Refurbished

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Vibration Reduction Lens F/DSLR Cameras - Refurbished by U.S.A.

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About Nikon 55-200mm

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The Nikon 55-200mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 55-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner, Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 55-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 55-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (360),Fast / accurate auto-focus (353),Easily interchangeable (332),Consistent output (263),Durable (142),Strong construction (113),Rugged (62),Nice bokeh (57),Easy to use (30),Improves picture quality (22),Compact (21),Easy to clean (17) Easily mounted (13),Quiet (13),Simple controls (10),Clear glass (6),Inexpensive (4),Good price / value (4),Great price (4),Price (3),VR works great (3),Zoom range/performance (3) View All
Cons:
Poor in low light (61),Slow focus (57),Weak casing (49),Lens creep (10),Blurry focus (10),Plastic mount (9),Difficult to clean (6),Heavy (5)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (220),Landscape/scenery (206),Wildlife photos (203),General purpose (101),Weddings (80),Wildlife (69),Portraits (55),Low light (38),Landscape photography (35),Night photography (31),Macro photography (27),Shooting outdoors (27) Travel (25),Upgrade (24),Fun (10),Video (10),Back-up (8),Shooting indoors (8),Special effects (7),Professional work (6),Close up filming (6),Art (5),Panoramic filming (5),Portrait (4),Photojournalism (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (166),Casual photographer (104),Enthusiast (80),Semi-pro photographer (59),Semi-professional (29),Beginner (19),Tech savvy (16),Pro photographer (12),Casual user (9),Parent (8),Professional (6),Technically challenged (6) Photography student (5) View All

Nikon 55-200mm Features

  • Versatile and compact 3.6x Zoom-Nikkor approximates the picture angle characteristics of an 82-300mm lens in the 35mm format.
  • Brings subjects closer to the photographer fills the frame with portraiture, sports, wildlife and more.
  • Nikon's exclusive Vibration Reduction (VR) reduces the effects of camera shake allowing photographers to shoot hand-held at as many as 3 shutter speeds slower* than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images in challenging conditions
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.
  • An excellent companion to the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor.
  • Engineered exclusively for use with Nikon DX format digital SLR cameras.

Nikon 55-200mm Specifications

Construction
15 elements in 11 groups (with 1 ED glass element)
Format Compatibility
Nikon DX / Nikon FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of view
28 degrees, 50 minutes (@55mm) to 8 degrees (@200mm)
F stop range
Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
Minimum Aperture: f/22-32
Closest Focusing Distance
3.6 feet through the entire zoom range
Maximum Magnification
Max Reproduction Ratio 1/3.5
Filter Size
52mm
Weight
Approximately 11.8 ounces
Notes
AF Nikkor G-Type lenses feature more compact lens designs and include D-Type technology that provides the camera with precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes

Nikon 55-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 649 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (333)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (269)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Sharp, VR works, good value

I purchased this lens instead of the Nikon 70 - 300mm VR because the price on the 55 -200mm unit is almost 1/3 less than the 70 -300mm lens. Due to the relatively compact size, I can store the camera with the lens on. I believe the 55 - 200mm range on this lens, is more usable than the 70 - 300mm range. Remember this is a DX lens so the actual range is the product of 1.5 times the actual lens specified range. Be aware also, this is not a professional grade unit, however it is sharp and focuse...

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I purchased this lens instead of the Nikon 70 - 300mm VR because the price on the 55 -200mm unit is almost 1/3 less than the 70 -300mm lens. Due to the relatively compact size, I can store the camera with the lens on. I believe the 55 - 200mm range on this lens, is more usable than the 70 - 300mm range. Remember this is a DX lens so the actual range is the product of 1.5 times the actual lens specified range. Be aware also, this is not a professional grade unit, however it is sharp and focuses fine under day light conditions. There is no reason why you can't get great sharp pictures with this lens. The VR feature is very good and I find it very useful for night photography, specially when focusing beyond 70mm. I am please with the purchase, the lens does not come packaged in a fancy colorful Nikon box, instead it is well packaged in a plain brown box with a Nikon "Refurbished" sticker. It includes also a 90 day warranty card but you can purchase a MACK lens warranty from Adorama. The unit does include a generic lens cap and a storage Nikon bag along instructions and 90 day warranty paperwork. It is my opinion that if the refurbished item works fine for 90 days then there is no reason to fail after that period of time unless it is dropped or abused. So paying 2/3 of the price vs the new unit is worth it, specially if you want to use this lens occasionally for non professional use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You take your chances...

I read what seemed like a hundred reviews of this lens so I was not expecting anything pro-level. But wanted to give it a try to see if it could be a decent travel lens in adverse conditions. I have got to say that right from the box this refurbished lens was a disappointment. The AF would miss 7 of 10 shots and the focus problem was even worse in VR mode. I shot about 100 photos to see if the problem would go away and it did not [...] This is the second refurbished lens I have taken a chance...

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I read what seemed like a hundred reviews of this lens so I was not expecting anything pro-level. But wanted to give it a try to see if it could be a decent travel lens in adverse conditions. I have got to say that right from the box this refurbished lens was a disappointment. The AF would miss 7 of 10 shots and the focus problem was even worse in VR mode. I shot about 100 photos to see if the problem would go away and it did not [...] This is the second refurbished lens I have taken a chance on this year and both times the purchases were defective. Others may have had a different experience but the time, effort, and postage I have wasted trying to save a few bucks is simply not worth it. I'm sticking to new lens with real repair warranties.

Reviewed by 649 customers

 
5.0

Perfect product

By

from yonkers NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Awesome product, insane price, not sure why you wouldn't buy this lenses, perfect match for my d5100. Buy this lense

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom

By

from Kansas, USA

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

from Port Washington, WI

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!

 
4.0

Decent Lens

By

from CT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Lightweight, sharp and a good value. Not f/2.8, but in good light it matches up well with the big guns.

 
2.0

Lens fell apart

By

from Baltimore, MD  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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. My lens was a refurbish by Nikon and the entire lens is plastic. I have been in photography now for well over 25 years, and this is the first time that has ever happened. I have even dropped a few lenses in my time, too, but this just fell apart. Thankfully Adorama took it all back and gave me a refund, although I also was still under Nikon warranty too. I will pay the extra money for a non plastic lens next time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice blurred backround with sharp focus.

By

from Canton, NY 13617, USA

The lens is relatively cheap, takes amazingly sharp photos and blurs the background well. The lens is great for nature as well as portrait photography. I mainly use it for portrait photography.

 
5.0

Excellent purchase

By

from Portland, Or  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Just getting into digital photography after a 20 year hiatus from film. I love this lens. It lets me shoot my grandson from a distance so he is unaware of grandpa's photo taking. Sharp pictures, lightweight, great for the person just starting up and learning or relearning photography.

 
5.0

Fabulous deal

By

from San Diego  -  Pro Photographer

Love the lens! Love the price! Fast, incredible service....

 
4.0

great features in a small package.

By

from Houston, TX, USA

Worth every penny. A great pick up, if you are in the market for lens, look no further.

 
4.0

Excellent carry around lens

By

from Southwest Missouri  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a great lens as far as kit lenses go. I really struggled with either buying this or going for a used in great condition on a Nikon 80-200 2.8 lens. I wanted to try out Nikon VR lenses and as far as that goes it's O.K. I probably just need to cut back on the coffee and pay attention better when I use it. When price is your primary concern, this lens it a good way to go. Good, not great.

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Shopper  will this work with the nikon D5200?
Ragnar A  Absolutely. This is a great lens for the D5200
Shopper  will this lens work on my nikon d50?
WILLIAM W  Yes, works fine.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
KATHERINE P  I needed a zoom lens and so far it has performed pretty well, however the images are a bit soft the further you zoom (130+)... I think I will be also needing some more length so I will end up trading it in for a 55-300
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