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Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens - 2166

Abt Model: 2166 | UPC Code: 018208021666
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3.6X Zoom/ 55 - 200MM/ Vibration Reduction/ Silent Wave Motor For Quiet Autofocusing/ ED Glass Element
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Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens, Model 2166

A compact telephoto zoom lens with VR system for Nikon digital SLRs.

Features:

  • A compact telephoto zoom lens featuring VR and SWM at an affordable price.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) offers the equivalent of shutter speeds 3 stops faster for more flexible hand-held shooting.
  • A wide 55-200mm (picture angle equivalent to 82.5-300mm lens in the 35mm format) 3.6x zoom range offers high quality images.
  • An ED glass element.
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet autofocusing.

Specifications:

  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups (1 ED glass element)
  • Picture angle: 28°50' - 8°
  • Focal-length scale: 55, 70, 85, 105, 135, 200mm
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded)
  • Minimum f/stop: 22-32
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.1m (through the entire focal range)
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 1/4.3
  • Zoom control: Manual, via separate zoom ring
  • A-M mode switch: Available
  • Lens cap: Snap-on
  • Lens hood: HB-37
  • Lens case: CL-0918
  • External front filter attachment frame: Rotatable
  • External front filter: 52mm
  • Circular polarizing filter II: Usable, even with dedicated Lens Hood HB-37.

Supplied Accessories:

  • 52mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-52)
  • Rear lens cap (LF-1)
  • Bayonet hood (HB-37)
  • Flexible lens pouch (CL-0918)

Optional Accessories:

  • 52mm screw-in filters

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 2.9" (73.0mm)
  • Length: 3.9" (99.5mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 11.8 oz. (335g)
  • Shipping: 1 lb

* We do not recommend the use of DX NIKKOR lenses with 35mm (135) or IX240 format cameras.

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

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Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens
 
4.4

(based on 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Consistent output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Shooting outdoors (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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

By 

from Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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

By 

from Iowa, USA

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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 VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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

By 

from Florida

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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!

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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!

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

Haven't used it yet. Only had it 2 days. Works good so far.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Its pretty good but watch out at full zoom

By 

from Kansas, USA

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera Lens:

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

By 

from Port Washington, WI

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera 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!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Entry level Zoom Lens

By 

from Middleboro, MA

Comments about Nikon VR 55-200MM Zoom-Nikkor Camera 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.

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