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8.4 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

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

Looks can be deceiving

Adorama
8 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens with a D40 around 3-4 years ago. I purchased this set up because of the positive reviews it had received as being a good value and a quality product. It was a replacement to a point and shoot digital camera with a long lag time. The 55-200mm lens has never been up to snuff in my opinion, say with low light focus, or the speed of focus. By the time the lens had focused my child’s sports moment had passed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Looks can be deceiving

Mike, Nebraska Furniture Mart
8 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens with a D40 around 3-4 years ago. I purchased this set up because of the positive reviews it had received as being a good value and a quality product. It was a replacement to a point and shoot digital camera with a long lag time. The 55-200mm lens has never been up to snuff in my opinion, say with low light focus, or the speed of focus. By the time the lens had focused my child’s sports moment had passed.
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Overall 2
2.0

POOR QUALITY

STEGALLA, Adorama
30 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Fragile, poor quality materials, plastic substituted for steel.
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Overall 2
2.0

POOR QUALITY

STEGALLA, Nebraska Furniture Mart
30 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Fragile, poor quality materials, plastic substituted for steel.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointing lens

Paul, Nebraska Furniture Mart
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Very disappointed with my AF-S DX NIKKOR ED 55-200mm f/4-5.6G lens. At 11 months (purchased 2009) the autofocus stopped working. Prior to that autofocus failed frequently in low light. Resolution was fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointing lens

Adorama
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Very disappointed with my AF-S DX NIKKOR ED 55-200mm f/4-5.6G lens. At 11 months (purchased 2009) the autofocus stopped working. Prior to that autofocus failed frequently in low light. Resolution was fine.
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