AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
Never worked from the get go!
After much research I bought my first digital SLR camera, a Nikon D5200. To extend the camera's use I bought this refurbished model zoom lens based on its positive reviews. While using the lens it whirled and whined and would fail to focus but for the fewest times in bright light. I was unfamiliar with the use of the camera and thought the zoom lens not performing was a user error. I became so frustrated with it that I put the camera aside for months...my mistake. After attending a local photography course I was informed that the lens was not working right. Well it is too late to return it or get it fixed under the warranty period. I will say the tech service person at Nikon did clearly step me through some test and repair modes but, alas, the lens still failed. So sorry to have wasted my money and wonder what QC step was missed when this lens was sent out for purchase? I've learned my lesson I hope!
June 5, 2015
Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom
I purchase this lens when I purchased my camera about 10 months ago. The lens works fine unless you are at full zoom then things get a little sloppy. I would recommend a tripod with the VR function turned off if you are going to shoot at full zoom. Otherwise this lens works great.
September 25, 2014
A Wonderful Complementary Lens
When I purchased my new D3300 camera with 18-55mm VR II kit lens, the photo opportunities were immediately rewarding. However, in some situations I desired more than the available 55mm maximum focal length of the kit lens. The Nikon 55-200 VR lens has become a perfect complement. It matches my "normal" zoom lens in both image quality and ease of use, yet gives up to 3.5 times more reach. It is compact enough to fit in the same carrying case with the D3300 body and the original zoom lens, without the bulk and weight of older lenses owned in the past. I highly recommend it!
September 2, 2014
pena a regulação do zoon ser na ponta das objetivas
É pena A abertura da Lente ser feita na ponta da Lente , acho ridiculo e desmotiva a compra, pq não fizeram como a antiga 28-70 na regulação do zoom ?
May 27, 2014
A Great Lens for the Price
This lens is the one that's on my camera 80% of the time. The main reason is that it performs great, is very clear and the Auto Focus and VR options perform above what one would expect from a $250 lens. The second reason is that I frequently bang my camera into stuff. So if I damage a lens, better it be a $250 lens than a $1000 lens.
May 12, 2014