Review Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

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

Long reach in a sleek form factor, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II from Nikon is an 82.5-300mm-equivalent telephoto zoom for DX-format cameras. Well-suited to landscapes, sports, and portraiture, this lens's optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element for clear, accurate rendering and reduced color fringing. A Super Integrated Coating helps to minimize flare, ghosting, and reflections in order to gain improved contrast and color rendering when working in harsh lighting conditions. Suitable for both photo and stills applications, the Silent Wave Motor delivers fast and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control. Additionally, complementing the lens's reach, is a four stop-effective Vibration Reduction system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides an 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length.
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.
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by four 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.
A retractable lens barrel design maintains an especially compact form factor when the lens is not in use.
UPC: 018208200504

Nikon AF-S DX 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 to 32
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View28° 50' to 8°
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.78 x 3.27" / 70.5 x 83 mm
Weight10.58 oz / 300 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR IIPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR IIPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201520192019
Mount Type Nikon F DXLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $350$1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 557024
Global 20.6711
Effective Mega Pixel 10.3992
Distorsion 0.255742
Vignetting -1.03662
Tstop 5.01084
Ac 6.91696
Vignetting Ranking 7657
Tstop Ranking 9297
Ac Ranking 4299
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. 2015Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicPanasonic


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