Reviews and Problems with Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S DX
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Lens fell apart
need nickname, Adorama
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I had high hopes for the lens, I bought it as a lens for my nikon d200. I have another camera so I wasn't too interested in a high end lens, I just needed a lens. I took a few shots and they were pretty decent. I had the lens less than a month, I set the camera down on a desk to load into my bag and when I picked it up, the lens was hanging off the camera, yet still attached. It broke at the focusing ring, exposing the electronic.
Excerpt: My father purchased me this lens to shoot sports with for the school paper. He un boxed the lens and took a few photos with it. He gave it to me the next day and i used it almost every day for a month straight. One day i went to shoot Field Hockey and it wasn't capturing the image. Upon closer inspection, the aperture lever had jammed. I took it to a photo store near me and they told me that it was cost $125.00 to fix. The lens is poorly constructed to say the least.
Pros: cheap, Lightweight
Cons: Poor in Low Light, Poor Quality, Weak Casing
Excerpt: I have an AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm made in Thailand that came in a kit with a Nikon D5100 and this Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm made in China. The differences in construction, quality and finishing between them are clear.
Summary: I could note one of the screws a marks like the lense was fixed or something, nevertheless the lense is working pretty good so far, I am taking great pictures, I liked so much the fabric pocket case that protects very well the lense, due to the lense had some marks in the screws I will give two starts , I will continues using it and report any defect or failure of the product if required.
Excerpt: This lens lacks sharpness and the VR is null. For a person new to photography it can be a good lens. For advanced amateurs and higher, you would be better off investing your money elsewhere like buying a new bag or something more productive. It has a turtle fast focus as well. In this lens' defense, you can't expect much at this price.
Excerpt: I have a D60 camera and purchased this lens to compliment the 18-55mm VR lens that came with the camera. I used both lenses at a family get to gather and took over a 130 shots between the two lenses. The 18-55mm lens picture's were noticeably sharper than the 55-200mm lens. Even when both lenses were set at 55mm. Pictures were taken in both auto and aperture priority. I am not new to SLR cameras and I know how to use them.
Excerpt: Auto focus was way too slow to capture any sort of movement. Also 55mm really ended up being too big of a starting focal length for me and did not make the lens versatile. Was not hugely impressed by the image quality produced .
Excerpt: Bought this to use with my D 90 along with the 18-55VR and the 35/1.8. I usually use the 35/1.8 (awesome lens!) and crop as needed: this provides better results than the 55-200. I get terrible chromatic aberration--maybe it's just a lemon...?
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: Blurry Focus, Chromatic aberration, Poor in Low Light