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

Last updated (27 July’13):
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Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens features 55-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6 and minimum aperture at f4-5.6. The lens construction has 13 elements in 9 groups inc. 2 ED elements and has diagonal angle of view at 28.8 degrees. The Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX lens weighs 0.6 pounds and it measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 2.7 inches long.

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Reviews reviews the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX and writes;
“On the original version, sharpness is quite good throughout the range, with f/8 or f/11 being the point of maximum sharpness on my sample pretty much across the entire focal length range. At f/4 (or 5.6 at the tele end) the corners get a teeny bit soft–but optical performance is still far better than you’d expect for the price.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆ reviews the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX and writes;
“The autofocus performed satisfactorily and the manual mode proved usable. Supplied with both a hood and a soft bag for protection in the camera bag, it does seem good value for money.”
rating: N/A reviews the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX and writes;
“Imatest showed the lens to be an excellent performer with negligible chromatic aberration at all focal length settings. Image resolution was above average across the aperture and focal length range. Backlit subjects were recorded competently with little evidence of flare or ghosting.”
rating: N/A reviews the Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX and writes;
“Sharpness ought to be more than adequate for any digital camera. In fact with the number of elements I suspect this will be really, really good. I haven’t gotten one in my hands outdoors to see this yet. I have no reason to doubt that it will be flawless.”
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Features & Specifications

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Specifications

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).

See also: Lens Reviews | Nikon Lenses

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