The 55-200mm lens also includes a 3.6x optical zoom ratio.

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excellent zoom range, gets distant subjects reliably

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color and contrast are excellent, makes everything look gorgeous

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sharp images every time, extreme detail in the picture

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solid build with metal mount, can handle daily use

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manual focus is a bit difficult to work with, not very precise

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low light focus hunts around a little bit

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zoom action is a bit sticky at the longer end, tricky to control

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a bit long and bulky build

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The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED is a mid-grade external camera lens designed to provide average consumers a higher zooming lens for action and portrait photography. The NIKKOR 55-200mm lens features auto-focus (AF) and manual focus (M) mode options with the ability to switch rapidly between the two modes. The 55-200mm lens also includes a 3.6x optical zoom ratio, an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element which eliminates chromatic aberration (failure of lens to focus all colors on a single point; creates blurry unfocusable images), and a silent wave (SW) motor which Nikkon claims "enables high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation".

The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED includes additional features such as a Nikon F Bayonet mount type, a 55-200mm focal length range, a bundled lens case and hood, and a minimum viewing angle of 28 degrees.

  • Mid-grade external camera lens
  • 3.6x optical zoom
  • Designed for portrait and action (moving) photos
  • Auto focus and Manual focus modes (quick-switching)
  • (ED) Extra Low Dispersion Glass Element
  • Silent Wave Zoom Motor
  • Nikon F Bayonet Mount Type
  • Vibration Reduction/ Image Stabilization Support
  • Distance Information Display
  • Focal Length Range: 55-200mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 3.6x
  • Maximum Aperture: 4
  • Minimum Aperture: 22
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 28 degrees 50'
  • Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 8 degrees
  • Lens:
    • Elements: 15
    • Groups: 11
  • Compatible Formats:
    • DX
    • FX in DX crop mode
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.6ft. (1.1M)
  • Focus Mode:
    • Auto
    • Manual
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (335g)
  • Lens Case: CL-0918
  • Lens Hood: HB-37
  • Lens Accessories
    • LC-52 52mm snap-on front lens cap
    • LF-1 rear lens cap
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