Nikon 55-200MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Black Lens  - bargain price was £306 now £132 @ Quality Photo (Fulfilled by Amazon)
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Nikon 55-200MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Black Lens - bargain price was £306 now £132 @ Quality Photo (Fulfilled by Amazon)

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Found 17th Jun 2012
A high-quality compact 3.6x DX zoom lens that features Nikon’s 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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Nice find, thanks for posting
I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my first dslr..
I was told that this is all I need as a beginner..
Only 4 left
Amit_M

I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my … I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my first dslr..I was told that this is all I need as a beginner..



I am undecided between this camera and the Sony Nex 5. How well does the video work, do these lenses auto focus? I tried the D3100 and had to manually focus the lens.
dealseaker

I am undecided between this camera and the Sony Nex 5. How well does the … I am undecided between this camera and the Sony Nex 5. How well does the video work, do these lenses auto focus? I tried the D3100 and had to manually focus the lens.



it states that this has auto focus:

High-performance 3.6x zoom lens designed specifically for use with Nikon digital SLR sensors
Vibration Reduction (VR) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting
Nikon's exclusive SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, precise, and super-quiet autofocus
ED glass and aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism, and other forms of distortion
Amit_M

I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my … I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my first dslr..I was told that this is all I need as a beginner..

I personally would have recommended the 18-200mm. It means you can really just have one lens for almost everything... but it's a significant amount of money.
What is the price difference between the 18-200mm and the 55mm -200mm... ? As stated earlier i am a beginner to photography and think this is a sufficient lens for learning.
the 18-200 is around the £600 level but is far better built etc, indeed compared side by side to the 55-200 the 55-200 is almost like a toy, image wise though if you don't mind swapping 18-55 and 55-200 lens you would be hard pressed to tell whether you have used the cheaper lenses or the 18-200.

if you have lots of spare dosh there is an 18-300 coming out later this month for about 800 notes.

another option is to look secondhand - the 80-200 nikon lens is built to professional standards and has a mega fast fixed f2.8 aperture - expect to pay £250 to £300 for one of these.
This is the going rate for this lens - check the 3rd party new prices.

You do have to check the country of origin though - some will be USA stock.

I bought a couple for wife and daughter new cameras last December and they were UK Nikon stock.
Edited by: "withabix" 17th Jun 2012
This lense has a nice range for not a lot of money. and only 2 left in stock now.
LegendPixel

it states that this has auto focus:High-performance 3.6x zoom lens … it states that this has auto focus:High-performance 3.6x zoom lens designed specifically for use with Nikon digital SLR sensors Vibration Reduction (VR) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting Nikon's exclusive SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, precise, and super-quiet autofocus ED glass and aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism, and other forms of distortion



Thank you.

The forthcoming 18-300 lens sounds just what I need, shame it will be so expensive.
dealseaker

I am undecided between this camera and the Sony Nex 5. How well does the … I am undecided between this camera and the Sony Nex 5. How well does the video work, do these lenses auto focus? I tried the D3100 and had to manually focus the lens.


I have the D3100. The lens has a switch for toggling manual/auto focus. The vibration reduction iis awesome too. I would recommend this.
I want to buy this as it is such a good price , But already having a 55-300 it`s would not make sense . HOT
This is a brilliant lens. I use this lens with my D5100 and the quality is fantastic. Unless you are a semi pro photographer, you will be delighted with the results this lens produces and combined with the 18-55 kit lens, its ideal. If you have 600 quid to spare, the 18-200 is more versatile, but image quality is certainly not top end nikkor level.
Having a 18-105mm the 55-200mm didn't seem practical for me.

When I've been looking for a long zoom the 70-300mm seemed like the only choice.

bythom.com/552…htm

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Having said that on a budget with a 18-55mm kit lens this might be OK for some beginners.
But as Thom says; "You get what you pay for"

HEAT for the price, should be able to pick up for £200....£300 way tooo much

camerapricebuster.com/Nik…tml

Edited by: "ssvirk" 17th Jun 2012
Is this lens three years old? have they not made improvements with newer lenses made since? This is just a random question as I'm thinking of gett a dslr soon. Do you think that this might be the new standard price for this lense now / soon?
dealseaker

The forthcoming 18-300 lens sounds just what I need, shame it will be so … The forthcoming 18-300 lens sounds just what I need, shame it will be so expensive.


Why would you buy a system camera and then put a superzoom on it? Swapping lenses is what a DSLR is all about - always the right lens for the job. I love my 50mm for portraits, I have a tele zoom and a wide angle zoom, and even a manual 16mm fish eye.
A good lens, but it's been around this price for ages. I bought mine (and have since sold it) for £150 over 2 years ago if memory serves me correctly. So it at least holds its value well.

I personally found the focal range not to my liking. Good for weddings and events as it can be used as a portrait lens, and also has plenty of zoom so you get that nice blurring around the subjects.
don't get it, it isn't worth it. best getting a 18-200mm vr2 instead
The nikon 18-200 is a great lens but even a used 18-200 will cost over £250. It's also much heavier than the 55-200 which might be an issue for some.
I bought this lens from a big ebay seller / company from hk over 5 years ago for about £120
dsuk

I bought this lens from a big ebay seller / company from hk over 5 years … I bought this lens from a big ebay seller / company from hk over 5 years ago for about £120



....and your point is......
Dont forget that users with entry level nikons such as the d3100 and the d5100 will need af-s lenses in order to auto focus, this 55-200 will auto focus with the entry level cameras so it is a good option. The other lenses such as the second hand 80-200 will not auto focus on these cameras! The cheaper 80-200 second hand lenses are also push pull ones which arent so good in my opinion, bargains for the price though if you have a d80, d90 or the d7000 etc. Hope that makes sense!!
guitargirl

Dont forget that users with entry level nikons such as the d3100 and the … Dont forget that users with entry level nikons such as the d3100 and the d5100 will need af-s lenses in order to auto focus, this 55-200 will auto focus with the entry level cameras so it is a good option. The other lenses such as the second hand 80-200 will not auto focus on these cameras! The cheaper 80-200 second hand lenses are also push pull ones which arent so good in my opinion, bargains for the price though if you have a d80, d90 or the d7000 etc. Hope that makes sense!!



Thanks for this, I am so unknowledgeable, this has just highlighted to me that more research is definitely required.
No problem, the camera world is a confusing one! i am a fellow Nikon owner so if you need to know anything, ermmm just shoot!!
Amit_M

I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my … I purchased this lens along with the Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm .. It's my first dslr..I was told that this is all I need as a beginner..



you were told wrong in my opinion! i started off with a good all rounder 18-55, then progressed to 55-250, and now i have a nifty fifty. so covering all areas from 18-250 with a nice quick lens in the middle
Instead of paying £600 for the Nikon 18-200mm lens get the Sigma for less than half the price - its what i did. It may be a fraction slower focusing but apart from that there are virtually no differences.

amazon.co.uk/Sig…CGW

I have one of these, the 18-105mm kit lens and the 35mm 1.8 lens for my D90 and apart from a macro and perhaps a superfast 300mm lens I don't need anything else.
I would recommend any beginners picking this lens up at that price. The 70-200 and 18-200 are good lenses but the size and weight would make you a little reluctant to carry them about. Learn what your likes and style is before getting the good stuff. That way you will appreciate the differences.
Tim_UK

another option is to look secondhand - the 80-200 nikon lens is built to … another option is to look secondhand - the 80-200 nikon lens is built to professional standards and has a mega fast fixed f2.8 aperture - expect to pay £250 to £300 for one of these.



I think you mean a MAXIMUM f2.8 aperture ( benefit of which is the aperture is constant at f2.8 throughout the entire zoom range ) ... it would be pretty limited if the aperture was FIXED at f2.8
My friend got one from Amazon last week for just under £130. Anything around this price is good and a great deal cheaper than Jessops. It is a lightweight plasticky lens but it can give very good results. Having recently sold a 70-300, I can honestly say you will not miss the extra 100 mm. The 2.8 lenses are good but weigh over 1kg and are really only for serious amateurs or professionals. If you need a decent compact zoom this is a good choice. BTW there's plastic and there's Nikon plastic.
chamcham

Cold....its 124pound … Cold....its 124pound ...http://www.microglobe.co.uk/nikon-55-200mm-f4-56g-ed-af-s-dx-zoom-nikkor-black-new-p-1842.html



Wrong lens, that's the non-VR version.
Oneday77

I would recommend any beginners picking this lens up at that price. The … I would recommend any beginners picking this lens up at that price. The 70-200 and 18-200 are good lenses but the size and weight would make you a little reluctant to carry them about. Learn what your likes and style is before getting the good stuff. That way you will appreciate the differences.



The 18-200 is going to be lighter than carrying 2 lenses around, i know, i have one.
I purchased this lens from Amazon a couple of weeks ago for £134 and am really pleased with the quality of the lens for the money.
Really wanted the Nikon 18-200 Lens but the price was just too expensive and even 2nd hand for the mk1 version of the 18-200 they were going for well over £300 on ebay. I have the Nikon D5100 camera along with the 18-55 kit lens so have a good range covered by the 2 lenses I now have but the downside is having to swap lenses occassionally. Was out yesterday with camera and changed from one to the other a couple of times were as my friend with me who also has a Nikon D7000 and the 18-200 lens was fine but for me the cost of the 18-200 lens could not be justified. I am really pleased with the clarity from my 55-200 lens.
Not sure why so hot as every amazon reseller and his brother is selling this for around £130 and I paid £136 for it last year. Certainly dont recall it above £200 as per the chart - I'm guessing that is strictly amazon only prices.
I don' know if this is a good price for this lens or not, all I know is I've been watching it on Amazon for a few months now and it has been pretty much the same price all along. The other lens I am watching is the 55-300 which has been ranging from £215-£265.
Excellent value and a must have lens
tony2311

http://www.leytoncameras.com/index.php?currency=GBP&route=product/product&product_id=149025&language=enis this the same lense?



Perhaps but bear this in mind..

pentaxuser.co.uk/for…911
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