Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Lens

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This Isn't the Lens to Use When You Want to Shoot Fast-Moving sports

Nikon 55-200mm DX Lens Nikkor 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED DX AF-S Lens. Adaptable and super-compact with a 3.6x focal range of 55 to 200mm built specifically for the Nikon DX format DSLR cameras. Great 3.6x zoom for sports, portraiture, or wildlife shooting.

An excellent supplement to the Zoom-Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED DX AF-S lens. It has a SWM (Silent Wave Motor) compact rod-type providing ultra-fast AF with exceptional precision and very-quiet performance. Nikon SIC (Super Integrated Coating) cuts the ghosting and flare down providing even greater contrast with more vivid photos, even in challenged lighting situations. A pair of ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements accomplish reduced chromatic aberration plus superior optical operation. The focus mode switch applies quick changing between auto and manual focus. A rounded 9-blade diaphragm provides more native out-of-focus features.

The biggest issue the slow autofocus. This isn't the lens to use when you want to shoot fast-moving sports or any other fast moving subject. If you're a professional or advanced amateur photographer, save your money and get a higher quality lenses or else you'll be in for a huge disappointment. For Moving subjects, like sports or other action photography, this is definitely not the lens.  Aug 19, 2011

Features

AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave, coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic) to focus near silently and fast.

DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with Nikon DX DSLR

Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements)
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide superior color correction and sharpness by diminishing chromatic aberrations

G - labeled after the f-number. All the newer AF lenses, including AF-S and specifically G, are also D. Nikon no longer makes an effort to mark the D. G-lenses contains no aperture ring, therefore aperture may only be electronically controlled by the camera and only autofocus camera bodies featuring function dials have the capacity to control G lenses

RD- Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.

SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels. Nikon Super Integrated Coat also accomplishes several purposes,

SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.

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Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens
Zoom Ratio 3.6x  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length55 200 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Nikon F (DX)  
Maximum Angle of View 28 (DX-format)  
Equivalent field of view on a Nikon DX 75x300mm  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening f/4.0 - f/5.6  
Smallest aperture opening f/22-f/32  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Optical
Total Elements 13  
Number of Groups 9  
Coatings / special elements 2x ED lens elements  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 0.95 m (37.40")  
Autofocus type Yes -AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)  
Lens motor Micro-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus No - M/A  
Focusing method Extending front  
Physical features
Overall weight255 g (0.56 lb) (8.99oz)  
Lens diameter 68 mm (2.68")  
Overall length 79 mm (3.11")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, plastic mount  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 52 mm  
Lens hood included Yes - HB-34  
Lens Case Yes - CL-0815


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