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Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED 35mm Zoom

4.67 star rating
                      4.67 / 5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $169.00
Focal Length : 55mm - 200mm | Max. Aperture : f/4-f/5.6  | Focus : Autofocus  

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Product Description

This 3.6x zoom, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, features Nikon’s VR image stabilization and is perfect for portraits and action. Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction) reduces the effects of camera shake, allowing hand-held shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would be possible for dramatically sharper images. An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance. New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SW) enables ultra-high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation. Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus). The lens is constructed with 15 elements in 11 groups. 7-blade rounded diaphragm provides more natural out-of-focus highlights.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by volks

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2014

Strengths:    When mounted on a D7100, it's as sharp if not sharper as most other expensive Nikon zoom alternatives.

Weaknesses:    Plastic mount. Not that sharp if on older Nikon DX models.

Bottom Line:   
I never realized that this ridiculousness inexpensive lens performs this good on a D7100. Best performance / value for your money by far.

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Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony Reiss a Professional

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2009

Strengths:    The images produced are almost as convincing as a higher end expensive lens.
Small for a powerfull zoom.
Lightweight and stealth friendly.
My favourite for urban journalism.
VR lets me shoot in low light like never before!
Bargain cost.

Weaknesses:    Plastic mount.

Bottom Line:   
I get to know a lens, zoom or prime, after about a few thousand images through it. After about 3k's of shooting, this lens has come on to be a favourite companion for urban and candid shooting. The first thing that stands out is how crisp and punchy the images turn out, even when the aperture is fully opened. Ther colour, rendering, and fringes are very pleasant, like a high end expensive lens. But this lens isn't! This lens could be the bargain of the year, or the decade. It is so low priced, you can break one a get a new one the next day, no hassles, even to the pocket.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Nikon Dealer

Similar Products Used:   70-300mm AF-S VR Nikon
24-70mm F2.8 Constant

Type of photography:   Fine Art

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by starriderrick a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    TACK SHARP ---> from 55-125mm

Ultra light weight,compact

Nikkor quality build

ED glass

VR mode works excellent

Auto focus motor is fast, accurate


Lense hood is included

55mm filter mount

Good Zoom ring grip

Weaknesses:    SOFT from 125mm to 200mm

Bright avail. light work only...it's slow

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the latest updated VR version of this lense. At first I was a bit weary about purchasing a lense that was such a bargain...Read on.

I did my homework, after reading over 100 user reviews on amazon..I took the leap.My first impression was mixed,but as I experimented I found this lense can, will produce great images.Metering,AF, distortion are excellent for a lense in this "bargan" price range.

If your looking for a great walk-about zoom that won't break the bank this is a winner. :O)

This lense has some serious limitations as well. Image quality greatly suffers at anything over 125 mm, since I already have a great Nikkor 70-210D, a Tokina 75-300... That range wasn't a deal breaker for me.

I recommend this lense for a outdoor photographer on a budget.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   amazon

Similar Products Used:   Tokina 75-300

Nikkor 70-210

Sigma 28-300

Type of photography:   Other

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