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Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens - 2156

Abt Model: 2156 | UPC Code: 018208021567
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3.6X Zoom/ 55 - 200MM/ Silent Wave Motor/ Two ED Glass Elements/ Focus Mode Switch
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Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens - 2156

Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this is an ideal 3.6X travel mate and is perfect for portraiture and family sports.

Features:

  • Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this is an ideal 3.6X zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife.
  • An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED.
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.
  • Two ED glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 55-200mm (35mm equivalent 82.5-300mm)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-32
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:3.5
  • Picture Angle on Nikon DX Format Sensor: 28 degrees, 50 minutes (@55mm) to 8 degrees (@200mm)
  • AF G-Type: AF Nikkor G-Type lenses feature more compact lens designs and include D-Type technology that provides the camera with precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups (with 2 ED glass elements)
  • DX Type: DX Nikkor is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.95m (3.1 ft.)
  • Filter/Attachment Size: 52mm
  • Included Accessories: LC-52 Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-34 Lens Hood, CL-0815 Soft Lens Case
  • Optional Accessories: 52mm Screw-In Filters

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 2.7"
  • Length: 3.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 9 oz.
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory
 
4.4

(based on 121 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality and Value for the Price

This review is about model 2166 with the VR feature, not the older version 2156. I bought this lens as part of a kit when I bought my D5100. That turned out to...Read complete review

This review is about model 2166 with the VR feature, not the older version 2156. I bought this lens as part of a kit when I bought my D5100. That turned out to be the right decision and I am very happy with the lens. I have a set of autofocus lenses from earlier experiences with Nikon cameras. They certainly work well with the D5100. But the new lineup of lens - such as this one - are so improved that this lens outperforms the others. The EG and VR features are sterling features. Comparing this lens with other, similar zoom lens, one sees how small and compact it is; a definite plus for carrying around all day and for packing in suitcases. If you bought the 18-55 mm lens, then you will notice both are about the same length when zoomed to 55 mm. The lens is nicely matched with the D5100. Siting on my deck, getting acquainted with the two, I was able to do pin-point focus of a bird without the camera's computer being distracted by tree limbs and foliage. The picture came out so well that I entered it in a photo contest. Nikon did a super job of giving us a quality lens at low price, so that we can enjoy inexpensive and quality photography. Here are two pictures to show the extent of the zoom of the lens. Both were taken at the same time and place, about four miles from Grand Teton Mountain. One is at 55 mm, the other at 200 mm. The lens works best for outdoor pictures when the zoom has ample space and light to work. I carry it and the 18-55 mm lens (either one fits nicely in my outdoor shirt pocket). I get most pictures from the 55-200 mm. I use the 18-55 mm for indoor photography and for close ups. From time to time the pictures may seem grainy. That can be fixed by changing the ISO to lower numbers, making best use of the scene settings, choosing the right focus method, and turning on the flash (even outdoors!) since zooms require more light. Best features: Value and quality for the price. Compact size. Worst features: No distance makers on the barrel. I miss this feature doing manual focus. Recommended accessories: If you want to get a filter to protect the lens and improve colors, then check the camera's manual to find those filters compatible with the camera's computer.

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right quality for price, but that's it.

I am one of those who cannot get a perfect focus at 200mm. All photos are soft or hazy when examined on a pixel level, even when tripod mounted. Most casual photographers will...Read complete review

I am one of those who cannot get a perfect focus at 200mm. All photos are soft or hazy when examined on a pixel level, even when tripod mounted. Most casual photographers will not notice this, but I am very particular. I found it to operate smoothly and was quick enough to focus for all but a few extreme cases on fast moving subjects. The VR has no effect, as far as I can tell. I get the same results with it on or off. I would recommend it for a casual "vacation pictures" photographer, but this is not the lens you want for serious sports or landscape stuff. It's relatively light weight make it decent for carrying around for long days.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens.

By 

from Ohio, USA

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

I ordered this lens on a Sunday and got it the following Tuesday. The lens is easy to use and pairs great with my 18-55mm lens. My favorite thing is the lock button. It makes it easy to store and makes it more portable. The only thing I had a problem with is I didn't know you had to unlock the lens before your camera would identify it. It scared me at first, I thought something was wrong with it! Overall this is a great starter zoom lens. Highly recommend it.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for a Biginner

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from Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

i bought this lens from a used shop. i think picture worth a thousand words. check the sample photos. shoot with a d3300. photos are edited with adobe photoshop express

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Lens

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from Iowa, USA

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

For the price... this is an exceptional lens that produces great color and bokeh. In the 150mm-200mm end, the center sharpness is amazing when stopped down to f/8 / f/11.
You can't lose with this one !!! Thanks Nikon !!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like it!

By 

from Nairobi, Kenya

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

Fantastic lens! Got it with the D3300 and i find myself using it more than the 18-55mm.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens

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from Florida

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

Compact for its performance, the quality is superb, very light weight, easy to use and great characteristics, works great under different conditions, the clarity of the pictures speak for the quality of this wonderful lens. All in all a great package of features in a light and compact lens, get one you will be rewarded by the excellent quality of the pictures taken and the focus is very fast.

 
1.0

Never worked from the get go!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom

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from Kansas, USA

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wonderful Complementary Lens

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from Port Washington, WI

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

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!

 
5.0

Great value

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from Texas, USA

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

I purchased this lens to be a companion to my 18-55 and I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the glass and the function of the lens. I highly recommend this lens to the beginner or seasoned veteran!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Light, compact and very usable for a very reasonable price.

By 

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Nikon 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Lens Accessory:

I'll preface this review by detailing what this lens isn't: - It obviously isn't on par with Nikon's top-of-the-line lenses in terms of build quality and clarity, and obviously shouldn't be reviewed as such. - It isn't the best option when you need ultra-fast focusing speeds for action shots. - It isn't terribly responsive in low lighting. - It isn't going to impress a photographer who expects miracles from it. However, what it is: - It is extremely lightweight and, even at 200mm, stays relatively compact. - It is capable of producing surprisingly sharp photos (wide angle and close-up) of still subjects when given enough light. - It is very respectable for portraits and gives a nice, dreamy bokeh. - It is a quality lens equipped with a very usable VR at an extremely affordable price. I have an assortment of lenses at my disposal, so I won't go so far as to say this is one that I rely on frequently or use as a daily walk-around. But, don't get me wrong, if you are relatively new to photography and/or don't have much of a lens budget to play around with, this would make a fine lens for most general use. I do use mine and haven't been disappointed with the quality of the shots I get from it. I don't use it constantly and so I can't attest to its ability to take a beating, but with several thousand shots through mine, I don't have any reason to believe a malfunction is lurking around the corner. The VR still works great when I want to use it, the AF is still as responsive as it was when I got it new, and the focus/zoom rings are still light and smooth. Again, don't expect miracles from it and you won't be disappointed with it. Trust me, you can spend ten times as much on a lens and you still won't get miracles, especially if you don't have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of photography itself. Once you learn how your camera actually works, and the role lenses play in getting the perfect shot, you can take an 'entry-level' lens like this one and get some pretty amazing photographs with it.

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