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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 4
4.0

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.
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

Quality Picture, Poorly Made

BLeigh95, B&H Photo
26 September 2011
  • 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
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't judge a book by its cover

Luiz, B&H Photo
26 July 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 4
4.0

OK starter lens

bassplayer, Adorama
7 July 2011
  • Excerpt: If I had it to do over, I'd have passed on this lens. It's slow to focus and on the soft side.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

MRRIVARO, Walmart
23 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens is bad

Adorama
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens has not worked right for a long time it will not focus properly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Best waste of 250 bucks.

reinhartha, Adorama
14 October 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

I was disapointed with this lens

Coopman, B&H Photo
15 July 2010
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

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

S.K. Brown, B&H Photo
2 July 2010
  • 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 .
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disappointing

Dan the Daring, B&H Photo
8 June 2010
  • 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
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