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Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens. Any comments, thoughts pro/ con about this lens would be greatly appreciated.

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PeterZ



Nov 27, 2011 at 03:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


Nice lens. Very small and compact and actually has good IQ, especially if it's stopped down a touch. It would be my go anywhere telezoom if I still shot DX.


Nov 27, 2011 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


I got "A Very Good Deal/Steal" on mine, and keep it in the bag with me most times.


Nov 27, 2011 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


Loved mine. Great optics and a nice little telephoto package.

Sold it cause the AF was too slow for me, especially when light began to fade.



Nov 27, 2011 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


I'm getting one for my Sister - this summer I bought her a D40 + 18-55VR and the 55-200VR would be a perfect addition. My other sister has one on her D80 and it's just fine on lower MP bodies and if you are not going to be blowing up the images to huge sizes.




Nov 27, 2011 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


Adorama has it refurbed for $149.99 (or at least did a few weeks back) - with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

I think it's a good lens; it's tack sharp at any aperture and focal length on my D7000. The only reason to stop it down is for DoF. I think this is utterly amazing for a lens that's little more than budget zoom. Okay bokeh, color very good, VR quite effective, AF is quite okay. Not much flare to speak of. Makes me think there just aren't any bad lenses anymore... It would be a steal even at MSRP. Nikon could easily touch it up with a steel mount and a DoF scale and charge $699 for it.

Maybe there's a lot of unit variation, but the one I have is excellent.


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Love it. I also got mine for a very fair price. It's great for what it is. I just got done using it from an event and it's plenty good.


Nov 28, 2011 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


jhinkey wrote:
...and it's just fine on lower MP bodies and if you are not going to be blowing up the images to huge sizes.



I have used it on my D300 and its great. I have not tried huge prints, but megapixels have no bearing on its performance. The shots look great on my screen. Buy a refurbished one and save the extra $100 for a 50/1.8. For the price, it is stellar.



Nov 28, 2011 at 04:49 AM
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B&H currently has a new one for $147. I was about to buy one for $140 off of craigslist for my sister, but why not buy new for $7 more?

John



Nov 28, 2011 at 05:07 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


Had one. As previously stated, the AF was too slow (even coming from an 18-105 VR), and it also has lens creep (found that out when shooting the moon).


Nov 28, 2011 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens


Just bought a new one for $147 and free shipping. This is for my sister's D40, which should do just fine with it. Can't beat that price!


Nov 29, 2011 at 11:39 PM





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