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Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED 35mm Zoom
Product DescriptionThis 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.
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!
Weaknesses: Plastic mount.
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.
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
Submitted by starriderrick a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009
Strengths: TACK SHARP ---> from 55-125mm
Ultra light weight,compact
Nikkor quality build
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
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.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $150.00
Purchased At: amazon
Similar Products Used: Tokina 75-300
Type of photography: Other