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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.
It's sharp at 200mm, even at the maximum available aperture of f/5.6.
Older generation 3-stop Vibration Reduction and the lens mount is made of plastic instead of metal.
Optical quality proved best at longer telephoto settings and, overall, it's a good buy at the price.