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Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm Zoom Telephoto Lens

Zoom lens for compatible Nikon digital SLR cameras

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Item # 05455200MM

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Our take on the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm Zoom Telephoto Lens

For shooting intense action across a soccer field or an Indy car as it comes screaming down the straightaway, you can't beat the speedy photo capture that a lens with fast autofocus delivers. That's why Nikon includes Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology in their AF-S DX lenses — speed and accuracy.

For shooting intense action across a soccer field or an Indy car as it comes screaming down the straightaway, you can't beat the speedy photo capture that a lens with fast autofocus delivers. That's why Nikon includes Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology in their AF-S DX lenses — speed and accuracy.

The AF-S DX 55-200mm lens with SWM delivers exceptional telephoto ability, for capturing far-off subjects and taking detailed close-ups of nearby objects. And the built-in SWM gives you rapid and quiet autofocus. Picture a frame-filling photograph of a distant hot-air balloon, followed by a sparkling shot of your daughter's face as she watches it — all taken in a matter of seconds. With that kind of potential, this measures up as an unusually capable lens.

From the review Playing with the Nikon 55-200mm lens

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Overall, I found it to be a handy, lightweight lens that was ready to capture images with all kinds of focal distances. 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! I also found that for a comparatively inexpensive lens, the images were pretty sharp."

— Julie Govan, Crutchfield Brand Manager

This lens does exactly what its supposed to do. Its a great addition to the camera.

Brad, St.Cloud,FL

What's in the Box:

  • 55-200mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • HB-34 Bayonet hood
  • 52mm Snap-on front LC-52 lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • Nikon CL-0815 soft lens case
  • Instruction Manual
  • Accessories Product Registration
  • Warranty form
  • Nikkor lens extended warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • f/4-5.6G AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with 35mm equivalent of 82.5-300mm
  • compatible with Nikon SLR cameras
  • will autofocus with the D40, D60, and D5000
  • 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements for maximum sharpness and contrast
  • minimum focus distance: 3.1 ft.
  • maximum aperture: f/4-5.6
  • minimum aperture: f/22-32
  • maximum reproduction ratio (macro setting): 1:3.5
  • lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 52mm
  • lens is 3-7/16" in diameter, 3-7/16" long
  • weight: 9 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • HB-34 lens hood
  • front and rear lens caps
  • soft lens case
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Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm Zoom Telephoto Lens Reviews

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Features and Specs

General
Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 55-200 mm
Maximum Aperture f/4-5.6
Weight 9 ounces
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/registration

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Warranty Information

Features

Product Overview: This item is a 55-200mm, f4-5.6G ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass), AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens, compatible with the Nikon DX formatted Digital SLR cameras (like the D-70). It is an ideal 3.6x zoom lens for portraits, sports, or wildlife. The lens includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) a rear lens cap (LF-1), and a bayonet hood (HB-34). Auto Focus - Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an "A/M" mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): New compact rod-type motor enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

AF G-type lenses: Lenses that use D-Type technology which provide the camera with precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes.

ED Glass Elements: There are two of these elements which minimize color imperfections and achieve superior optical performance.

Lenses: Lenses are coated with Nikon Super Integrated Coating which minimizes ghosting affects and flare, so that you can get even higher contrast and vivid images, even in challenging light operation.

Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom ring for ultimate zooming control.

Auto/Manual Focus: Autofocus operation is possible with select Nikon autofocus cameras (In this mode, the manual ring will not work); Manual focus via the focus ring possible with all Nikon SLR cameras. Note: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 9-bladed diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.

Bayonet Hood: The supplied HB-34 bayonet hood extends approximately 1-3/4" beyond the front of the lens, and shades the aperture opening from direct sunlight that causes flaring. When not in use, the hood can be stored on the lens by mounting it in reverse position.

Optional Accessories (available from Nikon): Compatible optional accessories include: 52mm screw-in filters.

Specifications

  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX 3.6X Zoom-Nikkor lens
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • Focal Length: 55mm to 200mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6 ED
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-32
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:3.5
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.95m (3.1ft)
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups (with 2 ED glass elements).
  • Focal Length Scale: 55mm, 70mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Without Lens Hood or Lens Caps: Length=3.391" to 5.261", Diameter=3.412"
    • With Lens Hood and Lens Caps: Length=4.004" to 5.940", Diameter=3.412"
  • Weight: approximately 255g/9 ounces

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens.

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