Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR AF-S DX

  • DX coverage 
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus, A M switch
  • 15 elements in 11 groups, 1 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 55mm) 
  • vibration reduction (no active mode)
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 3.6' (1.1m) minimum focus; 1:34 maximum reproduction ratio (at 300mm only)
  • 3.9 x 2.9" (99.5 x 73.6mm) long, diameter
  • 11.8 ounces (335g) weight
  • included caps
  • US$250
  • Model Number 2166

Thom's Mini Review: Yes, it's a bit bigger and heavier than the non-VR version, but it's also just a better lens. Indeed, it's surprisingly good for its price, even on the 16mp DX bodies (it starts showing some of its weaknesses more easily on the 24mp bodies). Recommended

Thom's Review of the 55-200mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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