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