Fans of telephoto shooting will appreciate the high-quality optics and zoom power of this Nikon lens. Pair it with your compatible Nikon digital SLR camera for crisp, vibrant photos of all your favorite subjects. Its ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass element ensures accurate, razor-sharp images, and a built-in Silent Wave Motor makes autofocus quick and quiet. Plus, this lens's Vibration Reduction technology lets you shoot in-focus photographs in all sorts of lighting conditions. Here's how it works.
We've all taken a picture and had it turn out blurry because our hands moved a little while we were capturing the shot. Vibration Reduction works around this problem. Built-in motion sensors steer a special set of optical elements inside the lens, neatly compensating for camera movement and stabilizing the image. You get much sharper pictures — even in low-light conditions where hand motion can easily cause blurred images with a regular lens.
From the review Playing with the Nikon 55-200mm lens
"Overall, I found it to be a handy, lightweight lens that was ready to capture images with all kinds of focal distances. I regularly shoot with a 50mm prime lens, so I really enjoyed still being able to shoot portraits with a lens that I could also crank out to get photos of more distant subjects. And it was certainly compact enough for me to grab and run with, as is necessary when you're taking pictures of kids or animals!"
— Julie Govan, Crutchfield Brand Manager