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Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G AFS £99.00 @ Jessops

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6y, 1d agoFound 6 years, 1 day ago
Pretty good price for this lens

High power standard DX zoom lens with enhanced telephoto capabilities and a Silent Wave Motor for use with Nikon DX Format Digital SLRs. The 55-200mm zoom range is equivalent to an 82.5-300mm lens in 35mm format offering maximum versatility.

* Lens Construction: Elements/Groups: 13/9 (2x ED lens elements)
* Closest Marked Focusing Distance [m]: 0.95
* Filter Attachment Size: 52mm
* Dimensions: Dia x Length (extension from lens mount): 68 x 79 mm
* Weight: 255g
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#1
can get with VR (vibration reduction) for only £20 more http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nikon-55-200-f4-5-6-g-afs-dx-vr-if-/815455

edit:Vr version: its gone back up to 149now :(

Edited By: zaft on Dec 03, 2010 22:01
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#3
At 200mm I think you'll see how much VR helps, or in this case, you won't see!
#4
Thanks andy I do usually put the price in the title
#5
+8% Quidco ..
#6
Not often you see a sub £100 Nikon lens, nice spot and great price, think i would go the extra for a VR though.
#7
long zoom lens without VR don't even think about it
#8
kyashars
long zoom lens without VR don't even think about it

You young people must be very shaky. I remember techniques like steady a camera on something, use fast shutter speed or even use a tripod :)
#9
pet2000
kyashars
long zoom lens without VR don't even think about it

You young people must be very shaky. I remember techniques like steady a camera on something, use fast shutter speed or even use a tripod :)


I now have a VR 200mm on FX but I regularly shot 200 on a DX camera @ f2.8 so 300mm effectively. You'll get more keepers with VR in my experience but it's certainly possible. you just may need to crank up the shutter speed/ISO. (http://picasaweb.google.com/goodgrr/Tom_Robinson#5478068395018023218 lens/camera info on the right).



Edited By: goodgrr on Dec 04, 2010 09:04
#10
good find at a good price heat added
#11
Everyone complaining about boohoo no VR on zoom lenses, this is UNDER £100!

Also, you can take fantastic shots handheld at full zoom without VR in most conditions, you just need to learn how to use the manual functions on your DSLR.
#12
I have to agree that VR is pretty essential here. Yes, you can use a higher shutter speed but at f5.6 you might not have the option. Yes, you can use a tripod, but who wants to carry one?

Of course, VR won't freeze action, but those couple of extra stops for everything alse make a world of difference to slow lenses like this.

Good price, but with VR technology available for not much more, I think it would be money wasted.
#13
londislagerhound
I have to agree that VR is pretty essential here. Yes, you can use a higher shutter speed but at f5.6 you might not have the option. Yes, you can use a tripod, but who wants to carry one?

Of course, VR won't freeze action, but those couple of extra stops for everything alse make a world of difference to slow lenses like this.

Good price, but with VR technology available for not much more, I think it would be money wasted.


I really don't get all this "VR is essential" nonsense. How the hell did all the truly talented photographers in the past get such stunning pictures without it eh? Just learn a bit of camera craft and how to hold the damn thing properly and your sorted for life! sheesh.
#14
Gief cheap Canon equivalent!
#15
Orbital

I really don't get all this "VR is essential" nonsense. How the hell did all the truly talented photographers in the past get such stunning pictures without it eh? Just learn a bit of camera craft and how to hold the damn thing properly and your sorted for life! sheesh.


I said 'pretty essential', not 'essential' and I qualified why I said it.

Photography is about pictures, and an optically stabilised lens gives you the ability to take a shot where you might otherwise have failed to do so.

Many of the photographers from the past would have loved this technology I'm sure. You can bet that none of the 'stunning' pictures you refer to were taken hand held at 1/60s on a 300mm lens, and it's here that VR gives something to the modern photographer.

Grab a 50mm f1.8 of course, and then the talent of spotting a great picture will come shining through, because such a lens will deliver pictures in most lighting conditions.

Your attitude is that of a Luddite, and I imagine that when autofocus and TTL metering were technological breakthroughs, some questioned the need for such advances.

Edited By: londislagerhound on Dec 10, 2010 15:39
#16
londislagerhound
Orbital

I really don't get all this "VR is essential" nonsense. How the hell did all the truly talented photographers in the past get such stunning pictures without it eh? Just learn a bit of camera craft and how to hold the damn thing properly and your sorted for life! sheesh.


I said 'pretty essential', not 'essential' and I qualified why I said it.

Photography is about pictures, and an optically stabilised lens gives you the ability to take a shot where you might otherwise have failed to do so.

Many of the photographers from the past would have loved this technology I'm sure. You can bet that none of the 'stunning' pictures you refer to were taken hand held at 1/60s on a 300mm lens, and it's here that VR gives something to the modern photographer.

Grab a 50mm f1.8 of course, and then the talent of spotting a great picture will come shining through, because such a lens will deliver pictures in most lighting conditions.

Your attitude is that of a Luddite, and I imagine that when autofocus and TTL metering were technological breakthroughs, some questioned the need for such advances.


Luddite? Nice of you to resort to name calling. Speaks volumes about you.

No I'm not a luddite, I just don't get the insistence of some people that VR is the be all and end all and any lens without it is a waste of money. With the right approach and care this lens would produce just as good result as any VR lens.
#17
You do have the attitude of a Luddite. It's a fact. Be offended if you wish, it's of no concern.

I do like the idea of using 'the right approach' to gain three stops of exposure though.

Picture the scene: It's getting dark, you've just taken your last shots of the day. Your D90 is maxxed out at 3200 ISO and even that is making you shoot 1/200s with your lens wide open...

Suddenly, an owl lands on a branch just 20 feet away and is staring right at you. With the right approach you nip back to the Volvo, grab the tripod, close the door quietly, attach the camera and ...oh, it's **** off.

Shame you did't have VR lens because you'd have dropped to 1/30s at f8 and got the shot with ease.
#18
londislagerhound
You do have the attitude of a Luddite. It's a fact. Be offended if you wish, it's of no concern.

I do like the idea of using 'the right approach' to gain three stops of exposure though.

Picture the scene: It's getting dark, you've just taken your last shots of the day. Your D90 is maxxed out at 3200 ISO and even that is making you shoot 1/200s with your lens wide open...

Suddenly, an owl lands on a branch just 20 feet away and is staring right at you. With the right approach you nip back to the Volvo, grab the tripod, close the door quietly, attach the camera and ...oh, it's **** off.

Shame you did't have VR lens because you'd have dropped to 1/30s at f8 and got the shot with ease.


Jesus some people just like the sound of there own typing. OK mate your right, how's that? Do you feel better now? Obviously anyone who doesn't share your opinion is wrong and that's the end of that so it's probably better we end this here as it wont help anyone.
#19
londislagerhound
You do have the attitude of a Luddite. It's a fact. Be offended if you wish, it's of no concern..


Also that one line just about sums you up mate. Talk about arrogant.
#20
Shame about the photo snobbery being shown here (old technique is better etc), the fact of the matter is for a telephoto VR is a huge advantage so while it is great that such a lens is sub £100, don't kid yourself that it is as useful as the VR version, it aint. I know I have tried both and missed shots with this one which would have been keepers with the other. Of course for moving subjects neither is any use and you need f2.8 or higher...
#21
If you're on a tight budget then this lens is capable of some great photos. If you can afford a bit more go for the VR. It won't improve the quality of your photos in good light but will substantially increase your chances of getting a steady shot in low light or using a lower ISO which will improve the quality of the image (unless you really like ISO 3200 blockyness of course).

Yes it's good to learn decent camera technique but we are not all blessed with steady hands, no matter how much we practise. The greats of the past did manage stunning photos without VR. I'm sure there were additional great shots which they could have achieved if the technology had been available.

More to the point, if VR gives amateurs and beginners the opportunity to capture shots which would otherwise technically be beyond them then an extra £20 is definitely a worthwhile investmenrt.

There's been this sort of strange backward camera snobbery years. When AF first came out many traditional photographers said you didn't need it and they could do better with a split screen. Similar with aperture and shutter priority and program. How many people use a fully manual camera now? But perhaps that's what we should all be using if we want to work the way the "greats" did.
#22
How on Earth have I turned into a camera snob?!? All I said is that VR isn't the be all and end all and it shouldn't put anyone off buying this lens.
#23
No, that wasn't "all" you said - you told us all that photographers of the past didn't need it to get great photos implying that VR just wasn't needed. As I said myself it is a lens capable of great pictures if you're on a strict budget. However you still don't seem to really have acknowledged that there is a real benefit with VR in some situations - and if that can be had for just £20 extra that's a worthwhile investment.
#24
I'm after the VR version (55-200) but don't want to pay more than £130 delivered if possible. It's proving tricky to find... very tricky... I;d like the VR as my wife also uses the camera and isn't very good at holding things steadily.
#25
Also worth mentioning that the VR version is a newer design and is regarded as having slightly better optics (e.g. by Thom Hogan) That said, this is still a bargain for someone who does most of their photography in decent light (or is prepared to use a tripod).
#26
Scorpion, looks like the cheap VR deal at Jacobs is over for now. That makes the £99 non-VR price look better. You can still find them reasonably priced on ebay - for example item number 380181362227




Edited By: Spod on Dec 11, 2010 18:40
#27
I've got my fingers crossed for one of these to appear in the sales, or possibily the 55-300mm, either would do, but I want to buy from a trusted uk supplier ideally.
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