www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S DX
8.3 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

Great Deal: $346.95

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

Showing 1-10 of 104
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jmkasani, Souq
13 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Cannot be registered with Nikon Website, but functioning well.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Chinese make
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

55-200 f/4/5.6

dgetgood, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens as a convenience lens on my backup camera: When the main body has a wide lens it gets me some reach with good results. When the main camera has my long lens the 55-200 gets me a bit closer and yet still some reach.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Good Image quality, Inexpensive, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

It's okay

ohheckyeah, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Maybe I expected too much of this lens, but I can't say I'm thriled with the results. If I had it to do over, I think I would try the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm. I went with this lens because of a personal recommendation - he said he got tack sharp photos with the lens.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Less Than Sharp
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

buffalobostons, Walmart
6 April 2014
  • Summary: worked perfectly, even comes with lens cover at both ends, has a white dot on the side so you know where to match up and attach correctly
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

buffalobostons, Walmart
6 April 2014
  • Summary: worked perfectly, even comes with lens cover at both ends, has a white dot on the side so you know where to match up and attach correctly
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the money

Mr Smeed, Adorama
29 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Needed an inexpensive medium telephoto. It's a shame this lens doesn't have a metal mount and a little more strength in the body construction because it takes pretty good looking photos and works OK for the money. But, don't expect it to take any amount of rough handling.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Weak Casing
  • Read full review
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,...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

inconsistent focus and purple fringing

gmckay60, Adorama
18 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I needed a lens that would give me some range for Portrait work. I have been using my 50mm 1.8 exclusively and love it. The 50mm is super fast and so sharp! Rarely get a bad photo! The 55-200mm was weak right out of the box.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Didn't want refurbished

ElDough, Adorama
4 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Sent this and 18-55mm back as I didn't realize they were refurbished when purchased. Actually found brand new ones at less cost elswhere.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

AF is terrible, otherwise it's fine

Micah the Noob, Adorama
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is horrible when it comes to autofocus. When the lens hood is on, it blocks the autofocus assist, making it completely worthless. Manual focus is much better. Otherwise, the lens is a great addition to a 18-55 kit lens.
  • Pros: Large Zoom Ring
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Small focus ring
  • Read full review
Next page >>