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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens

  • Model: 55-200MM2166
  • MPN: 2166
  • Zoom Lens 55-200mm
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Lens Type
Zoom Lens 55-200mm
Image Stabilization
Built-In Vibration Reduction
Shipping Weight
2 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs. Ideal 3.6x zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife photography.

New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.

9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.

Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (auto focus) and M (manual focus).

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens
 
4.2

(based on 76 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (5)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 76 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom

By dmorrow

from Kansas, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

I purchase this lens when I purchased my camera about 10 months ago. The lens works fine unless you are at full zoom then things get a little sloppy. I would recommend a tripod with the VR function turned off if you are going to shoot at full zoom. Otherwise this lens works great.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wonderful Complementary Lens

By Lightpath48

from Port Washington, WI

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

When I purchased my new D3300 camera with 18-55mm VR II kit lens, the photo opportunities were immediately rewarding. However, in some situations I desired more than the available 55mm maximum focal length of the kit lens. The Nikon 55-200 VR lens has become a perfect complement. It matches my "normal" zoom lens in both image quality and ease of use, yet gives up to 3.5 times more reach. It is compact enough to fit in the same carrying case with the D3300 body and the original zoom lens, without the bulk and weight of older lenses owned in the past. I highly recommend it!

 
5.0

Great value

By pvc2112

from Texas, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

I purchased this lens to be a companion to my 18-55 and I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the glass and the function of the lens. I highly recommend this lens to the beginner or seasoned veteran!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Light, compact and very usable for a very reasonable price.

By HumblePhotog

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

I'll preface this review by detailing what this lens isn't: - It obviously isn't on par with Nikon's top-of-the-line lenses in terms of build quality and clarity, and obviously shouldn't be reviewed as such. - It isn't the best option when you need ultra-fast focusing speeds for action shots. - It isn't terribly responsive in low lighting. - It isn't going to impress a photographer who expects miracles from it. However, what it is: - It is extremely lightweight and, even at 200mm, stays relatively compact. - It is capable of producing surprisingly sharp photos (wide angle and close-up) of still subjects when given enough light. - It is very respectable for portraits and gives a nice, dreamy bokeh. - It is a quality lens equipped with a very usable VR at an extremely affordable price. I have an assortment of lenses at my disposal, so I won't go so far as to say this is one that I rely on frequently or use as a daily walk-around. But, don't get me wrong, if you are relatively new to photography and/or don't have much of a lens budget to play around with, this would make a fine lens for most general use. I do use mine and haven't been disappointed with the quality of the shots I get from it. I don't use it constantly and so I can't attest to its ability to take a beating, but with several thousand shots through mine, I don't have any reason to believe a malfunction is lurking around the corner. The VR still works great when I want to use it, the AF is still as responsive as it was when I got it new, and the focus/zoom rings are still light and smooth. Again, don't expect miracles from it and you won't be disappointed with it. Trust me, you can spend ten times as much on a lens and you still won't get miracles, especially if you don't have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of photography itself. Once you learn how your camera actually works, and the role lenses play in getting the perfect shot, you can take an 'entry-level' lens like this one and get some pretty amazing photographs with it.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Serve more than you payed

By mlnuwan

from Sri Lanka

Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

Good lens, good image quality, used more than 9 months.

 
4.0

Worth buying!

By Booger bear

from Ny

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

      Easy to use and pics are amazing

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By NOAH

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

        GREAT QUALITY IT AJUSTED WELL TO LOW LIGHT THE SHARPENESS AND QUALITY OF THE FOTOS WORK GREAT IN THE ENLARGEMENTS

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (16 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        you get what you pay for

        By TimE

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

        Being a long time enthusiast, I bought this lens for two reasons, as a supplement to use before going to FX and to just try a low end (cheap) lens from Nikon. It didn't take long to realize the results reflect it. The lens is not very sharp at full zoom and has noticeable distortion. It is average at best on the other end. The lens performs at an acceptable rate for basic day to day shots, but for quality and critical photography one needs to pay the price.

        (17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Definitely a bright light lens, but detail is promising.

        By rightmeowsmith

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

        I tried this at home at night after I bought it, and it has a hard time focusing in low light, but it will be AMAZING in bright light situations. I still have my basic 18-55 that works a little faster in the low light shots, and I'll probably be using a tripod for anything shot at night, but I do like this lens!

        (36 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It has great features

        By AmaturePhotographer

        from Omaha, NE

        Comments about Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens:

        I use it mostly for Nature pics but some times i use it for sports and it is really an amazing piece of work.

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