For someone like me who values carrying around the least weight possible, this is exactly the right lens. And from the test shots I've made it looks to be plenty sharp enough for my taste. Autofocus is fast and silent. It amazes me that Nikon lens technology has progressed so much to produce such a lightweight and quality lens.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By SBS on September 20, 2005
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I bought a Nikon D70s body only and put together a range of coverage from 10mm through 500mm including the 55-200mm Autofocus Nikkor Zoom. It is, as most of the DX lenses, a plastic based barrel and is light enough to travel and easy to hand hold in most lighting situations. Although I have not had the lens that long, it seems to be fast focusing and sharp optically. If it holds up as well as it appears from other reviews I have read, the price makes it a good general usage lens. The plastic construction should not be held as a negative as it seems to be sturdy nonetheless. The manual/autofocus switch is easy to use and the lens shade bayonets in and also stores reversed by bayoneting as well. The mount is plastic but, unless you abuse your equipment, seems to seat well and does not appear to be a negative factor.
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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful By S. Misra on July 15, 2006
Nikon 55-200 AF-S DX makes a perfect complement to the kit lens for Nikon D50 (the 18-55 AFS DX). The size of the lens is similar to the kit lens and it weighs marginally more with the construction quality being all plastic consumer grade.

The autofocus is smooth, noiseless and fast in good light conditions. The 4-5.6 aperture of course makes it not suitable for any low light photography particularly without VR. The small size and weight means it's excellent for carrying around on trips unlike some professional quality lenses of similar range like the 70-200 2.8D.

The picture quality is all right for a consumer grade product. Though I must report some noticeable vignetting at the longer focal lengths which is a big dampener for an otherwise fine compact telephoto lens. Not sure how well it compares with the Nikon 70-300G model, though the jury is split in the middle about the verdict as to which one is better in the photography forums. However, the additional reach as well as lower cost of the 70-300G makes it worthy of serious consideration.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By vespafive on July 6, 2006
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I first bought this 55-200mm through an outside vendor and it's amazing how these electronics megastores will mark up their items to a ridiculous price. This lens is NOT worth over $200 and if you paid that much, I advise you return it and save $$$$ by ordering through amazon.com which was what I did. I returned this nice lens to that store but bought it again through amazon.com and saved $100! Anyways, this lens goes great with my 18-55mm lens that came with my Nikon D50. The 3.6x zoom is not bad at all and if you can live with the slow autofocus, it's actually pretty good bang for your buck. You start losing a little depth when you near 200mm. The images are still sharp (depth starts to suffer the more you zoom in). This lens is actually quite good in regards to image quality. If you're expecting rapid focus, this lens is not for you. No matter how good the lens/camera is, I always photo edit afterwards anyway. This lens is worth the money if you are not really willing to fork out the $$$ for Vibration Reduction (don't get me wrong, it's great to have, but I was taking pictures fine with a tripod and remote and I don't mind lugging those along). Plus changing lens is no big deal for a photographer of my type. This 55-200mm lens is a winner in my opinion.
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