NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 55-200 mm f/4-5.6 ED VR II Zoom Lens - £115.97 @ Currys
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NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 55-200 mm f/4-5.6 ED VR II Zoom Lens - £115.97 @ Currys

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Found 20th Sep 2017Edited by:"TK42"
  • DX-format collapsible telephoto zoom
  • Versatile 55-200mm focal range
  • Compact (83mm), light (300g) and easy-to-handle
  • Ideal for close-ups, distant subjects, travel, sport and wildlife
  • Vibration Reduction system to ensure blur-free images
  • Comfortable size for handheld shooting
  • 1.1m minimum focusing distance
  • 1 Extra-low Dispersion glass to minimise chromatic aberration
  • Silent Wave Motor for fast, precise and quiet operation

£220 elsewhere.

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not £220 elsewhere, just seen it on Amazon for £128 and from here at £106, so not such a great deal !
e-infin.com/uk/…ens
harmageddon8 m ago

not £220 elsewhere, just seen it on Amazon for £128 and from here at £106, …not £220 elsewhere, just seen it on Amazon for £128 and from here at £106, so not such a great deal !https://www.e-infin.com/uk/item/2566/nikon_af-s_dx_nikkor_55-200mm_f/4-5.6g_ed_vr_ii_lens


The site that you link to is a grey market import, non UK model with potential import duty - there is no parity between this and a High Street Store that you can collect from. This is a very good deal, Amazon is £128 (Plus Delivery) which is £13 more expensive.
Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 20th Sep 2017
£105 on eglobal, less if you use TCB 3% and a working coupon code. Where I got mine before I sold it last year. Came in retail box etc etc arrived in under a week, thousands spent on eglobal never extra fees etc etc

eglobalcentral.co.uk/nik…tml
Edited by: "dezontk" 20th Sep 2017
ACunningPlan46 m ago

The site that you link to is a grey market import, non UK model with …The site that you link to is a grey market import, non UK model with potential import duty - there is no parity between this and a High Street Store that you can collect from. This is a very good deal, Amazon is £128 (Plus Delivery) which is £13 more expensive.

My point was that it's not £220 elsewhere as OP stated, and it can be had for far less. So it's not as a great deal as made out to be.

As for e-infinity, they say on their web site they ship from UK, I ordered a lens from them this afternoon will know for sure when it arrives if anyone is interested.
Edited by: "harmageddon" 20th Sep 2017
dezontk12 m ago

£105 on eglobal, less if you use TCB 3% and a working coupon code. Where I …£105 on eglobal, less if you use TCB 3% and a working coupon code. Where I got mine before I sold it last year. Came in retail box etc etc arrived in under a week, thousands spent on eglobal never extra fees etc etchttps://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-55-200mm-f-4-5.6g-if-ed-vr-ii-lenses.html

Good to know, will try them
amazing lens!
harmageddon1 h, 8 m ago

My point was that it's not £220 elsewhere as OP stated, and it can be had …My point was that it's not £220 elsewhere as OP stated, and it can be had for far less. So it's not as a great deal as made out to be. As for e-infinity, they say on their web site they ship from UK, I ordered a lens from them this afternoon will know for sure when it arrives if anyone is interested.


I'd appreciate an update on your buying experience!
Ordered the same lens,12month ago,from e_infinity.No issues.
notos43 m ago

I'd appreciate an update on your buying experience!




I purchased a digital SLR and lens from them and their service was impeccable. The trustpilot reviews were actually spot on. They even send you a photo of the parcel with your name on it when they dispatch the item.
I can recomend e-infinity, saved £500 on my D500 three months ago.
Within a week delivery with no issues.


Ok there is no UK guarantee, i will need to send it to them if there is an issue, but as it is insured it's no problrm.
Slightly off

Would a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the price

Can someone advise and recommend
Banned
Good lens for the newbie.
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harmageddon8 h, 20 m ago

My point was that it's not £220 elsewhere as OP stated, and it can be had …My point was that it's not £220 elsewhere as OP stated, and it can be had for far less. So it's not as a great deal as made out to be. As for e-infinity, they say on their web site they ship from UK, I ordered a lens from them this afternoon will know for sure when it arrives if anyone is interested.

Lens advertised is £220 elsewhere with a Nikon UK Warranty thank you. You can always buy grey markets lens or cameras for cheaper, but if they go wrong (and they do) then your lens or camera is not covered by Nikon and will not necessarily be repaired by Nikon.
Will this go on my sons D3400 camera? It's got 18-55mm VR lens on it
Edited by: "BrummyGeeza" 21st Sep 2017
rambobambo1 h, 42 m ago

Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the …Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the priceCan someone advise and recommend

Sold both my 18-55 and 55-200 and got a Tamron 16-300, havnt looked back. Also snagged a Tamron SP AF150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD from amazon warehouse pristine for £280 early-mid last year. Tamrons slightly less sharp apparently but unless you're a pro you won't notice.
BrummyGeeza29 m ago

Will this go on my sons D3400 camera? It's got 18-55mm VR lens on it


Yes it will
Nothing special here - price is ok but it's not great glass.
dezontk40 m ago

Sold both my 18-55 and 55-200 and got a Tamron 16-300, havnt looked back. …Sold both my 18-55 and 55-200 and got a Tamron 16-300, havnt looked back. Also snagged a Tamron SP AF150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD from amazon warehouse pristine for £280 early-mid last year. Tamrons slightly less sharp apparently but unless you're a pro you won't notice.


Thanks

Are you able to please share any useful links so that I can start search

Whn you say you sold 18-55 and replaced with 16-300, was that your main lens and was that not too bulky/heavy?
richrab6 h, 51 m ago

I can recomend e-infinity, saved £500 on my D500 three months ago.Within a …I can recomend e-infinity, saved £500 on my D500 three months ago.Within a week delivery with no issues.Ok there is no UK guarantee, i will need to send it to them if there is an issue, but as it is insured it's no problrm.


Good to know, just about to buy a 7D from e-finity, price keeps dropping £809.00 last time looked.

Did yours come brand new, never been opened?
" f/4-5.6" who buys this - it fells pretty dark, add another 200 for the body and you get something comparable to a compact zoom camera that you cna get for much less. Is there no brighter lenses for Nikon?I would have though that you want them not just for brightness but also shallow DoF?
Seems good for a travel lens, can someone recommend me a good budget lens for landscape shots?
I have a d3400, thanks!
dezontk11 h, 27 m ago

£105 on eglobal, less if you use TCB 3% and a working coupon code. Where I …£105 on eglobal, less if you use TCB 3% and a working coupon code. Where I got mine before I sold it last year. Came in retail box etc etc arrived in under a week, thousands spent on eglobal never extra fees etc etchttps://www.eglobalcentral.co.uk/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-55-200mm-f-4-5.6g-if-ed-vr-ii-lenses.html


Awesome use of etc etc.
great price with a good guarantee, it's a good leightwieght lens. I have one. Main issue is the fairly slow aperature but you need to pay allot more to get a faster lens.
BrummyGeeza3 h, 9 m ago

Will this go on my sons D3400 camera? It's got 18-55mm VR lens on it


It will work with your 3400 without any problems
rambobambo4 h, 43 m ago

Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the …Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the priceCan someone advise and recommend


Tamron is cheaper but the quality of nikon is uncomparable. I am not a professional photographer but have used Tamron, Sigma and Nikon and i can confirm that i would only choose nikon for my nikon cameras as it doesn give much better photo clarity and overall feel to the image.
Okami35 m ago

Seems good for a travel lens, can someone recommend me a good budget lens …Seems good for a travel lens, can someone recommend me a good budget lens for landscape shots?I have a d3400, thanks!


your 18-55 standard lens shouldnt be bad for your camera. go for anything lower than 18mm
shivrajrk4 h, 33 m ago

Tamron is cheaper but the quality of nikon is uncomparable. I am not a …Tamron is cheaper but the quality of nikon is uncomparable. I am not a professional photographer but have used Tamron, Sigma and Nikon and i can confirm that i would only choose nikon for my nikon cameras as it doesn give much better photo clarity and overall feel to the image.


silly sweeping statement - totally case by case
zermattbusby6 h, 56 m ago

Good to know, just about to buy a 7D from e-finity, price keeps dropping …Good to know, just about to buy a 7D from e-finity, price keeps dropping £809.00 last time looked.Did yours come brand new, never been opened?


It was as if I had bought it from Jessops, less one thing, the UK warranty card.I would definitely us them again without second thought.
ktbffh6 h, 34 m ago

Awesome use of etc etc.



I find it stops people undermining you if you briefly cover something and say etc etc
rambobambo8 h, 48 m ago

ThanksAre you able to please share any useful links so that I can start …ThanksAre you able to please share any useful links so that I can start searchWhn you say you sold 18-55 and replaced with 16-300, was that your main lens and was that not too bulky/heavy?



My D5500 came with 18-55 and 55-200, they were really light and done the job, but I wanted something that would cover that spectrum without the need to take lenses on and off, so I sold them and got the well thought of Tamron 16-300, which I love. It is a decent bit heavier than the others but the quality is great and you can get the shot you need close or far without fiddling with lenses. Then I got the 150-600 just because of the price, I could still sell it now and make a good profit, I've used it a handful of times and it's in pristine condition, it's just nice having the option of snapping things at such distance, it weighs a lot. The one thing I like about lenses, if you get them for a decent price then they won't lose value really, or at least not for a very long time. My next lens will probably be a prime, probably 50mm nikon, definitely from eglobal.

amazon.co.uk/Tam…0mm


amazon.co.uk/Tam…300
Edited by: "dezontk" 21st Sep 2017
dezontk42 m ago

My D5500 came with 18-55 and 55-200, they were really light and done the …My D5500 came with 18-55 and 55-200, they were really light and done the job, but I wanted something that would cover that spectrum without the need to take lenses on and off, so I sold them and got the well thought of Tamron 16-300, which I love. It is a decent bit heavier than the others but the quality is great and you can get the shot you need close or far without fiddling with lenses. Then I got the 150-600 just because of the price, I could still sell it now and make a good profit, I've used it a handful of times and it's in pristine condition, it's just nice having the option of snapping things at such distance, it weighs a lot. The one thing I like about lenses, if you get them for a decent price then they won't lose value really, or at least not for a very long time. My next lens will probably be a prime, probably 50mm nikon, definitely from eglobal.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamron-AF150-600mm-5-6-3-Nikon-Camera/dp/B00HPMGAFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492343763&sr=8-1&keywords=tamron+600mmhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamron-16-300-f3-5-6-3-Macro-Camera/dp/B00JM15OD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1506009300&sr=1-1&keywords=tamron+16-300

Thanks, really appreciate you for your support

Did you buy it from amazon warehouse and if yes can you tell whats a good price.

Thanks
Hi there, some people seem to know their lenses here so I'll throw my question in the bowl

Would this lens be great for mountain photography? I only ever used a gopro and iphone in the Alps/Scotland but I'd like something small and compact enough to carry with a D3300.
Interested in the lens getting a fair amount of zoom and detail for the wide ranges.
Much appreciated!
heghedush4 m ago

Hi there, some people seem to know their lenses here so I'll throw my …Hi there, some people seem to know their lenses here so I'll throw my question in the bowlWould this lens be great for mountain photography? I only ever used a gopro and iphone in the Alps/Scotland but I'd like something small and compact enough to carry with a D3300. Interested in the lens getting a fair amount of zoom and detail for the wide ranges. Much appreciated!



Well if it's for landscape photography I would get the Nikon 18-140mm. The wider angle is better for landscapes. 55MM is a bit too high a zoom. but the 18-140mm is a bit pricy. SO I use my 18-55 for Landscapes.
Edited by: "ICTHUS" 21st Sep 2017
rambobambo12 h, 36 m ago

Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the …Slightly offWould a tamron lens be cheaper and good enough for the priceCan someone advise and recommend

No. Is the short answer. It depends on what kind of photographer you fancy yourself? If your a part timer with no real interest then yes get the tamron or save yourself even more money and stick to whatever lens you already have.. for me if you have a Nikon camera get Nikon lenses! You may be able to get similar results with a cheaper lens that doesn't have the Nikon badge on it but the money you save for me just doesn't warrant the downgrade? :s
Original Poster
Okami10 h, 36 m ago

Seems good for a travel lens, can someone recommend me a good budget lens …Seems good for a travel lens, can someone recommend me a good budget lens for landscape shots?I have a d3400, thanks!



Nikon released a new wide angle lens this year, might be worth a look..

dpreview.com/pro…_vr
dezontk11 h, 59 m ago

My D5500 came with 18-55 and 55-200, they were really light and done the …My D5500 came with 18-55 and 55-200, they were really light and done the job, but I wanted something that would cover that spectrum without the need to take lenses on and off, so I sold them and got the well thought of Tamron 16-300


OK for convenience but those kit lenses have better image quality.

There are a lot of design compromises in a super wide zoom; chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, loss of sharpness.
This is a really nice lense at a very good price. Used to have one which with an 18-55 and a 50 prime covered everything I needed. It is very light which is great for travelling. A bit soft at either end of the zoom range but sharp as a tack in the middle. A lot of my favourite shots come from using this around 120mm.

I sold the two zooms and replaced them with the 18-200 VR for convenience more than everything but it is excellent and the VR is a godsend (although it is a lot heavier). Got it through MPB photographic which is worth a look if you are trying to buy/sell second hand gear.

For the people asking about landscapes I also bought a Tokina 12-24 f4 from MPB which I highly recommend and is probably on the camera as much as the 18-200 - although more for indoor shots than landscapes.
JamesSmith5 h, 8 m ago

OK for convenience but those kit lenses have better image quality.There …OK for convenience but those kit lenses have better image quality.There are a lot of design compromises in a super wide zoom; chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, loss of sharpness.



True, they are superior, but for an amateur like me, someone who's probably going to resize most images anyway etc, there's not an awful lot of difference in the final result, but the ability to zoom right into something fast is more of a bigger difference.
Edited by: "dezontk" 22nd Sep 2017
rambobambo16 h, 37 m ago

Thanks, really appreciate you for your support Did you buy it from amazon …Thanks, really appreciate you for your support Did you buy it from amazon warehouse and if yes can you tell whats a good price.Thanks



I got the 16-300 new for £360-370 (that price at the time, not a great deal or anything) ish at the time direct from Amazon themselves. The 150-600 (it's actually the Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG HSM Contemporary Zoom Lens for Nikon) after checking, I got for £280 described as like new direct from Amazon warehouse, the actual price was just over £400 but in Oct last year there was some kind of extra discount on warehouse items which dropped it to £280, which made a good price simply too good to miss even as an investment type of item.

The sigma is regarded as slightly better than the Tamron 150-600 but Tamron do have a new G2 model of theirs out which corrects a lot of issues their original had (not worth the premium IMHO).

Buying lenses second hand I would say is the best option if you can't get a great deal new, a lot of people like to buy second hand from Japan because they take care of their stuff a lot more than your average Joe. Get a good price and you won't really lose money any time soon, so you'll have atleast a couple of years to play around then sell on if a lens isn't for you.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Edited by: "dezontk" 22nd Sep 2017
This should be expired as its now £180
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