Nikon 55-200mm Nikkor Zoom Lens

55-200VR Telephoto Lens

  • Model: 55-200mm Nikkor Zoom Lens
  • Sku: 55-200VR LENS
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  • Focus mode switch Enables Quick Switching Between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus)
  • Lens Constructed With 15 Elements In 11 Groups
  • Minimum Angle Of View (DX-Format): 28°50´
  • Minimum Aperture: 22-32
  • Maximum Aperture: 4-5.6
  • Zoom Ratio: 3.6x
SRP $299.88
Off SRP $52.93
Your Price $246.95
 

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Nikon
The Nikon 55-200VR Lens with 3.6x zoom, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, features Nikon’s VR image stabilization. Perfect for portraits and action, this telephoto lens will help you to always get the best shot.
 

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Dimensions

Boxed
Height 12.0 in
Width 12.0 in
Weight 1 lbs 14.4 oz
Depth 12.0 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual

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Nikon55-200VR Telephoto Lens
 
4.3

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom

      By dmorrow

      from Kansas, USA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      I purchase this lens when I purchased my camera about 10 months ago. The lens works fine unless you are at full zoom then things get a little sloppy. I would recommend a tripod with the VR function turned off if you are going to shoot at full zoom. Otherwise this lens works great.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Wonderful Complementary Lens

      By Lightpath48

      from Port Washington, WI

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      When I purchased my new D3300 camera with 18-55mm VR II kit lens, the photo opportunities were immediately rewarding. However, in some situations I desired more than the available 55mm maximum focal length of the kit lens. The Nikon 55-200 VR lens has become a perfect complement. It matches my "normal" zoom lens in both image quality and ease of use, yet gives up to 3.5 times more reach. It is compact enough to fit in the same carrying case with the D3300 body and the original zoom lens, without the bulk and weight of older lenses owned in the past. I highly recommend it!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Entry level Zoom Lens

      By Xepman

      from Middleboro, MA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      5 star reviews are a tad ridiculous for this lens. It is a decent entry level lens and gets the job done for beginning photographers. Not knowing what a great lens is and then giving this product 5 stars is ignoring what a great lens is. For the money, it is a great lens. As a lens in general (ignoring price) it is what it is. A cheap lens. It isn't very sharp. You are much better served with an inexpensive fast prime lens to get your photo juices flowing. A low Aperture f/1.4-1.8 prime lens will give you much better results. You just need to learn to move your feet.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice blurred backround with sharp focus.

      By ColeMcl67

      from Canton, NY 13617, USA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      The lens is relatively cheap, takes amazingly sharp photos and blurs the background well. The lens is great for nature as well as portrait photography. I mainly use it for portrait photography.

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      4.0

      great features in a small package.

      By negusjah

      from Houston, TX, USA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      Worth every penny. A great pick up, if you are in the market for lens, look no further.

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      5.0

      Great value

      By pvc2112

      from Texas, USA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      I purchased this lens to be a companion to my 18-55 and I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the glass and the function of the lens. I highly recommend this lens to the beginner or seasoned veteran!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Light, compact and very usable for a very reasonable price.

      By HumblePhotog

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      I'll preface this review by detailing what this lens isn't: - It obviously isn't on par with Nikon's top-of-the-line lenses in terms of build quality and clarity, and obviously shouldn't be reviewed as such. - It isn't the best option when you need ultra-fast focusing speeds for action shots. - It isn't terribly responsive in low lighting. - It isn't going to impress a photographer who expects miracles from it. However, what it is: - It is extremely lightweight and, even at 200mm, stays relatively compact. - It is capable of producing surprisingly sharp photos (wide angle and close-up) of still subjects when given enough light. - It is very respectable for portraits and gives a nice, dreamy bokeh. - It is a quality lens equipped with a very usable VR at an extremely affordable price. I have an assortment of lenses at my disposal, so I won't go so far as to say this is one that I rely on frequently or use as a daily walk-around. But, don't get me wrong, if you are relatively new to photography and/or don't have much of a lens budget to play around with, this would make a fine lens for most general use. I do use mine and haven't been disappointed with the quality of the shots I get from it. I don't use it constantly and so I can't attest to its ability to take a beating, but with several thousand shots through mine, I don't have any reason to believe a malfunction is lurking around the corner. The VR still works great when I want to use it, the AF is still as responsive as it was when I got it new, and the focus/zoom rings are still light and smooth. Again, don't expect miracles from it and you won't be disappointed with it. Trust me, you can spend ten times as much on a lens and you still won't get miracles, especially if you don't have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of photography itself. Once you learn how your camera actually works, and the role lenses play in getting the perfect shot, you can take an 'entry-level' lens like this one and get some pretty amazing photographs with it.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome lens for beginners or advanced users!

      By Beginner

      from Wilmington NC

      Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

      I am a beginning photographer and I wish to turn it into a career! I do enjoy this lens very much and it will be going with my on my trip to the UK this summer! It's super long zoom and manual focus are excellent. I really do enjoy this lens and would recommend it to anyone!

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      4.0

      Nice Lens for long shots.

      By Rick

      from Marietta

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

          Make sure you get the VR (vibration reduction) lens if possible. Many of the kits contains standard lens. Be sure and register your camera & lenses online within 10 days of purchase so your 5 year lens warranty will apply (the fine print). Good lens, reasonable price if purchasing in bundle.

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          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Serve more than you payed

          By mlnuwan

          from Sri Lanka

          Comments about Nikon 55-200VR Telephoto Lens:

          Good lens, good image quality, used more than 9 months.

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