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Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX
8.0 out of 10

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

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Lens Test: Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G DX VR AF-S

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Here's a deal: An upgrade of Nikon's original digital-only tele kit zoom, this new 55-200mm f/4-5.6 ($250, street) adds Vibration Reduction and a number of optical improvements for only $70 more. A 3.6X 82-300mm equivalent zoom, it's not expected to be bundled in Nikon DSLR kits any time soon.
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* Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens

The Digital Picture
19 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8

Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G ED

Camera Labs
1 August 2007
  • Summary: The Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR is one of the best value lenses around right now for Nikon DSLRs. It’s compact, light and perfectly complements the DX 18-55mm kit lens, extending the effective range to 300mm for useful telephoto coverage.
  • Pros: Great value telephoto zoom., Effective VR anti-shake facilities., Fast and quiet SWM focusing., Perfectly complements DX 18-55mm lens.
  • Cons: Softness and fringing in corners at 200mm., Build quality is fairly basic., Basic manual focusing facilities., Range less compelling for other kit lenses.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 G ED

14 July 2007
  • Conclusion: Despite its lightweight construction this lens does not have a ‘cheap’ feel to it and the overall performance, although not stunning, is certainly not in the milk-bottle category. The autofocus performed satisfactorily and the manual mode proved usable.
  • Pros: Smallest and lightest in class, Good performance in centre., Usable manual focus ring, Good value for money
  • Cons: Pincushion distortion at the long end., Edge performance not as good as the centre.
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AF-S DX 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR

6 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The summary of this lens’s tests results is going to be very positive for one reason - the Nikon company adjusted its price well to its possibilities. The optical properties seem to be one of the better in the amateur class of 55-200 mm instruments; in addition the autofocus works efficiently and so...
  • Cons: average sharpness at 200 mm,, significant vignetting at all focal lengths,, weak work against bright light,, a lot of plastics in the barrel.
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