- Model name: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: NikonDX
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
This lens incorporates both Nikon’s Vibration Reduction and Internal Focusing technologies in addition to being a perfect companion for the 18-55mm kit lens that most DX format DSLR users prefer. This lens has a 3.6x optical zoom ratio and is perfect for wild-life, action and even portraiture.
Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology allows the user a luxury of up to three stops slower shutter speeds than would normally be possible while hand holding the lens. The lens also has a single ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass element which reduces the color fringing, increasing color saturation. Additionally this lens incorporates a rod-type SWM (Silent Wave Motor) technology that basically means quieter auto-focusing. One important feature of the lens is the Internal Focusing (IF) technology which means that during focusing the lens elements move internally, leaving the barrel length virtually fixed.
For easy focusing Nikon has provided a Manual – Auto switch for a quick transition. The lens has a maximum angle of view of 28°50′ and a minimum of 8°. The lens diaphragm is made of 7 rounded blades. The lens consists of 15 elements arranged in 11 groups. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 3.6’ (or 1.1 meters). The lens takes a screw-on type filter of 52mm. the dimensions of the lens is 2.9×3.9” (diameter x length). The weight of the lens is 335 grams. The lens ships with the LC-52, snap on front lens cap and the LF-1 rear lens cap. There are no lens pouch provided but can be obtained optionally.
Sample Images by AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR on Flickr
AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Specifications
|Construction||15 elements in 11 groups (1 ED glass element)|
|Picture angle||28°50′ – 8°|
|Closest focusing distance||1.1m (through the entire focal range)|
|Max reproduction ratio||1/3.5|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 73.0 x 99.5 mm/2.9 x 3.9 in.|
|Wt||Approximately 335 g/11.8 oz.|
|Accessories||52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52, Rear lens cap LF-1, Flexible lens pouch CL-0815, Bayonet Hood HB-34 (only available in black)|