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8.5 out of 10

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

A compact telephoto zoom lens with VR system for Nikon digital S Read more

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

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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE!

Shotgunron, Amazon
18 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a GRAY MARKET item. Although the ad does not say so anywhere, it is. It DOES NOT come with a U.S. warranty, only a Nikon International warranty which I understand is pretty much worthless in the U.S. Nikon USA does not warrant gray market items purchased in the U.S. The actual lens box was in very rough shape.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Mnk2012, Walmart
14 November 2013
  • Summary: I've read endless reviews on this lens where others have said that it is great for portraits and pictures of children. But, they were all wrong! This is a wonderful zoom lens and pictures are clear when zoomed in however it does not allow you to take a picture standing within inches of your subject, Instead the lens will continue to auto focus in and out making a blurred picture.. The zoom is perfect but not what i wanted.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not up to Nikon Standards

Dulaurence, B&H Photo
26 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this to have a lightweight zoom telephoto for travel. It's light, it's plastic, it's captures are disappointing. Did some A/B testing versus my 70-300 Nikon VR. Light years apart! All my gear is Nikon, and this item really is not up to their standards. On a good note, the B&H folks were totally accommodating about the return. Sold me on them for life!
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so good experience this time

TrekMan, Adorama
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought a refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX (VR)from Adorama and it arrive in perfect condition. Based on this experience, I ordered a refurbished 55-200 f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR and, like the 18-105, the 55-200 arrived in brand new condition but a quick inspection revealed that the manual focus ring was tight and "clicked" when turned. Otherwise, it worked fine in auto focus and took very sharp photos.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0

Unable to focus in dim lighting

Lily, B&H Photo
11 December 2011
  • Excerpt: It works ok in bright lighting. I am unable to shoot clear images in dim lighting.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

You take your chances...

ThomThumb, Adorama
5 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I read what seemed like a hundred reviews of this lens so I was not expecting anything pro-level. But wanted to give it a try to see if it could be a decent travel lens in adverse conditions. I have got to say that right from the box this refurbished lens was a disappointment. The AF would miss 7 of 10 shots and the focus problem was even worse in VR mode. I shot about 100 photos to see if the problem would go away and it did not [...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Absolute junk

martenfisher, epinions.com
1 July 2010
  • Excerpt: You would have to love the light weight compact style of this zoom lense.
  • Pros: Takes pictures fine close up.
  • Cons: Only gets good shots in the sun. Clouds destroy distance clarity. Way too slow.
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Overall 2
2.0

I would never recommend this lens

hate this lens, Adorama
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Not worth it, save your money and buy the 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Overall terrible, Poor in Low Light, Poor Quality, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 2
2.0

I expected better

Bud Ryerson, Adorama
23 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I expected much better quality from a Nikon product.
  • Cons: AM switch is very bad, Hood needs cap, Lens Creep, No aperture ring, noisy AutoFocus, Rough spots in zoom
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Overall 2
2.0

Nikkor DX 55-200 - Not so great!

lightlin, epinions.com
24 December 2005
  • Summary: If you are nothing more than an absolute beginner and "would not need the uniform exposure of the lens.", fine. All others stay away!
  • Pros: It's lightweight
  • Cons: Image quality is poor
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