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,...
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Have had this lens for less than a year and it's seen minimal use, only during two vacations. The plastic mounting broke which prevents the lens from mounting to the camera body. Internet if full of stories about how easily this breaks....basically it's cheap.
CHEAP, slow focus, and poor clarity, BUT great for kids first lens.
Angela Poch, Amazon
21 January 2011
Summary: Ok, this is a CHEAP (I own the real one and this one) version. It is slow to focus and hard to get a real crisp image. BUT for my 14yr old son, this is a 'stressful' starter lens. For our application we are happy with it.
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.