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Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction image
 
(based on 194 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
Located in: Lenses For Nikon
Vibration Reduction: Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction reduces the effects of camera shake, allowing hand-held shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, for dramatically sharper images.

Ed Glass Element: An ED ( Extra-low Dispersion) Glass element minimized chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance.

Silent Wave Motor for Fast Quite AF: New compact rod-type Silent wave Motor ( SWM enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.

Focus Mode Switch: Enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus)

9-Blace Rounded Diaphragm: Provides more natural out-of-focus highlights

Includes Lens Hood, Soft Lens Case, Front and Rear Caps; Supplied with HB-34 Lens hood; CL-0815 soft Lens Case; LC-52 snap-on Front lens Cap; Lf-1 Rear Lens Cap.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 194 reviews)
99% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Aspiring film maker(3), Beginner(19), Casual photographer(4), Casual user(25), Enthusiast(70)
Pros:
Compact(38), Consistent output(80), Durable(58), Easily interchangeable(111), Easy to clean(38)
Best Uses:
Back-up(14), Close up filming(27), General purpose(96), Landcape(4), Landscape/scenery(12)
Cons:
Heavy(7), Slow focus(9), Weak casing(4)
Was this a gift?:
No(6), Yes(3)
 
Nikon 55-200mm a must have
By marxpieraveVerified Purchaser from Hermosa Beach ca on 4/21/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Sportsaction
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I've only owned the point and shoot camera's and as my needs grew so did the need for a camera that has more options. Interchangeable lens's,and nikon is top notch pick for close ups and sport action photos. The "vr"vibration reduction, lens's are great for that pure action photo. Even with a 55mm 200mm the camera is so light in weight. Try to buy the two lens package, it's the best deal.

 
Thrilled with my purchase
By MichiVerified Purchaser from Orange Park, FL on 3/14/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is my first Nikon, I absolutely love it. Definitely a great purchase. My only complaint is that I haven't had as much time to use it as I would like:) Would definitely reccomend it to anyone looking for a great camera.

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Very good lens, with excellent quality.
By Semi-Pro PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Williamsport, PA on 1/28/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Good lens for semi-pro photographer.

 
Excellent
By busy momVerified Purchaser from Troy, NY on 1/3/2011
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This extra lens is great if I have to take pix of my kids running at their soccer practice or dance in their music class. Easy to change, small to store in the carrying case yet very rugged so I am not afraid it will break.

 
Excellent quality
By AynVerified Purchaser from Virginia on 12/22/2010
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The lens is very nice

 
Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G Zoom Lens
By marecanineVerified Purchaser from North Texas on 12/16/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Easy to put on the camera body, just a easy twist and it is on. Smooth functioning and produces clear, bright photos.

 
works great
By amaroqsiberiansVerified Purchaser from Tijeras NM on 10/17/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Dog shows, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

very useful at dog shows, concerts, events where you can't get up close; VR makes for clear photos without use of tripod

 
Great lens!
By Ta2dstarsVerified Purchaser from Cameron, NC on 10/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I got this camera for my yearbook class/students to use. Our previous SLR camera did not take good photos during low lighting. This lens is AMAZING and works really well once you find the features which work best with the subject.

 
Great Lens!
By MariVerified Purchaser from Milwaukee, WI on 9/28/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Tough To Attach
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Lens takes beautiful pictures. Note, this is my first time buying a non-package lens. It does not take wide angle pics (have to be far away to take it).

 
Nikon lens the best
By Captain PeteVerified Reviewer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida-USA on 7/13/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Getting a Nikon camera it is a must to have 200 mm lens for wildlife, sport, marine, etc. I wont miss this type of lens and I'm more than happy with the results of my photos. I highly recommend the camera and the lenses.

 
Pretty good lense
By TWVerified Reviewer from East Coast on 7/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great in good lighting conditions. Slow to focus if you are shooting moving subjects. BUT it has delivered some stunning shots under the right conditions. VR feature is decent, but the motors are loud, and it seems to slow the auto-focus as well.

Auto-focus motor has stopped working.

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No flash; F/4.5; 1/40; 100mm

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amazing!
By nate the greatVerified Reviewer from Chicago, IL on 6/14/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

this lens is perfect for my d5000 and takes amazing pics with amazing clarity

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love it
By KVerified Reviewer from Triad, NC on 3/19/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I am a mom who has very active kids. I use it mostly for sporting events, school events, and family gatherings. I love the sharp focus when zooming. Our main sports are baseball and equestrian and the focus is quick enough for me to get hitting shots, pitching and horse riding jumps. Love it!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By BeezerVerified Reviewer from Littleton CO on 12/19/2009
Pros:
Sharp Focus, VR Works Great
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Works great, i'm new to DSLR and the VR does just what it says...increases by a stop or two. A great Zoom lens.

Images shared by: Beezer

Green Mountain, sunrise

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Second Lens!
By DJVerified Reviewer from Magnolia, TX on 11/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great for Sport shots! Fast focus! Clear and Crisp! Nothing bad to say about!

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[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great close up option.
By knamVerified Purchaser from nh on 6/17/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The zoom range is great!

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Paired with the 18-105 lens
By ElsinoreVerified Purchaser from lax-san on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

With the 18-105 lens that came with my D90,it will only become useful when I get a doubler. I recomend a 50mm lens if you are only going to have two lenses for now, or like I said, a doubler to get 2X out of the 200mm lens. As a lens on its own, good pics from 20 to 100 feet.

[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By BrattVerified Reviewer from Ely, Nevada on 6/9/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Just got this lens with my Nikon D60. I love it. So far I have only used it outdoors to shoot wildlife.

Images shared by: Bratt

Golden Eagle

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Spectacular lens
By ValVerified Purchaser from Allentown, Pa on 5/27/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I wasn't sure what lens to buy for my Nikon D40 but I found the perfect match. I put it on my camera and it worked great. The vibration reduction is a wonderful asset to have on the lens. I highly recommend this lens.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
awesome
By sumammaVerified Purchaser from arroyo grande on 5/27/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

it zooms in at the smallest items

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lense
By softball momVerified Purchaser from ohio on 5/27/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great lense to put you right in the middle of the action, then stops the action perfectly.I use this lense for baseball and softball so far.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
makes you feel like a professional
By GrammyVerified Purchaser from St. Marys Georgia on 5/26/2009
Pros:
Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Place to keep when not in
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have the most fun taking pictures of the grandchildren!!!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for watersports
By Water HazardVerified Purchaser from Nashville, Tennessee on 5/26/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Vibration reduction
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker, Parent

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

We bought this lens to shoot wakeboarding photos. It is the perfect length for photographing 80 feet behind the boat and the vibration reduction is a must, espically as we hit the double-ups! Highly recommended as the photos from our first two sessions are the best we have ever seen.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
this is great for long distance shots
By danieVerified Purchaser from hercules, ca on 5/26/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

this is good for any long distance, senic shots. we just got it and are working to see the best pics we can take. it's been an awesome lens, much better then our old camera lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best lens for the money
By WonderVerified Purchaser from Santa Ana on 5/25/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good lens not the best
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Great lens for out doors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

i had a d40 before and just upgraded to a d5000. This lens is great for outdoor photos. The zoom is great and AF is smooth. It is not snappy as the smaller lens but for this price you cannot ask for more. Over all i am very happy with this lens. I rather have this lens then spend money on a 18-200mm VR. Shooting with a 55-200mm VR is a pleasure but if you want closer shots you have to moves back...but that doesnt bother me as some people who fork out $400 more for the 18-200mm for the convenience.

 
Great Lens
By BryanVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/25/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great for getting close range shots!

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!
By KenpukanVerified Purchaser from Columbia, SC on 5/25/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Cons:
Haven't found any yet
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I do a lot of outdoor shooting; nature, family, sports and some close up shooting. The quickness of focus and clarity of the pictures are outstanding.

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Taken through window in early morning @ 50 Yards

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
good purchase
By echoVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 5/25/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

like this lens! works well with my Nikon D40x. easy to carry.

 
Performance surpasses expectations
By LucyVerified Purchaser from Roanoke VA on 5/25/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Brilliant performance for up-close shots of faces, scenic views, etc.

 
Easy to use mid telephoto lens
By Old ManVerified Purchaser from Santa Fe NM on 5/21/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens is easy to use. I have used it outdoors with scenery and some sports. It does a great job. At times the auto focus seems a little off, other than that it is great

 
Excellent Lens
By TmorVerified Purchaser from Plano, TX on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is an excellent lens for general purpose outdoor shooting and the VR helps with the zoom clarity a lot. I really enjoy the Nikon D60 camera, and this lens gets you up close for outdoor and sporting activities.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
How does it work in the long run.
By jack be quick from montgomery, al on 5/1/2009
Pros:
Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Bulky Design
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

indoor, outdoor shots of surrounding.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
WONDERFUL LENS!
By CRVerified Purchaser from Rocky Mountains on 4/30/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love this lens. I bought it for the beautiful scenery where I live and to take close-ups of my grandkids playing sports. It's great for both. Easy to use. Especially light weight. I would recommend it.

 
I'd buy this again
By Tampa bay rays # 1 fanVerified Purchaser from Dunedin, FLA on 4/30/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The 55-200 mm is perfect for sports. You get close enough shots and clarity is excellent. I use this lens for all sporting events as well as some shots at the beach. It's light enough to carry no matter where you take it.......Super is the only word I can use to describe this kit. Best thing I have purchased this year....

 
great overall lens
By reviewerVerified Purchaser from sc on 4/24/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyistenthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

great zoom lens to start out with. came with a 2 lens camera bundle i ordered and spends most of its time on the camera body. the zoom is nice when taking portraits because you don't have to get in the subject's face for close ups. not the greatest for landscapes or panoramas, but with VR at least those photos will still be sharp!

 
FUN
By LYNNVerified Purchaser from IL on 4/23/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

GREAT SECOND LENSE,LOVE THE VR FEATURE,EASY TO FOCUS..

 
Great camera lens
By chuck riteVerified Purchaser from atlanta, ga on 4/23/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Used it at a sports arena pictures were great.

 
Love it!!
By Cheroke779Verified Purchaser from Bethesda, MD on 4/23/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

These lens is just what I needed.

 
Wonderful
By Kim Baseball momVerified Purchaser from Jonesboro, Ark. on 4/22/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I so love this lens!! I can stop a baseball and a runner! I can't tell you how happy I am with this purchase!

 
MY FAVORITE LENSE, ABOVE ALL !!!
By T the CopVerified Purchaser from Georgia on 4/19/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great portraits, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Really great for portrait shots, close up wildlife photos, sports. Great to capture the grandchild with the game winning pitch!

 
Great Lens
By Coach WilliamsVerified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 4/19/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

A Great Buy. This lens is priced just right and helped upgrade my D40. I use this lens a lot for action shots for the sports I coach.

 
I LOVE THIS LENS!
By Nettie casual photographerVerified Purchaser from Lincoln Park, MI on 4/13/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I LOVE THIS LENS!! I like to zoom in and get nice shots when I'm out traveling and my previous camera (Cannon) couldn't zoom. This lens is awesome! Now I can get all the zoom shots I want. I can't wait to test this when I go on vacation!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A multi purpose lenses with outstanding
By GauravVerified Purchaser from Lowell, MA on 4/9/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use this lens for everything from macro to bird photography. Picture quality is amazing and zoom doesn’t blur out even at 200mm. I dint find anything wrong with the lenses considering the cost.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By simba1068Verified Reviewer from Ft lauderdale FL on 4/8/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Bought this just befor we went on vacation, and took some great pictures with this lens

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close up with Stitch

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Don't leave home without it
By tym2praVerified Reviewer from Las Vegas on 4/6/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Grandma loves to take pic, Parent, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

love this lens. have had it a month now and use almost everyday. I take a lot of pictures of my grandchildren and their sports. especially BMX. I use the lens that came with D60 and the new 55-200, but tend to use the 55-200 more.

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My 6 yrs old grandson in first place

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one of the older ones jumping

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Really nice
By Moose LoverVerified Purchaser from Superior, WY on 4/6/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

My wife is an outdoors shooter, animals, scenery, etc.. This is the best lens on the market for the money

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
zoom zoom
By tym2praVerified Purchaser from las vegas on 3/26/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

bought this to use at my nieces wedding. What a great little lens. use it for my Grandchildren’s BMX races as well. would Definitely recommend this to all camera users.

 
Great Lens
By Country GirlVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, Ga. on 3/18/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this lens because I was used to a zoom lens on my point and shoot and wanted a zoom when I upgraded to an SLR. This lens fits the bill perfectly. It's easy to attach to the camera body, and it's easy to use. It's one purchase that I'm definately glad I made.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By Number NineVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 3/16/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use this lens primarily for hang gliding and paragliding shots. With my previous lens I used, a Quantary 70-300, I would get blurred photos; it would not focus fast enough or show the closer shots clearly. Now I can get very good photos of up to one thousand feet or more. The members of AHGA are amazed at the quality of this lens compared to the last one. Using the circular polarizer, I can take photos of them flying with the sun in the back round, making for stunning shots. I have yet figured out how to use my camera efficiently in flight. We have discussed this during the monthly meetings and have not come up with a viable method to be able to use a DSLR in flight without flying tandem (which I do not do), once I get over that hurdle, I will submit another review. Using a DSLR while flying I am not able to use the view finder or zoom feature, point and shoot is a hit or miss situation with a DSLR. I would greatly recommend this for any one that needs an all purpose lens. I have also taken some fantastic two, three, and four dimensional panoramic shots.

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Hanglider at 600 feet

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Sunrise with the circular polarizer

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Awesome Lens
By Lovin'TheNikonVerified Purchaser from Lexington, SC on 3/11/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love taking pictures. I have always used 35mm until my husband bought me the Nikon D60 camera for Christmas. I recently bought the Nikon 55-200 VR Lens and am "In Love" with the new Lens. What a difference this lens makes. My son plays baseball and used it for the first time at his game. Amazing pictures. I highly recommend buying this lens. You will not be disappointed with it.

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Great for shooting, nice starter version
By DeanVerified Purchaser from Fargo on 3/3/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great starter lenses, would recommend.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This lens makes me a great photographer!
By KimVerified Reviewer from Dallas, TX on 3/3/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Mid-level aspire 2 great
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love how sharp my portraits are, from a good distance so I can get natural expressions, not posed. Seems to need much less light for a good shot. Lighter and easier to hold than I expected it to be.

 
great lens
By shutterbugVerified Purchaser from winter haven, florida on 2/21/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

i love this lens it really helps me out

 
Very satisfied - still learning
By k8gleasonVerified Purchaser from Philadelphia on 2/20/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Still in the learning phase but really having fun using this! I would recommend

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Light, High Quality Lens
By GeneVerified Purchaser from San Antonio, TX on 2/15/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Fast and accurate, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Not found any yet
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought the Nikon D60 camera with the 18-55mm lens and added the 55-200mm lens. Both are great lenses but the latter has been on the camera 95% of the time. I am a woodturner/carver and my wife makes jewelry. We need to take pictures of our products and this lens is perfect. Most of the picture cropping is done with the lens at the time of shooting. I also take pictures of our golfing club's activities, grandkids and their sports. Results have been spectacular! Pleased!

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Carved Pecan Vase

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Winter Golf!

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"I would buy this product again"
By RicoVerified Purchaser from Covina, CA on 2/11/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Really good

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Try it, you will like it.
By WolfieVerified Reviewer from Rio Rancho, New Mexico on 2/8/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use this lense quite frequently. I have used it both indoors and out. I am still learning a lot about photography and this lense suits a lot of my needs.

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Cleo, Close Up

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Smokey, Close Up

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Super Lens!!!!
By DpAhNoItEoLVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great lens for outdoor use, as well as close up portrait and indoor action shots. Great lens at a great price. Cant beat it!!!

 
great lens
By JayVerified Purchaser from USA on 2/4/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great lens. VR such a nice feature on these longer lenses.

 
Excellent lens
By BVerified Purchaser from Wisconsin on 2/2/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great lens for outdoor activities

 
Nice Lens
By DennisVerified Purchaser from New Milford, PA on 1/31/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Cons:
Auto Focus OnOff
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Nice Lens, Fairly User Friendly. Lightweight but well made.

 
Pretty Excellent Lens!
By KatieVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, VR Works Well
Cons:
Poor Clarity
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Amateur Photographer, Student

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Brought this camera to DC with my for the inauguration, and while I didn't get into the Mall, it served me well.

It's lightweight and easy to use. It was perfect for trying to take candid photos of people from afar.

I will say, however, that clarity decreases a little bit when "zoomed in" all of the way. Other than that, this is a great camera

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Flag near the Washington Monument

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Inauguration Day 2009

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Excellent lens
By WoodyVerified Purchaser from St. Louis, Mo on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great lens for the close up action pictures of my daughters volleyball.Not to bulky and not to heavy

 
Great Lens
By KevinVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 1/19/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Performs great for indoor photos. Spend the extra money for the VR feature.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great value
By TomVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 1/12/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Good value. small size, works as described.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome!
By schunckeVerified Reviewer from san francisco,Ca on 1/12/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens is great!

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Golden Gate Bridge san fran 1-12-09

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What a Lens
By GlenVerified Purchaser from Homestead, FL on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Crystal Clear, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Worked well in the Everglades and great for filming the grandchildren's sports and nice closeups.

 
I love it!
By scrapgirlVerified Purchaser from Troy, NC on 1/10/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great lense for my D60. The vibration reduction feature is a must.

 
Wow! Nice Lens
By RonVerified Purchaser from Tucson, AZ on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Value, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Distant objects, Moving objects, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The VR 55-200 is a great addition to the D40 kit. The VR is a real plus. Love it. This lens is a great value. Your friend using point-and-shoot cameras will be amazed when they see your pics.

 
Perfect results from the first click
By dwinkmnVerified Purchaser from Mustang Island, Texas on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

User-friendly, to the max! Great results from the first exposure. Resolution, sharpness, quality show up in every photo. This is a must-have lens.

 
Great lens, good value
By Greydoc6 from Cincinnati, OH on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I liked this lens so well I bought it twice. The first one was stolen while waiting for a flight to Canada at the Dayton International Airport. Stolen lens also had a $50 polarizing filter attached. Gadzooks. At any rate, I enjoy the lens for nature photography and grandchildren's sporting events. There may be better lenses out there, but for an amateur like me, it's a very good lens and a fine value.

 
Great zoom lens
By nVerified Purchaser from Miami, FL on 1/3/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors, Sports
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Not overly big fits in bag easy to use most shots are great.

 
Great investment
By beachbumVerified Purchaser from Wilmington, NC on 1/3/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens sure enhances our pictoral memories.

 
The next level.
By PhotoMDVerified Purchaser from Greenwood, SC on 12/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great addition to the 18-55mm. So easy to use.

 
excellent lens, invest in the best!!
By tony the tigerVerified Reviewer from san antonio, tx on 12/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Children at play, General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I got this as a package upgrade and I am so excited I did. It does what it is supposed to and more. Very accurate and detailed in quality. I almost purchased the Quantaray (donr get me wrong it is also a great lens)but the VR is unbeatable!

 
55-200mm Nikkor Lens
By TigerlilyVerified Purchaser from Lake City, FL on 12/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great lens to have. I put it on the camera the second I opened it, and I've barely taken it off since. It's awesome to have a telephoto lens that can be used in everyday situations. The only thing that might be difficult is taking large group shots if you're in an enclosed space...all I can say is either keep backing up, or take seperate shots of the group!
I can't wait to use it for my brother's track meets!

 
Good basic mid-range zoom
By Nikon loverVerified Purchaser from North Carolina on 12/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Good basic mid-range zoom...like the VR!

 
Perfect
By GoatVerified Purchaser from Texas on 12/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This was our first step into interchangeable lenses, and we have been pleased. Easy to attach and it does the rest!

 
excellent zoom lens
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Vidalia, GA on 12/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great for landscape and sports action shots.

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Auto Focus Issues
By Dixie DaveVerified Reviewer from Grand Blanc, MI on 12/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Auto Focus Motor, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

After 14 months and about 600 shots, the auto focus motor stopped working. The lens was never dropped or abused. It worked on one shot and stopped on the next shot 10 seconds later.

 
Impressive zoom
By Pleased PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Buckeye, AZ on 11/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NO PROBLEMS
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great lens to use while shooting outdoor sports, especially. It takes sharp close-up portraits. Excellent lens for the price! I use this lens frequently.

 
Great Upgrade
By New DSLR userVerified Purchaser from Montgomery AL on 11/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great love this one for getting in a little closer

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens!!!!
By C-One from Chester, Virginia on 11/3/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I'm extremely satisfied with this lens, it's sharp, easy to focus and it takes awesome pictures. I couldn't take a bad photo if I tried, I'm planning on purchasing the 18-55 VR lens to complete the package.

 
Great add on
By Keith SrVerified Purchaser from Columbia SC on 11/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Got this to go with my Nikon D40. Great choice of lens. Couldn't of selected a better choice for the money

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great zoom lense
By mhighmanVerified Reviewer from North Dakota on 11/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a great versatile lens.

With the VR on it allows you to zoom all the way and still have a crisp picture!

Definitely a great upgrade lens

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a perfect compliment to 18-55 mm Nikkor
By redwardsVerified Purchaser from richmond, virginia on 10/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

First I bought a lens that wouldn't autofocus w/my Nikkon. I researched to find lens that zoom from 18-200 didn't focus well. I am so glad i got the perfect compliment to the fabulous 18-55mm Nikkor lens that came with my camera. While shooting stage events for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, I kept one lens in my tuxedo, slipped on the Nikkor zoom when taking stage photos, and got great shots both up close and far.

 
Awesome zoom capability!
By JulieVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 10/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Love this lens for up close portrait type shots!

 
excellent lense for the price
By epgator from Gainesville, FL on 10/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

For the price you can't get a better lense. True for more money you can but for all beginners and hobbyist out there this will perform very well and you won't have to get a second mortgage.

 
Love this lens!
By hol the amatuerVerified Purchaser from Casper, wy on 10/17/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This product is easy to attach to the camara, nice and easy to focus. Love it!!!!

 
Nice Pictures
By kevinVerified Reviewer from Spring Lk Park, MN on 10/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I've liked this Lens ever since i bought It.
about two month's ago I Like It better than the
18-55mm 1:35-56G ED That came with my camera.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great all around lens
By Two Rivers StudioVerified Purchaser from Antioch, CA on 10/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I dropped and broke my lens that came with my D40X. I replaced it with this lens and have not regretted the purchase. The lens is my favorite.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A little heavy but overall a good lens
By CorneliusVerified Purchaser from San Francisco on 9/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The first time I used this lens I was very excited about the clarity. It took a little bit of getting used to zooming since my other lens is 18-55 which is very easy to use and focuses really fast. With a little bit of practice it becomes easier, but it's still a little slow to focus.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I like this
By Amon RakhmatovVerified Purchaser from APO/AE 09310, KBR on 9/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Quick Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

It is good I like it

 
IT'S TERRIFIC!!!!
By shoot the fleurVerified Purchaser from Georgia on 9/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Macro, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this product about some weeks ago and I can't stop saying that is worthy more than the price it is sold.
I am very satisfied with it.
VR option is very usefull.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
nikon lens
By chels from nj on 9/19/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

this lens is good for sorts shots. i used this lens to shoot for my highschool football game and it gave me some great shots.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Was exactly what I wanted
By PaulVerified Purchaser from Plymouth Ma on 9/16/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use this for youth sports, so far so good.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
By MrsTinzie[@]Verified Purchaser from Irwin, PA on 9/11/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Love to use the zoom to capture shots of our beagles or of kids. You can get in close, without being close

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for beginners OR experienced!
By Photo SnapperVerified Purchaser from San Antonio, TX on 9/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This was easy to use and produces great results! I even returned my first lens that wasn't a vibration reduction lens and upgraded to this one. It was well worth it!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product
By Mom of 3Verified Purchaser from Port Orange, Fl on 9/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

easy to use - great product

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love It
By GSPVerified Purchaser from Pasco, WA on 9/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Love to be able to zoom with my new lens

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lense
By AimeeVerified Purchaser from Kenosha, WI on 9/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I just purchased my first digital SLR camera. I did a lot of research and decided to go with Nikon because of their lenses. I especially was interested in this lens. I have not been disappointed and my high expectations have been met. This lens takes clear impressive pictures. I am looking forward to experimenting and learning more with this lens.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect for the price
By tba_scoutVerified Reviewer from Dallas, TX on 9/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable
Cons:
Difficult to Clean
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Used it during my wife's triathlete competition. Worked great for the swimming, biking and running.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great addition to my camera
By photo noviceVerified Purchaser from dallas tx on 9/3/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great versality

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By SuryVerified Purchaser from Foothill Ranch CA on 9/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Took a few pictures and they look amazing

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Results immediate
By RichardVerified Reviewer from Nashville Tn on 9/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
NO Blurry Shots
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Went to WOLF just to LOOK, ask about the VR , attached it to my camera, zoomed, clicked VR OFF, clicked VR ON, WOW!!!! BOUGHT THE LENS. If you have any shake you will not after this lens!

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice item
By TjitskeVerified Purchaser from Missouri on 9/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

New to the "fancy" camera. I was thrilled how well this zoomed in and focused.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awsome !
By aficionadoVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati on 8/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

perfect for my vacation's trip, the sad part is that I need to take with me 3 different lenses... such is life !

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Getting the Zoom, Zoom
By vark of Westover WvVerified Purchaser from westover, Wv on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Had always wanted a lens that would allow me to zoom in long distance objects an with this lens its possible to do most anything one ever wished to do. an it not being too big or heavy weigh in on this product purchase also....

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
THIS IS THE LENS TO OWN
By JimJVerified Purchaser from Seattle, Wa on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy to use, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

It's the second lens for my camera and I'm very happy with the performance of it.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
works fine so far
By photo galVerified Purchaser from plano texas on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

good product so far

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great zoom lens
By cactusVerified Purchaser from Palo alto, ca on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

great for rodeo pictures.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love it...
By Jeanette the dog loverVerified Purchaser from Oak Hill, Virginia on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Got this lens to take photos at the beach. Worked beautifully!

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Watching kites 7/4/08... Bennie and Samantha

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great add on lens
By NaloboyVerified Reviewer from Vancouver, WA on 8/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great add on to your D40 or D60 kit. With this lens and your kit lens youʻre ready for most situations. Only down side is possibly losing a shot when you have to switch lenses.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
awesome
By scoopVerified Reviewer from doylestown pa on 8/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

great zoom at sporting events, very clear pictures,

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very good for the price
By estefaniaVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

So far, so good! I love shooting with my 55-200mm. Able to acheive great DOF especially for portraits which is what I do mostly. The focus is a little slower than I expected and the VR is noisy, but overall I have been VERY pleased with the end results!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for a cheap VR zoom
By TimVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love this lens. It is my first VR zoom and it has virtually eliminated my need for a tripod.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
GREAT MUST HAVE LENS
By tomVerified Purchaser from fayetteville, nc on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great outdoors lens, the vr feature a shot saver, sharp image, fast focus....gotta have one.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!
By Mark the photographerVerified Purchaser from Boca Raton, FL on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great product, works very well. A little heavy and it kind of hard to stabilize without a tri-pod or something to lean on.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Vibration Reduction A Huge Advantage!
By photoguyVerified Purchaser from Bridgewater, NJ on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

A few days after I received this lens I had the chance to capture a red-tailed hawk, which resides in the park reserve adjacent to my house. I got out my Manfroto/Bogen tripod and started to take exposures (with VR off of course) using a range of shutter speeds to obtain the sharpest image. I used the 200mm focal length for all images. Using my Nkon D300, I was able to see the images recorded were not close enough. So, I decided to hand-hold the next few shots at a closer spot. Now much closer and with the VR activated I took several more exposures before the hawk flew away.

I am happy to report the hand-held shots were as good as the ones using the tripod! The zoom ring is pretty well dampened and fun to use. Portraits at the 70mm (equal to 105mm in DX body) focal range are quite sharp. I do not have a more expensive lens in same focal length to compare but, I am very pleased with the sharpness and color this lens produces. The picture attached is too small to appreciate. However, at full frame on my iMac computer's background it is great!

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Great, easy to use lens
By mvdVerified Purchaser from Mundelein, Illinois on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I am very hard on my camera and its equipment. Often when using the lens I am putting it on with no time to spare. It is very easy to use and produces great pictures.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would buy this Lens again for certain!
By KristinVerified Purchaser from Rhode Island on 8/19/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have used this product at my son's soccer tournaments and to film all my children. It takes a very clear picture, just not as close up as I would have expected, but still much better than my old camera.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I really like the lens but . . .
By C. WilliamsVerified Purchaser from Tipp City, OH on 8/19/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Frequent lens changing
Best Uses:
Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I really like the lens but I wish I had purchased the 17-210 like I had planned. I am constantly changing lenses from 17-55 to the 55-200. If you have a lot of close shots then far away shots this would be ok but if you do a mixture of shots - look into the other lens.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
i love it
By lanaVerified Purchaser from ft lauderdale on 8/18/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

this lens is great for every day use.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens! No complaints so far
By Darth VolkswagenVerified Purchaser from Columbus, Ohio on 8/17/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I am no professional by any means, but I felt that I have outgrown the reach of my kit lens (18-55mm). I wanted something that could get me in a little closer. I wasn't sure that I needed the VR. I am glad that I got it. On the longer end I see myself as a little shaky and the VR absolutely helped with that. For the price it is hard to beat. Of course, I would have loved a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, but for almost a tenth of the price this performs more than enough for my needs.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect Zoom
By Ken MichiganVerified Purchaser from Dearborn, Michigan on 8/16/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

The VR definitely stablizes the picture. Easy to focus.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love the lens.
By TerryoVerified Purchaser from Minneapolis Minnesota on 8/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, The VR works great
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I got a great picture of a coworker with a hulahoop in midair.
I like to catch birds at the birdfeeder. Works great.

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I can drink coffee while I hoop

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The VR makes it worth it!
By Nate the freelancerVerified Purchaser from Kent, WA on 8/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is my first VR lens and I would definitely say its worth it. At first I was sceptical about the VR, but once I tried it I can't see when I will ever buy another lens without it! Try and find a better lens on the market for the same money, because you won't!

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Cupcake fun!

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Monkey Bars!

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Exceptional Value
By JDeyVerified Purchaser from Racine, WI on 8/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Excellent lens, great price!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect for me.
By Mike Sugar DaddyVerified Purchaser from syracuse, NY on 8/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Love the vibration reduction feature. Clear sharp pictures at the widest apature. Compact size is another plus. Would recommend for anyone.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
LOVE this lens!
By islandphotogVerified Purchaser from az on 8/11/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Used this lens for portraits and nature shots - great results!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would buy this lens again!
By DoraVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 8/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Everything was really good, the only problem I had was the casing at the end of the lens came loose. Once I tightened it, it was fine. I just came back from Italy and took about 700 pic's. I'm very happy with the camera(Nikon D40) and this lens.

 
Bigger is definately BETTER!
By Dave PVerified Purchaser from Burb of Wichita, KS on 8/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Altho I do not use the lense that much, when I have I'm constantly impressed with its quality! I find myself backing up from the subject more and more to get the overall shots! I was surprised at how quiet the lense was compared to other brands. Definately quick and easy to change and mount for focus and that just right action shot in the field! Sports or other wise.
If you don't have your yet, you need to get one, NOW!

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
55-200 mm Nikkor Lense w/ VR
By San Antonio Sky WatcherVerified Purchaser from Converse, TX on 8/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Focal Distance, Ghosting
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Purchased for trip to a remote area of the Philippines. VR works well under majority of situations. 3.9-foot focal distance means can't use in doors in small to average size rooms. Had to switch lens for majority of in-door shooting. Ghosting in some low light shots with bright subjects (full Moon in sky at 7 PM). Tripod helps in long distance shots. However got some great photos crouched on a river bank in the evening with camera braced on my knees. Light weight and compact means I did not have to carry a lot of equipment on long hikes. Over all an excellent value for the money.

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Water Buffalo Crossing River

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Corn Harvest

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"Well worth the money"
By DouglasVerified Purchaser from Tennessee on 8/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use the lens weekly and love it. It is especially great at my kids ball games for action shots.

 
love it!
By KatVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have the Nikon D40 and wanted a lens with more zoom. This one is perfect and the price was quite reasonable.

 
I am more than satisfied with my Lens
By Big SteveVerified Purchaser from Houston Texas on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have used this lens on many a different accasion and it did amazingly well.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for most situations
By BillVerified Purchaser from Ocoee, Florida on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use the 55-200mm vr lens for shooting wildlife and flowers. Its lightweight, easy to handle and give a sharp photo most of the time. The best feature is while shooting with the lens at 200mm there is virtually no shake when not using a tripod. I like this lens so much that I rarely use any other lens. For the beginner or hobbyist, it's a great lens.

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Great buy
By PhotoguyinmoVerified Purchaser from Independence, MO on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have used this lens a great deal in nature / wildlife photography and some night street scenes. It works very well under these conditions. There is a bit of a learning curve to get used to the VR limitations but overall it is a great lens for the price.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Kit Lens
By Just StartingVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 8/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I'm just an amateur, so take this review for what it is, but this lens is great. It's easy to change. It's great to actually get close-up to the object, be it wildlife or people. And even though it's a longer lens and I've heard you can get blurrier pictures, the vibration reduction must really work because I never use a tripod and all the pictures come out clear as a bell - even those I shot while in a kayak.

 
I've only had it a week, works fine
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Upper marlboro, MD on 8/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Used for motorcycle racing.
wildlife

 
Takes great pictures consistently.
By Sports BuffVerified Purchaser from Great Neck, NY on 8/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I use the lens for general and action photos. The lens is easy to use, focuses quickly and takes great, sharp pictures. I would like to have a little more zoom in the lens (say to 300 mm), but this is an excellent starter zoom lens that takes very good pictures.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
GOOD LENS FOR THE PRICE
By carol annVerified Purchaser from mount airy on 8/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
NOT ENOUGH ZOOM
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens gives you some zoom and yet you don't have to be too far for the closer subjects.

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Sunset

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father son time

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great choice for D40 - D60 owners
By Hug a HolgaVerified Purchaser from Seattle on 7/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought at Ritz for a great price. If you own a D40,D40x or D60 this a good telephoto zoom to use. It's best for general use outdoors or in well lit indoor areas where you need more reach than the kit lens allows. If you don't need the speed of the 70-200 f/2.8, save LOTS of money and buy this. I like it for shooting wildlife while hiking.

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Young buck at Mt Rainier

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Unbelievable
By CatesmomVerified Purchaser from Albany, NY on 7/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Until now I have used a point and shoot digital camera. Prior to that it was a Nikon 35MM. I used it for the first time at my daughters softball tournament and cannot believe the pictures that I took! The shots of her pitching are indescribable. I was able to freeze the action without any blur. This lens made it seem like I was next to her on the field!

 
As good as expected
By MonicaVerified Purchaser from Chattanooga on 7/30/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I can alway expect quality products from Nikon, and this one was no different. I have had several Nikon cameras and there is a reason for that. This lens is great for getting the shots you want from a distance. It delivers quality, crip photos.

 
55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom
By Mike the shutter magnetVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 7/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Intuitive, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Architecture, Back-Up, Details, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I am constantly using this lens when shooting city details. I find that the vibration reduction works fast and does a pretty good job of staying consistent despite changing weather conditions.

 
Great for night photography
By Chief JohnVerified Purchaser from Carlstadt, NJ on 7/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Night Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

One of the best lens that I used for distant shots during a stage show and daytime scenery.

 
Very nice lens
By AnneVerified Purchaser from Tacoma, WA on 7/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have had many Nikon cameras over the years with a variety of lenses. I am very pleased with this as a second all purpose lens. The VR feature is very nice. The only complaint I have is when on auto focus it tends to be inconsistant in what it will focus on when doing close up work. To compensate I just take it off auto focus when it is being annoying.

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Great all around lens
By JimmyVerified Purchaser from Simi Valley,Ca on 7/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

General vacation photos
Easy to use

 
55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom
By Shutter bugVerified Purchaser from Hudson, Ma on 7/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love this lens. It has work great me and my picture takeing. Very easy to use and the pictures are great.. couldn't ask for better.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
GREAY BUY!
By tabgaryVerified Purchaser from Bakersfield CA on 7/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens is a great value. The VR is a great thing to have if you are stuck somewhere and can only bring 1 lens. Ritz also had the lowest price I could find anywhere. This was an A+ buy.

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Great lens!
By Dave from Chicago on 7/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Very pleased with the purchase.

[1 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Gives an amazing shot every now and then
By Picture Crazy from LaFayette, Ga on 5/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I like this lens okay. Even though it is VR my pictures are still blurry when I zoom it the full amount. It does awful inside..even more blurry! I would recommend a flash with it. It is pretty heavy but Im new to SLR cameras.

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My beautiful cat Belle

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Best I Have Ever Used!!!!!!
By TJ the Magnificent from FT.Lauderdale, FL on 5/17/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
AMAZING, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

It exceeds my expectations on evry use. I LOVE it!!!!!

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens - sharp and quick
By DociaVerified Reviewer from The Ozarks in Missouri on 5/15/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
None found yet
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens is terrific - it quickly is focused and so very quiet! I love the ease of use with it. I chose the VR as I often have the camera with me on hikes and lugging a tripod is not doable - took pictures of birds in the woods yesterday and was able to zoom in on them quietly and get the shots. It is much smaller and lighter than a lens of the same mm sizes for my film camera giving the overall product a smaller size - lighter and easier to carry.

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Very Sharp and Quiet!
By AMPVerified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on 4/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I upgraded from the TAMRON 18-200mm to this lens just a week ago. I can not believe the difference between the clarity and DOF with this lens compared to the Tamron. I had been told that the TAMRON was far better as far as sharpness, but I never was able to achieve a sharp focus on the fly, as with this lens.

It is is a "must have item" teamed with the 18-55mm VR.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Enjoyable advantaged Lens
By Keegmeister from Potomac, MD on 4/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Focus range a bit far
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love not having o worry about Camera shake any more, especially with this lense!

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great lenses
By jcVerified Reviewer from simi valley, ca on 4/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

very easy to use, great pics

[10 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very nice addition to the kit lense.
By Rural Texas HighwayVerified Reviewer from Dallas Texas on 4/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I am new to photography and this is my first DSLR ModelD80 which I bought on 4-4-08. I have found it be an easy to use lens and with good results for the average person that doesnt want to spend 700.00 on a lense on top of other accesories at the dame time of buying a new camera This is a great buy. Again I am just starting and I think I have taken some nice pics with it.

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Drake Mallard

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens!
By screammacabre from Atlanta, GA on 4/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I just returned the non VR model for this one after figuring out that my hands aren't as steady as I'd like them to be and missing a few shots because I didn't have a tripod with me. The VR works as advertised, and I am excited that I can now zoom all the way to 200 mm in sunny conditions with out blurring! The extra[$]is well worth the upgrade if you don't carry a tripod with you fro every shot.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good affordable VR for starters
By PhotoPVerified Reviewer from San Jose, CA on 3/31/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Affordable, Lightweight
Cons:
Small aperture
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

If you are looking forward to enjoy VR with a medium telephoto lens that is easy to afford, go for this one by all means! Interestingly sharp for an amazingly low price!! Worth the money for starters.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great price. Repeat.....GREAT PRICE!!!
By Steve in TampaVerified Reviewer from Tampa, Florida on 3/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Just bought it today at a local Ritz store. [...]Oh well, got to use it today and was thoroughly impressed. I'm no professional but, for the price this lens is hard to beat. It was hard to convince my wife on the purchase but after she saw the photos that I took, I think she appreciates it as much as I do.

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Is she a doll!!!

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Perfect for the Hobbyist/Enthusiast
By Brian MayberryVerified Reviewer from Forney, TX on 3/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Just picked up a Nikon D80 and needed a decent zoom without breaking the bank. The lens does feel cheap, but as a consequence, it is very light. The field results of the past month have beaten my expectations, it's very sharp and easy to stow, even in my smaller bag. This would be the lens I'd take on vacations, or the backyard. The quality is high enough for great shots, and the price is right to shrug off loosing it (lost, stolen, or broken). VR works as expected, but it won't bail you out in every situation, and is no replacement for a mono/tripod. Pair with the 18-55mm DX VR, and you’ve got a killer, easy to carry combination.

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A bee & flowering Texas Redbud

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Buy
By sportsdadVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 3/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
A bit slow in low light
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens is a bargain at the [$]list price. Expect clear, high quality images w/great color. The anti-vibration feature makes it easy to take great photos at long range.

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Spring Whitewing

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens Value
By PhotoguyinmoVerified Reviewer from Independence, MO on 3/5/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I wanted to get a VR lens for some lower light situations. I read several reviews of this lens and decided to give it a try. I have been impressed since then.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens...
By William from Baton Rouge, Louisiana - USA on 2/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Value
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this lens as a second/zoom lens to accompany my 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Nikon D40.First, I will say that this lens takes great photos with the D40. There are better/faster Nikkor lenses; however, for the cost, the value of this lens is AWESOME. It's light and relatively sturdy. [$]. I feel that for MOST amateur and semi pro photographers--- this lens is perfect. [@]Again, there are better lenses out on the market----but for the value--- this one wins in my book. [...]

[2 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lens malfunction
By Brian from Burnt Hills NY on 1/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Cons:
malfunction
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Lens Malfunctions after less then 100 shoots and no recourse since 30 days expired from date of purchase. I am out [$], Reccomend the warrenty or buy something else.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
55-200 mm F Zoom Nikkor
By MaVerified Reviewer from Huntingdon, TN on 1/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Get up close, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I can really get up close and not scare the wildlife away and I can make pictures of people and them not knowing it.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
AWESOME LENSE for the MONEY
By TOLYANVerified Reviewer from Philadelphia, PA on 1/9/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

awesome price, very affordable. Gotta LoVe VR thing.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love my new lens!
By Scrapper from East TN on 1/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Love the VR, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I love my new lens! Christmas night we were all snapping pictures of family...others printed their pictures and had lots of blurry shots due to lighting etc. Mine were perfectly clear even under less than perfect conditions. I can't wait to use this lens during basketball season. I really like the 200 zoom capacity.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lightweight lens
By LadyB5Verified Reviewer from Philadelphia, MS on 12/19/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Just got this lens to go with my Nikon D40. I must say that I was surprised at how lightweight it was for a 200mm zoom lens. Easy to attach, and I love the VR feature. Meets all my expectations.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
WOW. WHAT A GOOD DEAL!
By Curt from Tustin Ca on 10/8/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Affordable, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Easy to handle, Fast autofocus, Great price, Heavy duty, Lightweight, Low Cost, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, TelephotoMacro, Unbelievable Value
Cons:
Nuttin At All Great Buy
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Professional Work, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This Lens Goes Perfect With My D40. The Look Of It Is Really Proffesional. I Like The Size Of It. Its Not Real Heavy At All. It Produces Sharp Photos. The VR Is Pretty Great Too. Dont Got To Use My Tripod At All No More. Make A D40 Have A Sick Look.

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My Cat, Henry. That Midget!

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Macro

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[3 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By Soccer Mom from PA on 10/6/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Using lens for sports / action shots of son's soccer team. Has been great. [...]

[12 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good and Bad
By Matt from New England on 10/2/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Compact, Fast autofocus, Very Sharp, VR is fun
Cons:
Needs a lot of light, Too slow for action shots
Best Uses:
Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This lens produced probably the single sharpest image I've ever seen come out of my camera. At 100% crop, it was still almost perfectly crisp. I couldn't believe it. There was distortion at the edges, but stopping the lens down a little probably would've helped that. I used flash to take the picture.

I compared the focus speed right there in the store to the 70-300VR, and the 55-200VR was faster by a LOT. Quite snappy. Impressed once again.

I went straight from my local Ritz store to a soccer game I just happened to find. It was a very cloudy day, and the lens could not afford me a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action. It was only when the sun came out fully that I was able to shoot at the 1/500 I needed. Nearly every shot until then had blurry players because they were just moving too fast.

I took the lens back to the store and got a full, hassle-free refund. I also found that, even at 200mm, f/5.6 doesn't give you enough depth-of-field to help to subject stand out from the surrounding players.

BUT, if you're not using it for sports, this is a really, really good lens.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for a great price
By KhurramVerified Reviewer from Toronto, Canada on 9/24/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Simple construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Great lens to go beyond 55mm focal length range with virbration reduction. The only cons I found was that autofocus is a little slow as compared to 18-55mm lens but that might be because of the greater focal length. On the whole, I'm just loving it and specially it's VR feature.

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Bumble Bee

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A Beautiful House

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
GREAT LENSE!
By TomVerified Reviewer from Northern MN on 8/20/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Sharp Focus
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Had it since it was released, overall an amazing lese for the price!

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[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
great lens
By PJAVerified Reviewer from Georgia on 7/18/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this lens as a kit lens with the VR component. takes good sharp photos, quick to focus.

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Fish for lunch!!!

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great addition for D40 owners.
By MattVerified Reviewer from Ocala, FL on 7/1/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is a perfect companion lens to the kit lens on the D40 and D40X. The quality is exactly on par with the kit lens (which is quite good for a kit lens), and the VR system works very well. Hand-held shots at 200mm with shutter speeds down around 1/50th come out with no discernible blur. If you want more focal length, but don't wan to pay three times as much for the 18-200mm AF-S, this is the way to go.

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House Finch & Titmouse on a bird feeder.

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A fast moving Blue Jay.

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[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best for the money
By CJVerified Reviewer from Marietta, Georgia on 6/28/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quiet, Vibration Reduction
Cons:
Plastic construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I have been extremely impressed with this lens! The only one that I would deem better would be the 18-200mm, but what a price tag. It is amazing what a difference the VR makes on this lens. My only complaint is the reinforced plastic material that it is made of makes it feel a little fragile, but so far seems to be very durable. Even with the high f stops, I have been impressed with the ability of this lens to create a beautifully soft bokeh.
The photos I attached have not been altered in any way.

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@ 200mm f/5.6

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Great Purchase
By Geoff from Va Beach on 6/27/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

This is my first lens purchase for my D40 and I am new to photography. So far it seems like just what I needed to get more of the shots that I wanted. For that price it is great!

[5 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fabulous Lens for a Great Price
By PennieVerified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 6/22/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Fantastic lens. This lens is a lot of fun to work with. It's an incredible difference in quality from a Quantaray. The colors are richer and the focus is sharper.

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If Trees Could Tell Stories

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Tight.
By MadvillainVerified Reviewer from Omaha. NE on 6/11/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Nice price, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I like it alot. Nice sharp images, great color.

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First time using the lens

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon has outdone itself again!
By Jian HungVerified Reviewer from Daly City, CA on 5/28/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus, Super Value
Cons:
All Plastic construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

A great value for an ED-IF VR Nikon Lens.
I have been playing with it for two weeks now,
very happy with its performance. Attached ia picture I took with this len on my D80 camera. It was taken hand-held, at 200mm, shutter speed was 1/30 of a second.

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1/30, hand held at 200mm

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
REALLY LOVING IT!!!!
By VAN JOHNSONVerified Reviewer from CHARLOTTE NC on 5/26/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Special Effects, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

THE VR ALLOWS ME TO LEAVE THE TRIPOD AND GO MOBILE. I WENT WITH THIS LENSE AFTER COMPARING IT IN PERSON WITH THE 70-300 VR. I COULDNT JUSTIFY SPENDING TWICE AS MUCH AND NOT GETTING THAT MUCH MORE LENSE.

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NO TRIPOD, VR ON

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[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Lens with D40X
By MxracerVerified Reviewer from San Diego on 5/22/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this lens with the D40X body and is perfect for what I take pictures of VR works great and focus is quick and quiet .

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medium zoom / auto focus

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Full zoom

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome lens
By EdVerified Reviewer from Hawaii on 5/16/2007
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

An overall great lens. The VR does a great job at fixing a lot of problems.

Only complaint is that the lens is a little large and doesn't fit in the snug LowePro dSLR case that I have.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Open new worlds with this lens
By solohans1Verified Reviewer from phx, az on 5/10/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

Buy this lens. It'll open new vistas in your photographic pursuits. Already it's open new doors in my experience. I'm seeing oportunities with fresh eyes.

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Coo, coo, ka-choo!

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth Every Penny
By FrushyouVerified Reviewer from Newark, DE on 4/29/2007
Pros:
Price, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Manual Focus adjustment
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this lens to supplement my 18-135 lens. With the addition on VR to the lens you simply can't beat it for the price and performance. My only complaints is the manual focus ring. When you attach the lens hood and zoom out to 55mm you simply can't get your fingers on the ring. Other than that anyone who is starting out with a dSLR should have this lens in their bag.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well worth the money
By Eric von EricVerified Reviewer from Lakeland, Florida on 4/20/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
High f-stops
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I just purchased the lens and tried it out at the lake. The VR is amazing! Had slight blur on only a few pictures. I was only able to notice it once I loaded the picture for reviewing in my computer. Users will still want to keep an eye on the shutter speed. I found that I lost some depth of field at f-stops of 13 on some close-ups. I'm still extremely happy with it!

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Blue Heron at Lake Morton

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[14 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing VR & Affordable Price
By VR ShootVerified Reviewer from MA on 4/9/2007
Pros:
Affordable price, Lens construction, VR lens
Cons:
VR durability
Best Uses:
Ad, General Use, Low light performance, Special Effects, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Advanced Amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

It is a fantastic lens. This lens liberates my Nikon to another level. I can freely take pictures indoors and outdoors with my 55-200mm VR zoom lens. I took about 300+ pictures of an indoor musical performance. The results were fantastic. I could frequently use 1/15 seconds at 200mm, and the result was sharp photos. (Of course, you have to seize the moment when singers/actors stop moving.)I am also enjoying of taking close up pictures without a tripod. Its magnification is about 4:1. The close focusing distance is pretty short compared with my other Nikon zoom lens at 200mm. It can focus at about 3+ feet.The battery consumption seems not an issue to me. I don't see any significant difference on my battery life after talking more than 300+ pictures. MY D70 battery gage is still full. I also really like the internal focusing mechanism. Nothing is rotating except the small focusing ring while focusing. The focusing is smooth with a minimal noise. It not the fastest focusing lens though.The VR mechanism actually makes a noise (a kind of small motor). The level is not offending me or a person right next to me.What are the draw backs?1. 55mm sometimes too long.2.. It is not the sharpest glass, especially at 200mm with f5.6. Just stop down to f8 to beyond. It is much better. (By the way, VR compensates this by allowing a slower shutter speed!) 3. VR mechanism seems not so sturdy as the lens construction. The time will tell.In short, for $[...], it is a real bargain. I am really happy with this lens. Highly recommended.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good buy for the money
By Jack NJVerified Reviewer from NY,NY on 4/9/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic mounting ring
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I ordered this lens the day it became available. I almost bought the non VR 55-200 and I'm glad I waited. I used it on my D40. The internal motor does a great job stabilizing the image. I was shooting at 200mm from the upper deck in Yankee stadium in continuous shooting mode, focused on the batters box. I shot over 100 frames and not one out of focus or blurry!! You can toss the tripod for most applications. I did however mount it to a tripod to try it as a portrait lens. I shot at 70mm (eq. to 105mm in 35mm format). Once again I was pleased.

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Entry Level VR lens
By daversVerified Reviewer from Reading, PA on 4/4/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

How can you go wrong with [...] this VR lens. Although the build, and overall layout of this lens leaves something to be desired compared to some more entry-level Nikkor lenses. The fact that it boasts VR made me overlook those flaws. The vibration reduction works as promised.However the focus and actual VR workings are a bit noiser than I would have hoped. Well put together, sharp, crisp focus...no vignetting. A must have lens to supplement your zoom needs if youre on a budget.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very nice.
By KeithVerified Reviewer from Vermont on 4/3/2007
Pros:
Image Stablizer, Low Cost
Cons:
plastic mount
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I bought this as an upgrade to the 55-200 non VR model. I liked the non-VR model, which performed just fine optically but found I needed help with stabilization. This VR model does just what it is supposed to do.With the non-VR model, I was able to hand-hold as slow as about 1/350 sec at 200 mm With the VR model, I can get the same results down to say 1/125.Assuming this lens performs like the prior one, it will be great.Prior lens was a bit soft wide open and stopped way down. It was plenty sharp at F8-F16.Oh, and the lens hood is nicer on this one.[...] If you mind your settings it will give you nice sharp images and the image stabilization will allow you to shoot when you could not otherwise.

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hand-held, ISO 1600, 1/100, 200mm wide open.

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[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding Value!
By Doc from S Daytona,FL on 4/1/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor Lens w/ Vibration Reduction:

I originally purchased the 55-200 without the VR and enjoyed using it but had to use a tripod to get the most out of the zoom. Exchanged it for the VR version for only $[...] more and now am able to get pictures by hand that required a tripod before.

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