Review Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4

Well-suited for subjects ranging from portraits to wildlife, the AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED from Nikon is an 82.5-300mm-equivalent telephoto zoom for DX-format cameras. The versatile range of long focal lengths is ideal for isolating subjects and homing-in on distant scenes. One extra-low dispersion element is used to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range, for greater clarity, and a Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast. A Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to three shutter speed stops.

This open box item shows minimal signs of wear on its packaging only. The lens itself is in pristine condition and includes a limited 1-year warranty.

Telephoto zoom is designed for DX-format F-mount cameras and provides an 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length range.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4 Latest Price



Focal Length55 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 82.5 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View28° 50' to 8°
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 3.92" / 73.6 x 99.5 mm

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G EDPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Name Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G EDPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 200520192019
Mount Type Nikon F DXLeica LCanon RF
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $170$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 552424
Global 15.1205
Effective Mega Pixel 7.3287
Distorsion 0.478598
Vignetting -1.12039
Tstop 5.07666
Ac 5.203
Vignetting Ranking 8169
Tstop Ranking 9328
Ac Ranking 2176
Pixel Depth 20.9
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.87
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2005Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicCanon


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