Nikon 55-200 f4-5.6 G AFS DX VR IF-ED Lens £119.49 @ Jacobs Digital - HotUKDeals
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High-quality compact 3.6x DX zoom lens that features Nikons cutting edge Vibration Reduction (VR) system and exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM).

With optics designed for the Nikon DX Format digital SLR cameras, this high-performance lens delivers a picture angle equivalent to that of a 35mm format, 82.5-300mm zoom lens.
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#1
http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/showproduct.aspx?ProductID=37203&SEName=jacobs-digital-nikon-55-200-f4-56-g-afs-dx-vr-if-ed
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Tech Specs
Lens Type Zoom
Lens Fitting Nikon
Focal length 55-200mm
35mm Equivalent 82.5-300mm
Manual / Automatic Yes
Angle of View 28 degrees 50 - 8 degrees
Lens construction 15 elements in 11 groups (one ED glass element
Diaphragm Blades 7
Min. aperture f/22-32
Min. focusing Distance 1.1m (3.6 ft.)
Max. magnification 1/4.3
Filter Diameter 52mm
Drop in filter No
Max. Diameter x Length 73.0 x 99.5mm (2.9 x 3.9 in.)
Weight 335g
Lens Hood HB-37
Lens Hood Included Yes
Soft Case CL-0918
Case included? Yes


Edited By: gurujosh on Dec 01, 2010 20:50: Tech Specs
#2
+£5 p&p if you have no store near you.

tempted
#3
From me...

http://ventnorblog.com/copy_images/scorchio.jpg
#4
Thanks for listing this - missed out on this deal when it was at Jessops. Ordered and hot-hot-hot!
#5
Hi guys i have been looking at buying a new lens for my Nikon d40x.

I have been looking at this and also been told the 18-200 is something i should go for.

Can someone tell me the main difference between the 2 and is it worth getting the 18-200 for almost triple the price of this 55-200.

I ideally want one lens that can take all my shots without asking too much or paying too much. Im not a photography nut but i do like quality pictures.

Your input would be appreciated.

Nad
1 Like #6
I had this lens but sold it (paid a lot more than this though) only due to the fact that it became a pain to keep changing the lens over to the 18-55 when needed and ended up buying a 18-200 lens to save the hasstle.

Don't get me wrong, this lens is capable of some fantastic shot, and well worth the money at this kind of price. A big concern for me though, was that the mount is plastic, and for the amount I was changing the lens, you do get plastic shavings come off the mount as it is taken off and put back on the camera. This was a concern as didn't wamt those shavings dropping into the camera.

All said, my 18-200 was over 300 quid (and is Sigma not Nikon - the Nikon equivilant was much more when I looked) so this lens is great value for someone who is not bothered about the swapping lenses/plastic mount issue.
#7
chrisbenwalker
I had this lens but sold it (paid a lot more than this though) only due to the fact that it became a pain to keep changing the lens over to the 18-55 when needed and ended up buying a 18-200 lens to save the hasstle.Don't get me wrong, this lens is capable of some fantastic shot, and well worth the money at this kind of price. A big concern for me though, was that the mount is plastic, and for the amount I was changing the lens, you do get plastic shavings come off the mount as it is taken off and put back on the camera. This was a concern as didn't wamt those shavings dropping into the camera.All said, my 18-200 was over 300 quid (and is Sigma not Nikon - the Nikon equivilant was much more when I looked) so this lens is great value for someone who is not bothered about the swapping lenses/plastic mount issue.

Agreed completely check the reviews also as I dont think there has been any negative comments but if you can afford to purchase a 18-200 then go for it but price wise its 4x the amount and the earlier models have zoom creep (18-200)
#8
My Sigma VR also has zoom creep but has a lock switch to prevent this whilst walking around.

Check this site for best prices at the moment...... http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/
1 Like #9
N4D5
Hi guys i have been looking at buying a new lens for my Nikon d40x.
I have been looking at this and also been told the 18-200 is something i should go for.
Can someone tell me the main difference between the 2 and is it worth getting the 18-200 for almost triple the price of this 55-200. I ideally want one lens that can take all my shots without asking too much or paying too much. Im not a photography nut but i do like quality pictures.
Your input would be appreciated.
Nad


It depends what you mean by 'quality'. If you mean the best image quality then this doesn't even come close to a £110 50mm f1.8. That lens will give you lovely depth of field, work in very low light, and force you to think about your shots.

If by 'quality' you're referring to the ability to zoom over a wide range then I'd save up and go for the 18-200mm. The trouble with that lens, and the one shown here, is the maximum aperture of f4, which means it only lets in 1/4 of the light that the 50mm does.

Not only that, but virtually all lenses don't produce their best pictures until they are at less than their maximum aperture. You'd want to shoot this lens at f8 for best sharpness and least light falloff.

The more light you want to let in, the more the lens costs.

If you can afford the 18-200 then it's probably the better option than the 55-200.
#10
If I had the money i'd have got the 18-200.

As it is, i've had some fantastic shots off this 55-200. I don't care it's plastic mount, the bokeh is fantastic, portraits are great zoomed in, the VR is amazing. As an accompaniment to my stock lens it's brilliant.

Those two along with the 50mm 1.8 prime are the only lens I need. Sure, i'd 'like' other more expensive lenses, but only 10% of my pictures would be better.

Honestly at this price it's a bargain. If you can't afford the 18-200, it's the nuts!
#11
This is a bargain. It's a good lens and has nice bokeh.

For example
#12
Can someone please tell me is there any digital SLR Nikon camera that can be used to take video, and what lenses are required? It is mainly for holiday shots, activities, and normal photography, thanks
#13
pangbp
Can someone please tell me is there any digital SLR Nikon camera that can be used to take video, and what lenses are required? It is mainly for holiday shots, activities, and normal photography, thanks


D90
#14
pangbp
Can someone please tell me is there any digital SLR Nikon camera that can be used to take video, and what lenses are required? It is mainly for holiday shots, activities, and normal photography, thanks


Nikon D3100 does autofocus video with any lens. Recent deal here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nikon-d3100-404-99-amazon-inc-40-ni/815239
#15
This is an excellent budget zoom lens with VR. If you want one lens to do everything, you should have bought a crossover camera. Aperture is key, as is VR at max zoom. The good thing about lenses is that they hold their value really well. Buy one, get to know it, then go for a more expensive one and sell the old one.
#16
Sancho
This is a bargain. It's a good lens and has nice bokeh.

For example
WOW! REALLY nice shots! Were all your shots there taken with this lens Sancho?
#17
Thank you! Missed out on the Jessops one so have snapped this one up :)
#18
What is this lens range in old 35mm money please?
#19
Diamonddec
What is this lens range in old 35mm money please?
300mm.
#20
Diamonddec
What is this lens range in old 35mm money please?
35mm format, 82.5-300mm zoom lens.


Edited By: gurujosh on Dec 02, 2010 00:41: corrected info
#21
gurujosh
Diamonddec
What is this lens range in old 35mm money please?

i think its 80-300 but i may be wrong
Well if we're gonna split hairs, it's actually 82.5 - 300mm
1 Like #22
Just to add to anyone not sure... this is a stonking deal GO FOR IT! Argos have the NON VR for £169.99.This has VR and is £50 cheaper!!! It's a no brainer. http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5700628.htm

As joylove states:

joylove
This is an excellent budget zoom lens with VR. If you want one lens to do everything, you should have bought a crossover camera. Aperture is key, as is VR at max zoom. The good thing about lenses is that they hold their value really well. Buy one, get to know it, then go for a more expensive one and sell the old one.


So get what you want out of it and sell it on and move up. And at this price you've a decent chance of getting your money back!

As I said, no brainer!
#23
Thanks for posting this I have just ordered it with the d3100 +18-55vr kit deal from Jessops @ £444 + £40 Nikon cashback using code NIKD3100 for £25 off, 6% quidco and free delivery brings the price for D3100, Nikon 18-55mm VR lense and Nikon 55-200mm VR lense down to a very respectable £507 (including the £5 delivery from Jacobs) providing quidco and Nikon cashback pay out the 2 deals together should make for a very pic heavy christmas :-)
#24
londislagerhound

It depends what you mean by 'quality'. If you mean the best image quality then this doesn't even come close to a £110 50mm f1.8. That lens will give you lovely depth of field, work in very low light, and force you to think about your shots.
..... it only lets in 1/4 of the light that the 50mm does.


Thanks for the reminder, just ordered the Nikon 50mm for £93 inc. post - harks back to the old days when my Contax 139 only ever had a Zeiss T* 50mm.

Not to take away from the 50-200 lens posted here, the results on Flickr look superb :)

Edited By: miriam51 on Dec 02, 2010 03:08
#25
Thanks to the OP for posting this!

This is the only thing I really want for Christmas and I was gutted when I missed the Jessops deal.

Ordered & heated!
#26
Great price and an ideal companion for the 18-55m lens of the same brand. I was thrilled when I got this last year but after lots of time spent swapping lenses while out and about, I figured life would be a lot easier with the 18-200mm, then I realised how much it is. Doh!
#27
Sancho
This is a bargain. It's a good lens and has nice bokeh.

For example


Someone's been using Lightroom...
#28
Missed out on the jessops deal for the same price. Just ordered. Great lens-bought one for the father-in law in October for £149 from amazon market place. At this price it may be a grey import but who cares. Thanks for the post.
#29
Blow, none available at edinburgh for pick up, will have to pay for shipping....
#30
Sancho
This is a bargain. It's a good lens and has nice bokeh.

For example


@Sancho

TBH, I'm an amateur photographer. I saw the pictures on the above Flickr link. I don't know what the professional photographer would comment for these pics, but for me they are absolutely stunning.

If this lens can produce such a superb images, they are a bargain at this price.
#31
gurujosh
Diamonddec
What is this lens range in old 35mm money please?

35mm format, 82.5-300mm zoom lens.




Thanks very much :D
#32
Mayur
Sancho
This is a bargain. It's a good lens and has nice bokeh.

For example


@Sancho

TBH, I'm an amateur photographer. I saw the pictures on the above Flickr link. I don't know what the professional photographer would comment for these pics, but for me they are absolutely stunning.

If this lens can produce such a superb images, they are a bargain at this price.


Most of my zoo pictures were taken with this lens. I must add that a little sharpening was added to some of the images, which is normal and easily done nowadays but they clearly show the potential of this lens.


Edited By: Sancho on Dec 02, 2010 09:26
#33
Ive got this lens in my collection and i really like the results,some shots look just as good as my f1.8 and sigma f2.8, it stays sharp on full zoom with a nice dof
#34
Hello Knowledgeable Camera People

Question: I'm something of a novice and have just bought a D90 with the 18-105mm VR kit lens. I hear that lens isn't actually rated all that much. Would I be best advised to flog that and get a better zoom lens - obviously this one (on this page) is a different focal range. I've got a 50mm f1.8 prime as well.

Would I be better off selling the kit lens and going for the 18-200? Rather than buying this 55-200?
#35
Does this lens have autofocus built in? I have a D40 which doesn't have autofocus in the body and would like to get a zoom lens with autofocus in it.

Cheers!

Sydney
1 Like #36
sydneyc
Does this lens have autofocus built in? I have a D40 which doesn't have autofocus in the body and would like to get a zoom lens with autofocus in it.

Cheers!

Sydney


This is an AF-S, so yes it will auto focus on a D40. Most of my shots on the link above were taken with a d40.
#37
danieldixonesq
Hello Knowledgeable Camera People

Question: I'm something of a novice and have just bought a D90 with the 18-105mm VR kit lens. I hear that lens isn't actually rated all that much. Would I be best advised to flog that and get a better zoom lens - obviously this one (on this page) is a different focal range. I've got a 50mm f1.8 prime as well.

Would I be better off selling the kit lens and going for the 18-200? Rather than buying this 55-200?

True, the 18-105mm generally isn't rated that well. IMO it's a nice lens but does have some drawbacks. Are you happy with it's results?

If you can afford one, then I'd get the 18-200mm.

You could also always keep the 18-105mm and get a 70-300mm VR for a bit more zoomage.

Edited By: Sancho on Dec 02, 2010 12:37
#38
Despaired when missed it last time, snapped it for next day delivery [we shall see!!!] do many thanks for sharing the offer, heat added.
#39
Hello Knowledgeable Camera People

Question: I'm something of a novice and have just bought a D90 with the 18-105mm VR kit lens. I hear that lens isn't actually rated all that much. Would I be best advised to flog that and get a better zoom lens - obviously this one (on this page) is a different focal range. I've got a 50mm f1.8 prime as well.

Would I be better off selling the kit lens and going for the 18-200? Rather than buying this 55-200?
#40
looks like my browser is on insane refresh sorry for reposting that earlier comment

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