Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom Lens

f/4 to 5.6 - MPN: 2166
Product Details
Description
3.6x Telephoto DX Zoom-NikkorVibration ReductionED Glass ElementSilent Wave Motor for Fast, Quiet AF7-Blade Rounded Diaphragm
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Max Focal Length 200 mm
Lens Type Zoom
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Expert Reviews
Camera Labs – Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR review
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Aug 1, 2007

The Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR is one of the best value lenses around right now for Nikon DSLRs. It’s compact, light and perfectly complements the DX 18-55mm kit lens, extending the effective range to 300mm for useful telephoto coverage. The addition of Vibration Reduction effectively reduces camera shake and in order to support AF on its entry-level DSLRs, Nikon’s had to equip the lens with a quick and quiet SWM focusing motor which gives the DX 55-200mm VR a degree of classiness that’s absent on rival budget telephoto zooms. While we’re very impressed by the Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR, it makes the most sense when complementing the DX 18-55mm kit lens. If you have a different kit lens, there’s more appropriate models to complement or replace it. Find out how the Nikkor DX 55-200mm compares against its closest rivals in our full review - and for a demonstration of this lens in action, check out our video tour.

Read the full review »

Best Nikon General Purpose and Travel Lens
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jan 15, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nikon 55-200mm AF-S DX VR IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor Lens as a best pick for the Best Nikon General Purpose and Travel Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 2, 2010

Testseek.com has collected 8 expert reviews for Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 2, 2011

The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED is a mid-grade external camera lens designed to provide average consumers a higher zooming lens for action and portrait photography. The NIKKOR 55-200mm lens features auto-focus (AF) and manual focus (M) mode options with the ability to switch rapidly between the two modes. The 55-200mm lens also includes a 3.6x optical zoom ratio, an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element which eliminates chromatic aberration (failure of lens to focus all colors on a single point; creates blurry unfocusable images), and a silent wave (SW) motor which Nikkon claims "enables high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation". The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED includes additional features such as a Nikon F Bayonet mount type, a 55-200mm focal length range, a bundled lens case and hood, and a minimum viewing angle of 28 degrees. Features Mid-grade external camera lens ... PROS: (1) sharp images every time, extreme detail in the picture (2) solid build with metal mount, can handle daily use (3) excellent zoom range, gets distant subjects reliably (4) color and contrast are excellent, makes everything look gorgeous ... CONS: (1) a bit long and bulky build (2) low light focus hunts around a little bit (3) zoom action is a bit sticky at the longer end, tricky to control (4) manual focus is a bit difficult to work with, not very precise

Read the full review »

User Reviews
clear crisp
5 Star Review   By randy on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

landscape wildlife

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Probably all the zoom you'll ever need
4 Star Review   By Hydraulic on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

I bought this refurbished, pretty much to take pictures of my kids' soccer games. I don't have the fanciest DSLR -- a Nikon D40 -- but it works great on that camera and takes beautiful pictures (trust me, it's the camera, not me). Even though it was refurbished, I don't see any sign of wear and tear, or quality dropoff vs a new version of the lens. Hopefully it will stay that way. The product came quickly and well packaged, in lots of bubble wrap. Unless you are a serious sports/action photographer and want to get one of those really long, fancy telephoto lenses, this one will do the trick.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Worth It
4 Star Review   By TrainingWheels on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013   

Being a beginner I dont have too much experience in using this lens in the real world. With that being said - it works great indoors and can focus accurately on a cat at a "safe" distance that doesnt like cameras apparently. The pricepoint is also much mo

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Really good!
5 Star Review   By Oz on Adorama - Jun 26, 2013   

Great lens! Really crisp photo results! BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Fast service! Beautiful lens
5 Star Review   By The Pilot on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

I was also worried about buying a refurbished lens, but this one looks brand new and works wonderfully. In my spare time, I'm the webmaster for a number of community websites, and this lens will allow me to get some pictures that were just impossible to g

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

great quality lens
5 Star Review   By kate on Adorama - Jun 4, 2013   

takes clear pictures from a distance

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Awesome
4 Star Review   By Lydia on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

Great for sports and action photography. Also use for outdoor casuals and outdoor use in general.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm
5 Star Review   By KPH on Adorama - May 21, 2013   

Got this as a Refurbished by Nikon through recommendation link from ken rockwell website directed me to Adorama. Kens website goes over all points on Nikon products and this purchase was a no brainer by his recommendation and link to Adorama. Its a great

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Lens!
5 Star Review   By Aly on Adorama - Apr 24, 2013   

I had this lens that wasn't vibration reduction and it certainly makes a difference! I love using this lens for photographing nature- birds, chipmunks, horses, deer, squirrels, and anything else I come across! It is fantastic even with the fast moving lit

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens....
5 Star Review   By hen on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

my friend a professional photographer suggested this lens for a beginner... and i love it...

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Product Details
Description
3.6x Telephoto DX Zoom-NikkorVibration ReductionED Glass ElementSilent Wave Motor for Fast, Quiet AF7-Blade Rounded Diaphragm
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Max Focal Length 200 mm
Lens Type Zoom
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Summary
Product Title Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom Lens
Manufacturer Nikon
Power Score 4.3 | 199 Reviews
Optics
Image Stabilization: Optical
Min Focus Distance: 3.5 ft
Min Focal Length: 55 mm
Filter Size Supported: 52 mm
Other Features
Included Components: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom LensLC-52 52mm snap-on front lens capLF-1 rear lens capHB-37 bayonet hoodCL-0918 flexible lens pouch
Physical Specifications
Diameter: 2.9 in
Dimensions: 3.90" Length x 2.90" Diameter
Length: 3.9 in
Weight: 11.80 oz
Warranty
Warranty Information: 5 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Maximum Aperture: 4 1/f
Product Line: Nikkor
Angle of View: 28 degrees to 8 degrees
SKU: DNIK2166US
Min Aperture Value: F/32
Description: 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Minimum Aperture: 32 1/f
Max Aperture at Min Focal Length: F/4
Brand Name: Nikon
Lens Construction: 15 Elements in 11 Groups
Digital Format: Yes
Expert Reviews
Camera Labs – Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR review
4.5 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Aug 1, 2007

The Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR is one of the best value lenses around right now for Nikon DSLRs. It’s compact, light and perfectly complements the DX 18-55mm kit lens, extending the effective range to 300mm for useful telephoto coverage. The addition of Vibration Reduction effectively reduces camera shake and in order to support AF on its entry-level DSLRs, Nikon’s had to equip the lens with a quick and quiet SWM focusing motor which gives the DX 55-200mm VR a degree of classiness that’s absent on rival budget telephoto zooms. While we’re very impressed by the Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR, it makes the most sense when complementing the DX 18-55mm kit lens. If you have a different kit lens, there’s more appropriate models to complement or replace it. Find out how the Nikkor DX 55-200mm compares against its closest rivals in our full review - and for a demonstration of this lens in action, check out our video tour.

Read the full review »

Best Nikon General Purpose and Travel Lens
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jan 15, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Nikon 55-200mm AF-S DX VR IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor Lens as a best pick for the Best Nikon General Purpose and Travel Lens. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 2, 2010

Testseek.com has collected 8 expert reviews for Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 2, 2011

The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED is a mid-grade external camera lens designed to provide average consumers a higher zooming lens for action and portrait photography. The NIKKOR 55-200mm lens features auto-focus (AF) and manual focus (M) mode options with the ability to switch rapidly between the two modes. The 55-200mm lens also includes a 3.6x optical zoom ratio, an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element which eliminates chromatic aberration (failure of lens to focus all colors on a single point; creates blurry unfocusable images), and a silent wave (SW) motor which Nikkon claims "enables high speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation". The Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED includes additional features such as a Nikon F Bayonet mount type, a 55-200mm focal length range, a bundled lens case and hood, and a minimum viewing angle of 28 degrees. Features Mid-grade external camera lens ... PROS: (1) sharp images every time, extreme detail in the picture (2) solid build with metal mount, can handle daily use (3) excellent zoom range, gets distant subjects reliably (4) color and contrast are excellent, makes everything look gorgeous ... CONS: (1) a bit long and bulky build (2) low light focus hunts around a little bit (3) zoom action is a bit sticky at the longer end, tricky to control (4) manual focus is a bit difficult to work with, not very precise

Read the full review »

User Reviews
clear crisp
5 Star Review   By randy on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

landscape wildlife

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Probably all the zoom you'll ever need
4 Star Review   By Hydraulic on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

I bought this refurbished, pretty much to take pictures of my kids' soccer games. I don't have the fanciest DSLR -- a Nikon D40 -- but it works great on that camera and takes beautiful pictures (trust me, it's the camera, not me). Even though it was refurbished, I don't see any sign of wear and tear, or quality dropoff vs a new version of the lens. Hopefully it will stay that way. The product came quickly and well packaged, in lots of bubble wrap. Unless you are a serious sports/action photographer and want to get one of those really long, fancy telephoto lenses, this one will do the trick.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Worth It
4 Star Review   By TrainingWheels on Adorama - Jul 2, 2013   

Being a beginner I dont have too much experience in using this lens in the real world. With that being said - it works great indoors and can focus accurately on a cat at a "safe" distance that doesnt like cameras apparently. The pricepoint is also much mo

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Really good!
5 Star Review   By Oz on Adorama - Jun 26, 2013   

Great lens! Really crisp photo results! BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Fast service! Beautiful lens
5 Star Review   By The Pilot on Adorama - Jun 25, 2013   

I was also worried about buying a refurbished lens, but this one looks brand new and works wonderfully. In my spare time, I'm the webmaster for a number of community websites, and this lens will allow me to get some pictures that were just impossible to g

0% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

great quality lens
5 Star Review   By kate on Adorama - Jun 4, 2013   

takes clear pictures from a distance

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Awesome
4 Star Review   By Lydia on Adorama - May 28, 2013   

Great for sports and action photography. Also use for outdoor casuals and outdoor use in general.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm
5 Star Review   By KPH on Adorama - May 21, 2013   

Got this as a Refurbished by Nikon through recommendation link from ken rockwell website directed me to Adorama. Kens website goes over all points on Nikon products and this purchase was a no brainer by his recommendation and link to Adorama. Its a great

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Lens!
5 Star Review   By Aly on Adorama - Apr 24, 2013   

I had this lens that wasn't vibration reduction and it certainly makes a difference! I love using this lens for photographing nature- birds, chipmunks, horses, deer, squirrels, and anything else I come across! It is fantastic even with the fast moving lit

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens....
5 Star Review   By hen on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

my friend a professional photographer suggested this lens for a beginner... and i love it...

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Exactly What I Wanted
5 Star Review   By Bella on Adorama - Apr 2, 2013   

I wanted a lens for my camera that would work with landscape and sports photography and am very pleased with the versatility of the lens I purchased. It also came quickly via mail and was easy to start using, even for an amateur like myself!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

good zoom
5 Star Review   By possum on Adorama - Mar 31, 2013   

nice lense. have used it for a month and love it.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

LOVE
4 Star Review   By A Fan on Adorama - Mar 26, 2013   

I really love the range in this lens. Its a good versatile lens that can get some great zoom. I really love the flexibility of the lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

A must have for any DX shooter!
5 Star Review   By Bruno on Adorama - Mar 26, 2013   

If you can coup with the slow auto focus and de f/5.6 aperture this is one of the best tele-lenses you could buy! Very lightweight, reasonably compact and great image quality!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Love this lens
5 Star Review   By Zed on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013   

Excellent lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great, Sharp & Light Lens
4 Star Review   By Movieguns on Adorama - Mar 14, 2013   

I take this lens everywhere. It's light, highly portable, fast focusing and very sharp.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nice lens
4 Star Review   By Happy on Adorama - Jan 23, 2013   

It is a nice lens but I needed a more powerful zoom for wildlife photography.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Cheap but worthy telephoto lens
4 Star Review   By Guilherme Patzer on Adorama - Jan 17, 2013   

Cheap telephoto option, great quality overall

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Excellent Lens!
5 Star Review   By RiceBurner on Adorama - Nov 6, 2012   

I use this lens for a variety of things, but mostly sports and nature shooting. It has incredible sharpness and very good bokeh for a cheap zoom lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

as promised
5 Star Review   By Maverick Smooth on Adorama - Jul 16, 2012   

This unit was as described and of course it has limitations. It would be nice to have one lower f-stop but that does not come as this price. The Auto focus is fast and so far it has taken good pictures. This product appears to be consistent with the equal

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm Lens
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 8 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Great lense, great shots even facing direct at the sunrise. Lightweight and easy to use. Lense comes with storage bag and lense guard. I recommend buying a better storage bag that has a zipper to close versus drawstring, but that's just me being particular. "

100% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Perfect upgrade from kit lens!!!
5 Star Review   By Jcjon22 on Adorama - May 24, 2012   

I have used this lens for a variety of purposes and have found it to be highly functional! I love it most in natural, outdoor lighting.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lense for affordable price!!
4 Star Review   By photojourney57 on Adorama - May 1, 2012   

Great lense for most everyday use but not super fast so low light situations are difficult without increasing ISO considerably.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Works very well for me
4 Star Review   By FRED M on Adorama - Apr 16, 2012   

I use this lens mostly for wildlife. It works good for close up shots.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens for the money.
4 Star Review   By FRED M on Adorama - Mar 5, 2012   

I use this lens regularly on my Nikon D3100. It is a very good lens for the price I paid.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

An Outstanding lens for price!
5 Star Review   By Falcons023 on Adorama - Feb 21, 2012   

It's a very inexpensive telephoto lens you could buy for DX Nikons. It's sharpness and performance is marvelous. VR works great on this lens. It's one of the best deals in telephoto lens available today!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens for the price
4 Star Review   By fredm on Adorama - Jan 30, 2012   

I use this lens mostly for close ups of birds. it works very well for this purpose but a tripod helps a lot.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lense for the price
4 Star Review   By Frank on Adorama - Jan 13, 2012   

This lense is a nice compliment to the 18 55mm

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I'm happy with it
4 Star Review   By Photo obsessed mommy on Adorama - Jan 9, 2012   

I recently purchased this lens as I was looking for a better zoom lens do I could try to catch more candid pictures of my kids playing. I like the quality of the picture but I wish I would have just paid the extra money and bought the 18-200mm lens and ha

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I would buy this product again
4 Star Review   By Will on Adorama - Jan 9, 2012   

This was not the lens that I was specifically looking for. Although it is of top quality, it was not meeting my specific photographic needs.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Excellent value for the price
4 Star Review   By obobbang on Adorama - Jan 3, 2012   

This is a terrifically performing Zoom lens at an affordable price. If you don't have the cash for the 70-200 F2.8, settling on this is just fine for 90% of shots.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

fast autofocus and good vibration reduct
5 Star Review   By Irishflan on Adorama - Jan 3, 2012   

This is a great all around lens that was purchased with my Nikon D5000. Vibration reduction works good and also has a fast autofocus.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great bang for the buck
4 Star Review   By Jake G. on Adorama - Jan 2, 2012   

I needed a reasonable tele with VR to complete my lens collection and the reviews I've read suggested this would be a good one. I am definitely not disappointed. For the money, this is a great lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

One of the most versatile lenses I own..
5 Star Review   By 57chevyman on Adorama - Jan 2, 2012   

I use this lense at least 50% of the time I shoot outdoors...

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Very Versatile Lens
5 Star Review   By poodog on Adorama - Jan 1, 2012   

This little lens has a great range. I use it at work where I need macro ability as well as telephoto. It's very versatile! On my D5000, it also is a go everywhere combo for convenience!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great product at a great price!
4 Star Review   By Ken on Adorama - Dec 28, 2011   

This is a great entry-line zoom lens. I did consider the 55-300, but for the savings in price, and the limited amount of time I have to shoot photos, this was a great option for my first zoom.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Too much whiz and not enough bang.
3 Star Review   By fredm on Adorama - Dec 26, 2011   

If used on a tripod with manual focus the results can be quite good.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Affordable Lens!
5 Star Review   By geraldh747 on Adorama - Dec 12, 2011   

Bought this lens per "Ken Rockwell's recommendation. It's everything he claimed it was, an excellent and affordable lens. Just be careful with the plastic mount.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Excellent lens, excellent value
5 Star Review   By Relaxeddoc on Adorama - Dec 12, 2011   

Excellent for sports and "street" candids.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

great lens for the price
4 Star Review   By murmur on Adorama - Dec 12, 2011   

I got this lens mostly for outdoor applications and it hasn't let me down. It has a fast auto focus (albeit a little noisy) but is great for some distance shots. It's fast to change back and forth with a wide angle lens as well. Part of me wishes i had sp

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Love to Zoom Now
5 Star Review   By NT on Adorama - Dec 6, 2011   

Love the capabilities this lens offers. The vibration reduction is key.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nikon 55-200mm
4 Star Review   By BeachCire on Adorama - Dec 6, 2011   

Great lens for the price.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Awesome Lens!!!!
5 Star Review   By Ed on Adorama - Nov 30, 2011   

I love this lens! I might buy another one to keep as a spare soon

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great tool for shooting kids and animals
5 Star Review   By Gustavo on Adorama - Nov 21, 2011   

Is goo to capture animals and kids

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I can see clearly now!
5 Star Review   By Hisierra on Adorama - Nov 15, 2011   

Great intermediate range lens for outdoor vacation photos.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nikon Autofocus Zoom Lens
4 Star Review   By Bob on Adorama - Nov 14, 2011   

This was a kit lens that I got with my camera. I works very well and seems to be quite durable. It's not the best lens available, but it's adequate for my use.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

verey nice lens i would buy again
3 Star Review   By tonimare on Adorama - Oct 24, 2011   

i use this for shooting buildings, it is a very good all around lens

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I WOULD RECOMMMEND THIS PRODUCT
4 Star Review   By photohutch on Adorama - Oct 24, 2011   

I am so happy with my new telephoto lens. I had considered the 55-300mm lens but after reading the reviews I chose the 200mm lens and have been more than happy with the results

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Outstanding Prodcut
5 Star Review   By Butch on Adorama - Sep 11, 2011   

I bought this camera for landscapes and wildlife in Montana.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Terrific resolution.
5 Star Review   By Al on Adorama - Sep 9, 2011   

Sports pictures - tennis matches and basket ball games.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great on a tri-pod
4 Star Review   By b on Adorama - Sep 6, 2011   

On a tri-pod for upclose, landscapes, or hand held still shots it works great. But focus can be lagging for quick or action shots. I usually never shoot quick shots anyway; so it is not an issue for me but, for someone who needs it for action shots; look

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good light weight choice
4 Star Review   By BFP on Adorama - Sep 5, 2011   

A very good tool when light weight is important. I find I use the 18-200 more often.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens for the money
5 Star Review   By Scarabdude on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

I needed a lens that could reach out touch wildlife. In addition we needed it to capture close up images over the water at boating events. The vibration reduction is awesome for taking shots of moving targets. Great lens for the price!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good Entry Lens
4 Star Review   By SteveO on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

Great lens for the money.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens for the price
3 Star Review   By RC on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

A few years ago, I was given a D70s with an 18-70 lens, and I bought this 55-200 VR lens, after very little research, before a trip to Thailand. It produces decent photos and is a fairly good lens for money. I don't like the plastic lens mount, but so far

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nikon 55mm-200mm VR Lens.
5 Star Review   By Rodney on Adorama - Mar 6, 2011   

This is a great lens. I an new to a DSLR's. I came from a point and shoot with an attacked lens. The lens had a wide range of vocal area. This lens is narrow but clear and fast. I use this lens on my D7000 and it performs nicely. This lens has a strong bu

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Very Happy with my purchase
4 Star Review   By Roni on Adorama - Feb 25, 2011   

I shoot a lot of ballgames a was very pleased with the outcome.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

same quality as their Nikon Cameras
5 Star Review   By Chuck Zee on Adorama - Jan 22, 2011   

I take many pics of my Grandson,and the VR feature is a must.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

GOOD STUFF, NICE PHOTOS
4 Star Review   By EARLY BIRD on Adorama - Jan 13, 2011   

VERY NICE

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great adquisition for my outdoor photos
4 Star Review   By gbernal on Adorama - Jan 13, 2011   

I think the lens work really great. I was having bigger expectation about range. But overall is a great product to have. If you enjoy photography, you should get one of these.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Excellent lens for the price!
4 Star Review   By swan on Adorama - Nov 7, 2010   

The VR makes this lens even better. I can't handle heavy lenses anymore and this lens just made my event photography a lot easier.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens for the price
4 Star Review   By bwolf on Adorama - Aug 31, 2010   

Bought the D5000 in a kit with two lenses, a bag, and a Nikon intro DVD for my 19yo son. This lens was only 100 more than the basic 18-55 kit lens, so could not pass up the deal!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Lens/No Complaints
5 Star Review   By scw1217 on Adorama - Jul 30, 2010   

Added a 4T diopter to this lens and can capture the most amazing macro photographs. Quiet function and accurate focus.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

It works for me.
4 Star Review   By Fred, the good soap guy. on Adorama - Jul 29, 2010   

I have used this lens for family photos and to capture product images for placement on our web site. The lens has performed well for both of these applications. As with any telephoto lens, this one works best with a tripod or steady rest. My only complain

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

exactly what i anticipated
5 Star Review   By Luke on Adorama - Jun 23, 2010   

best price I could find, well worth it

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good telephoto zoom lens
4 Star Review   By Gleepy on Adorama - Jun 7, 2010   

The lens works well for getting in close when I can't. For some reason, I get vignetting when the lens is open and zoomed close to all the way out. Maybe it's my ultraviolet filter, but I don't want to take it off. I have no sharpness issues, and if I can

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Works Great!
5 Star Review   By Big Cam. Tex on Adorama - May 23, 2010   

I really haven't used this lense much yet. But the VR and quality is outstanding. I am extremely happy I added this lense to collection.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Very Happy with the Product
4 Star Review   By DSKL on Adorama - May 9, 2010   

I'm very happy with this product for this price!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great, Sharp Lens
4 Star Review   By kraftcheeeese on Adorama - Apr 29, 2010   

I purchased this lens in a package deal in addition to my 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Nikon D5000. I assumed that this lens would perform decently but it surpassed my expectations. The lens produces crisp, clean images that have plenty of saturatio

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

A Great Partner To My Camera
5 Star Review   By Joey on Adorama - Apr 26, 2010   

This lens compliments my Nikon D5000 and it's 18-55mm camera and lens. It completes the range by making a total of 18-200mm in one easy change of lens. It's Vibration Reduction capabilities is fantastic as is it's quality. Very happy I purchased it.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Lens
5 Star Review   By Binguni on Adorama - Apr 12, 2010   

Day after getting this lens I went out to the local airport and started taking photos of the airplanes, got lucky and had a gorgeous warbird with an amazing, colorful paint scheme, was able to get the vibrant colors and wonderful sharpness as the plane ta

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION
4 Star Review   By PHOTOGUY on Adorama - Apr 11, 2010   

THIS LENS IS LIGHTWEIGHT WHICH MAKES IT GREAT FOR VACATION AND TRAVEL. IT'S A GOOD SUPPLEMENT TO THE NIKON 16-85VR LENS WHEN YOU ARE LOOKIMG FOR MORE REACH BUT DO NOT WANT TO SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY FOR THE 18-200VR. THE VR FUNCTION DOES THE JOB AND ADDS AB

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

happy with my choice
5 Star Review   By Practical Photog on Adorama - Mar 28, 2010   

I only thought I was happy with my old lenses. [...] If you buy a nice new Nikon digital SLR, buy good lenses to go with it.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good everyday use
4 Star Review   By Mike A on Adorama - Jan 12, 2010   

I purchased this lens to replace a broken lens I had. I have used this lens on several occassions and have been extremely happy with it. The only con, which I have addressed as a pro, is the focus is sluggish, but quick. I have taken several photo's on au

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Excellent, versatile lense
5 Star Review   By Wayne on Adorama - Jan 11, 2010   

I travel with this lens on my camera. It suffices for most of my outdoor needs.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens for the money.
5 Star Review   By jberk on Adorama - Jan 11, 2010   

This is a great lens for the money. It has sharp focus and great optics for a lower priced lens. It produces great photos. The only minor drawback would be the plastic lens mount. But if you handle the camera by the body and not the lens it won't be a pro

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great Lens!
5 Star Review   By J.A.P. on Adorama - Jan 11, 2010   

Adorama is very trustworthy and does what they say. I received my camera, lenses, and extra battery. The extra battery would not take a charge. [...] Ordering online can be scary with scams and not knowing who to trust. You can trust these guys!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Its light weight, but its cheap
2 Star Review   By Steph on Adorama - Jan 10, 2010   

Nice lightweight lens, but plastic mount broke on first use. I had heard they broke easy, but this must have been defective as it was just put on Camera once, and was loose from start as one of the 3 tabs fell off in the camera. Due to being a xmas gift a

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens with VR
4 Star Review   By Wondo on Adorama - Jan 10, 2010   

Very good lens;whets my appetite for 300mm+ for wildlife shots

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens with VR
4 Star Review   By Wondo on Adorama - Jan 10, 2010   

Useful lens; whets my appetite for 300mm+

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good product for the price.
4 Star Review   By jamestime1 on Adorama - Dec 11, 2009   

Strictly bought for shooting sporting event and the lens worked great!!!!!Will by again.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nice lens
4 Star Review   By André From Bahia on Adorama - Oct 20, 2009   

I am happy wit it. It´s cheap and has good quality for shooting in a good light condition.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great mid-zoom
4 Star Review   By Void Dragon on Adorama - Oct 20, 2009   

Excellent long range lens. It is remarkably clear for it's price range. Only cons are plastic mount and lack of an M/A mode.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nice lens
5 Star Review   By tombeau on Adorama - Sep 29, 2009   

Easy to handle and great zoom range. Usual nikon quality and feel.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good lens for the money.
5 Star Review   By Bushkitty on Adorama - Sep 20, 2009   

Bought this lens for use on my D40. You can't go wrong for the price. I've used it sparingly but the results have been very good so far. VR is important to me due to shaky hands - (66 years young!) I also use the Nikon 18-55mmVR for a nice, lightweight tr

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nice accessory
5 Star Review   By camerabeginner on Adorama - Sep 7, 2009   

Have only tried this new lens outdoor and so far am loving it. This is the only additional piece I own for the camera and not sure I need anything more than this lens for my uses as a parent and curious practicing photographer for casual purposes only. Wo

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

GREAT LENS!!
5 Star Review   By photo newbie on Adorama - Sep 5, 2009   

I purchased my Nikon D60 yesterday and took it out for a test run. I know NOTHING about photography, but decided to take the plunge and learn by trial and error. The camera was great and easy to use, but the lens was great to work with and I was most plea

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Good value, decent quality
4 Star Review   By Catfishjohn on Adorama - Sep 3, 2009   

For the price, a great lens, and the VR will help save some otherwise blurry shots. But it's still a bit "soft" in image quality, given that it's not a very fast lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

nikon55-200mm
5 Star Review   By george on Adorama - Sep 3, 2009   

I use theproduct for recreational events.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

A pretty decent performer
4 Star Review   By JayCee on Adorama - Sep 3, 2009   

I've found this lens to be a pretty solid performer and worth the investment. It's lightweight and provides the expected Nikon quality.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Very pleased
5 Star Review   By John on Adorama - Aug 21, 2009   

This provides Nikkor quality for my D-80 and compliments the wide angle Tokina lens left over from 35 mm film days. It has really worked out well. I also want to compliment Adorama salesman Fred Werner for his helpful and one-on one attention to my needs.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I am still on the fence with this lens
2 Star Review   By VA Artist on Adorama - Aug 10, 2009   

I use this lens with action shots for sports as well as wildlife photos. As a lens, it works well. It appears to have a clunky interface with the camera. I bought it online and I am not sure if I had tested in a store that I would have selected this lens.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

A diamond in the rough.
4 Star Review   By RPV on Adorama - Aug 9, 2009   

Light. Fast enough. Crisp images at appropriate f-stops. So-so on auto and P modes. Partners well with the 18-55 VR.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Wonderful Lens
4 Star Review   By Anna Banana on Adorama - Aug 9, 2009   

I do a lot of equine photography and this lens makes it fun and very easy! :-)

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

I Could Live With This Lens
5 Star Review   By Frank50 on Adorama - Jul 11, 2009   

I have been using this lens since August of 2008. I use it outside for landscapes, close-ups of vegetation, insects and wildlife. It focuses quickly. The VR is great even though I don't use it very often. Pictures are very sharp. If there's ever a problem

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

it is a ok product
3 Star Review   By gigio on Adorama - Jul 9, 2009   

it is a good product but the f 4-5.6G could be better, say 2.8-4G, this would improve a lot the close up pics.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Nice lens
5 Star Review   By member Samsonnguyen - Jun 18, 2009   

Strengths: Good deal, light weight, fast focus, and solid

I bought it from buydig.com. This website is trustable. I have Nikon D5000 comes with lens 18-55mm RV. Now, I got this lens (55-200mmRV), become a complete set for me to travel.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Great lens!
4 Star Review   By jeffa on Adorama - Jun 10, 2009   

I use this lens exclusively to take pictures. It works exactly like I wanted it to!

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Best Lens For The Nikon D40
5 Star Review   By Nikon Fan on Adorama - May 28, 2009   

Best Lens i have ever purchased. It works very well with my Nikon D40. The lens structure is top of the line. Also the VR is great you are able to take amazing photos with the VR.This is a MUST HAVE product if you have a Nikon D40.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Must Have!
5 Star Review   By photodiva on Adorama - May 27, 2009   

this was the envy of my friend who has an older Nikon. I let him play with it and he was in love! it's awesome for taking those shots of your kids playing half way down the field, or sneaking that shot of someone really cute! it's great for your first len

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Copyright ©2016 PriceGrabber.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Show Survey

Feedback

We want to improve your experience!

Please take a moment to answer the questions below:

How likely would you be to recommend PriceGrabber to a friend or colleague?

Not likely at all Neutral Extremely likely

What is your main purpose for visiting PriceGrabber today? (Optional)

What areas can PriceGrabber improve to better serve your needs? (Optional)

How easy was it to find what you were looking for? (Optional)

Gender (Optional)

Age (Optional)

Annual Income (Optional)

Comments (Optional)

Authorized Retailers Offer