Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fotolinguist This is a great lens for the price. The motion is smooth and silent. The focus is sharp. I have already recommended it to other photographers.
July 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flash Compact-Good Mid-Range lens
I just purchased this lens refurbished from Nikon. Packed well prompt delivery..only disappointment was the no name lens cap.
Now I will have to exchange it with my 200f4 prong lens cap. So far have had no problems with over 25 Nikkor lens...many passed on to others. Retired,but still shooting.
June 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wind2012 General purpose Zoom Lens
I decide buy the second lens. 55-200mm AF-DR for my second camera for product photography. It good lens for taking 2 person photo shoot also. The lens works find. No problems.
This is good price, and meets my needs for now.
April 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by N Training Takes great pics outdoors!
Received a Nikon Camera and this lens for Christmas and I'm really satisfied. I take my camera everywhere I go!
April 13, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by warcraft Is a Cheap and Great lens for outdoors.
Use this lens with my D7000, so glad to have this to shoot nearby nature objects.
March 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by linsteg209 Good lens
I got this lense for Christmas and I liked it. It takes good pictures at a distance. Although it wasn't the one I wanted so I took it back. I would still recommend this to anyone looking for their first high power zoom lense.
January 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crazywt Great Lens
I purchased this lens a few months ago. It works perfectly. I had the standard lens but wanted a zoom for distant shots. My only complaint is, I should have went for the VR version, but this lens works fine. If you purchase this lens, you will be satisfied.
August 5, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Richard A Fast Zoom Lens for Photographing Elusive Birds.
A good lens for taking pictures of birds and animals in the wild. The speed with the automatice features allows me to take photographs of flying birds and birds in the underbrush effectively. I can identify the birds using the magnifcation feature on the D40 camera. It is so effective that I don't use binoculars for indentifying birds. I always hold my camera in my hands, so that I need lightweight body and lens. The D40 camera and this lens are the best in market place.
August 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by ohioart lite lens use it all the time
i bought this lens for my new camera i just got (D3000) it came with the 18- 55mm i find it good for close in shots within 100f does great it that range.
August 2, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaddyLysle fine lens for price
I find myself using this lens more and more in place of the standard 28 to 50 mm lens, it has less fish eying. Now the only time I use the 28 - 50 is when distance is a limiting factor.
July 30, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Orangefilter Good images, low price
While it doesn't have a super fast aperture, and no VR, and is of plastic construction so it doesn't feel like the lenses I had for my F, this lens produces a clear sharp contrasty image, if used correctly--which is not at all hard to do. It comes with a shade also. I've gotten some killer shots of insects, birds, the NY skyline from the river, and some nice face shots also. This range of focal lengths lets you frame a lot of shots. It stays in my bag with my the kit lens, and my old manual 1.4 50mm prime and wide angle aftermarket and with these, everything is pretty much covered.
July 30, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by tolf93 Good lens, could be better
I have had this lens ever since i got my Nikon D40. Don't get me wrong. It truly is a good telephoto zoom lens. But now that Nikon has made advancements in Nikkor lens technology, the VR, now on the newer 55-200 for about $100 more, helps to reduce blur then taking a low-light picture. I rely on VR all the time when taking pictures, because I never like to have taken a picture and find out later that it is blurred. Now don't get me wrong. This lens is really a great lens; number one, it is a little smaller, and it is about $100 cheaper than the later one. And, on a sunny day when there is plenty of light, I don't really need VR in the first place. So although I do not recommend this lens to someone, it is a great lens. My only reason for not recommending it is because Nikon has come out with the same lens with the VR function, which can be handy. Not worth the money to get rid of the older 55-200mm JUST for the VR, but f you are thinking about getting one, I would recomment spending the extra few bucks.
July 30, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coldfoot Value
This is an amazingly sharp lens for the $. It is compact and I have not been able to break it yet. My copy is as sharp as my 70-200 at less than half the cost and weight.
July 30, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Naynay The ease of use, the great features, it brings subjects up close and personal. I love it.
July 30, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nusheen4Nikon Decent lens for the money.
Got this as part of a kit deal in 2009 with my D5000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. It is a good lightweight lens, takes decent telephoto shots, and requires less expensive 52mm filters. I tended to use my 18-55 more, and only used this on a few occassions before I stepped up to an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II in 2012. That move was for the convenience of carrying a single lens and to avoid the peril of switching lenses while taking travel photos. If you need a telephoto lens to fill a gap while controlling your budget, you'll do well with this one. If you've not got a wide, the 18-200 will be more convenient & durable, at the cost of extra weight. The 18-200 also has zoom creep, while this one doesn't; there is some give and take to consider. Check out the pro reviews such as Ken Rockwell (my favourite), PhotographyLife, DPReview, and DCResource to get more in-depth info.
January 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 66 year old Loved it
My 1st Nikon lens I have got for my D5100. Loved it. Just don't pick up the camera by the lens as it has a plastic mount.
February 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike Product is fair
You get what you pay for - The lens is not the best quality (which is pretty obvious when you take it out of the box) and does not take the best distance shots, But it will work in a pinch. Up close it does a pretty good job.
For your money you would be better served moving up to the VR lens though.
June 13, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Xepman Entry level Zoom Lens
5 star reviews are a tad ridiculous for this lens. It is a decent entry level lens and gets the job done for beginning photographers. Not knowing what a great lens is and then giving this product 5 stars is ignoring what a great lens is. For the money, it is a great lens. As a lens in general (ignoring price) it is what it is. A cheap lens. It isn't very sharp.
You are much better served with an inexpensive fast prime lens to get your photo juices flowing. A low Aperture f/1.4-1.8 prime lens will give you much better results. You just need to learn to move your feet.
August 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Holger The lens is not very sturdy. The autofocus broke after about 6 month. It was a fun lens to use, but never produce the crisp sharp images I expected from a Nikon lens. It seems that the real focus is a little behind the subject. When the autofocus failed I was unable to get the lens repaired, because I purchased the lens on-line. It seems that these lenses are not from Nikon.USA and the four year warrantee is not honored.
August 1, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kenny Think I have a defective lens, will try warranty
Lens functions well up to 105, then has a mind of it's own. My friends focuses up to 135. Neither will snap at 200. Mine catches while hand turning from 55 to 105. Another friend had a similiar problem and moved up to a higher value lense and now has a great lense.
I purchased my lense for a three week motor driving vacation and very unhappy at Grand Canyon and similiar views.
August 3, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by flackart Overall, very poor.
Very poor lens, not worth the $, very light suggesting there isn't much glass there. Buy something, anything, else. Used it once and bought another lens. It sits in a camera bag now, wouldn't sell it to someone else.
July 30, 2010