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Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs. Ideal 3.6x zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife photography.

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

Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.

9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.

Focus mode switch enables quick switching between A (auto focus) and M (manual focus).

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED 4.4 5 54 54
Nice blurred backround with sharp focus. The lens is relatively cheap, takes amazingly sharp photos and blurs the background well. The lens is great for nature as well as portrait photography. I mainly use it for portrait photography. July 17, 2014
Awesome lens for beginners or advanced users! I am a beginning photographer and I wish to turn it into a career! I do enjoy this lens very much and it will be going with my on my trip to the UK this summer! It's super long zoom and manual focus are excellent. I really do enjoy this lens and would recommend it to anyone! January 13, 2014
Can't beat the price! I just received the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6 refurbished lens and used it for the first time this past weekend. A good companion to the 18-55mm 1.8-5.6. I primarily do portraits, but also enjoy documentary shots. The lens gives a feeling of being able to reach out and touch someone, even if at a distance. Light weight, and easy to use. I was also going to purchase a hood and lens bag, but to my surprise, the lens came with both. With a name like Nikon, I felt comfortable purchasing a refurbished lens. How could I go wrong. At present time I can't afford to fork out too much and so "Thanks Nikon". You made it possible. October 3, 2011
excellent deal This refurbished lens by Nikon is an exceptional deal and value . The lens focus is fast and accurate It looks like brand new . Came with lens pouch and the hood . also has a 90 day warranty by nikon great value September 29, 2011
Excellent lens Lens is lightweight. All pictures taken with this lens are clear and in proper focus. August 19, 2011
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Is this a VR lens or regular. If not VR how big is the difference in VR lens and non-VR lens??

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Hi if your lens in not a VR you could just use the way we took pictures before VR just set the shutter speed at or higher than the lens length ( example 200 MM == 200 th of a second or higher this does work to help with shake but not in low light when you need a slow shutter .
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how big? about 2-3 exposure values, that's how big it is, especially at longer focal lengths. it lets you shoot handheld in situations where it would just blur otherwise.
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The one at the picture is not a VR-Lens. Follow this Link: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2166/AF-S-DX-VR-Zoom-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-IF-ED.html
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I do not see the "VR" switch on it, so I would say it is non-VR. I don't have any non-VR lens, so can not tell you the difference, but I would say, it is helpful to have in certain situations.
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It is camera settings that determine defocused backgrounds not additional filters.
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There are quite a few, but the most affordable are the:
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
All are fixed focal length primes.
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Its down to camera settings not additional lenses that make backgrounds out of focus
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What Nikon DSLRs is this lens compatible with?

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This lense is designed to work on any of Nikons DX cameras. Which one are you working with?
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The 55-200 AF-S lens is compatible with all our DSLR cameras.
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1. CL-0815 Soft Lens Case
2. 52mm Circular Polarizer II
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Please click on the link below for accesories for your lens:
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Is this lens fully compatible with D7000 ?

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I am planning on buying a D7000. I already have this lens being used with a D40.
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Hi Anon,

Yes, this lens will work just fine on the D7000, as will the other non-S series Autofocus lenses.

Enjoy your D7000, I own one too and it's simply amazing.

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Is the Nikon D60 compatible with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens?

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Yes it is, lens has a built in focus motor.
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d40

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AFS DX 55-200 is fully compatible with the D40
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If you are asking if this will work with a D40 then yes it will.
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What is the ring that connects to the body made of? Is it plastic or metal?

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The mount of the lens is made of metal.
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My lens seems to have significant aberration. Is it possible the lens is defective or is it a normal amount.

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Came with my recently purchased Nikon D5000. In the image uploaded, red/cyan aberration is present and noticeable in the trees on the left side of the pic. Nef files are not supported so the file uploaded is a jpg of the processed image.
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Why is my lens making a funny noise

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My lens will not autofocus and is making a slight grinding noise when it moves
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