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

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Nikon nikkor af s dx vr 55 200mm f 4 5 6g if ed

The main attraction of the Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED is that it's very compact and lightweight, while still offering a decent zoom range, equivalent to 82.5-300mm.

We liked

It's sharp at 200mm, even at the maximum available aperture of f/5.6.

We disliked

Older generation 3-stop Vibration Reduction and the lens mount is made of plastic instead of metal.

Final verdict

Optical quality proved best at longer telephoto settings and, overall, it's a good buy at the price.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLens
Maximum Focal Length200 mm
Minimum Focal Length18 mm
Maximum Aperture Wide3.5
Maximum Aperture Tele5.6
Brand NameNikon
Filter Attachment Diameter72 mm
Lens TypeZoom
Depth96.5 mm
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product Model18-200AF-S DX3.5-5.6G VR
Product Name18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens
Product LineNikkor
Manufacturer Part Number18-200AF-S DX3.5-5.6G VR
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

This is an all round 11.1x zoom lens, ideal for dedicated amateurs, and (semi-) professionals to use for countless situations and occasions, such as landscape, architecture, portrait, wedding, wildlife, holidays, expeditions and general travel photography.

Package Contents
  • 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens
  • Lens Cap LF-1
  • Lens Cap LC-72
  • Lens Hood HB-35
Weight (Approximate)560 g