This Isn't the Lens to Use When You Want to Shoot Fast-Moving sports
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 ✓
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.
Shop for the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens here from these stores
Max Format Size
APS-C / DX
Lens focal length
55 – 200 mm
Nikon F (DX)
Maximum Angle of View
Equivalent field of view on a Nikon DX
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening
f/4.0 - f/5.6
Smallest aperture opening
Includes aperture ring
Total diaphragm blades
Number of Groups
Coatings / special elements
2x ED lens elements
Minimum focus distance
0.95 m (37.40")
Yes -AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Full time manual focus
No - M/A
255 g (0.56
68 mm (2.68")
79 mm (3.11")
Plastic barrel, plastic mount
Filter thread size
Lens hood included
Yes - HB-34
Yes - CL-0815
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