Last updated (11 November’11):
- Review by Bythom.com
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.
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Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Reviews
Bythom.com 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.”
Ephotozine.com 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.”
Photoreview.com.au 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.”
Kenrockwell.com 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.”
Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX User Reviews
Good Value Lens | Rating:
“This lens gets three stars for value and optical performance. It would get four stars if not for the recently released VR version (five stars for value and performance) (definately get the VR version over this one). It is a sharp lens; however, it hunts a lot in low light, and the plastic build makes for a flimsy lens when fully extended.” – by E. Carter”
Great For The Price! | Rating:
“This lens turned out great for my D40. Im what you call a rookie photograper and this is a good “first” zoom lens in my opion. Its a little slow and images some times turnout shakey but I had no idea there was a VR model of this lens which would have fixed these problems. (Get that one if you got the cash). “ – by Colin Kahler “Big Pic”
great lens! | Rating:
“I love this lens, it’s my 2nd lens and i am really happy with it, the only problem is that it is not antishake so you have to hold very tight your camera or use a tripod but i’m getting used to it so my pics are better now, i have a Nikon D40 and this lens works so good with my camera.” – by C. Sarria
amateur eye | Rating:
“I have only owned a Nikon D40 since June, but was eager to get this lens for personal sports photos. I am still learning how to best use my camera, but I have been using this lens for a couple of weeks and am very pleased with it. It did take me a little while to get used to the weight vs the 18-55mm lens, but that is the user and not the lens. I have only used it on manual focus, with a sports setting, because I am still learning, but pictures are great. I did try it with the P mode (program auto), but the pictures were not as clear. Again the user and not the lens. It came with a storage pouch and lens cover. I would recommend it from the amateur point of view” – by scholar
Good Lens for Beginners | Rating:
“I’m new to the Digital SLR World. Decided to try this for fun and as a new type of stress relief. I’ve only used point and shoot cameras in the past. Was concerned about the potential for shaky pictures when I was reviewing dSLR cameras and lens; and I was greatly surprised with what I experienced with my first shots. Shots with this lens and my new Nikon D40 came out clean and sharp. Shots were taken without a tripod. I agree with other reviews for you to save your money and get this lens over the VR version. I found this lens easy to use, and if gave great shots for very small subjects (i.e. toy poodles) up to 20 feet away. This lens is a great companion to the 18-55mm lens. “ – by K. Weinstock
A very sharp lens | Rating:
“The quality pictures are amazing. Im very happy with this lens… Im from Costa Rica and works very well in the new tropics. Very sharp pictures.. “ – by Rodolfo
Bring the picture to you. | Rating:
“If you need to reach out and get that distant picture, this is the one for you. If you want to spend another $100 you could have the stabilizer model. Great addition to your 18 to 55 lens!” – by R. hewitt
Nikon Nikor zoom lens | Rating:
“Haven’t gotten to use the lens too much so far, but have had great results with what I have done. I have two other lenses one higher focus and one lower focus, so this is the perfect medium for when I don’t want to change lenses constantly or lug around all of them “ – by D. Link “domestic diana”
Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Sample Photos
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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).
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