Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (Vibration Reduction) Lens F/DSLR Cameras - White Box

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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

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
Approximately 11.8 ounces
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
Mfr #
2166 WB

Nikon 55-200mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great lens for the price

I use this to shoot wild life and my children playing sports. Works great and the price cant be beat.

Reviewed by 384 customers

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom


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)


A Wonderful Complementary Lens


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!


Decent Lens


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.


Lens fell apart


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)


Nice blurred backround with sharp focus.


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.


Fabulous deal


from San Diego  -  Pro Photographer

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


great features in a small package.


from Houston, TX, USA

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


Excellent carry around lens


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.


Not Good


from NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Takes lousy, blurry shots.


Great value


from Texas, USA

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!


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