AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
It has great features
I use it mostly for Nature pics but some times i use it for sports and it is really an amazing piece of work.
27 avril 2012
Great Cheap Lens!
I bought this lens as a hold over for myself until I would be able to get a 70-200 f/2.8 lens, but I have had this lens for two years and still haven't moved a finger for the 70-200. Although it obviously doesn't hold a candle to the legendary focal range, it does an extremely good job as my hold over. I'm very impressed with it.
Although you obviously can't expect this to be incredible for indoor, dark lightings, the VR can do a really great job. Its small form allows it to be carried easily in a nice small camera bag while still on the camera.
Even though I would of course rather have the 70-200, there is definitely a kind of pride that the user of the 55-200 holds. Saying that the photo is not about the lens, but the shooter, and being able to prove that for about $150-$250 is pretty darn cool. Very impressive performance to price ratio.
Buy this lens! Even if it's just a hold over ;)
6 mars 2012
let the photos speak for themselves....
this was a lens that came with a package deal at Best Buy. This lens works great. I'll post pics from 55mm all the way to 200mm so you can see what an amateur can do with this lens.
11 février 2012
Overall Review: UNTOUCHED PHOTOS
I have had this lens for almost a year now, and there is definitely a lot I can say about it. Pros: I love the zoom. The detail this lens captures is absolutely amazing. It is perfect for daylight photos, you will have absolutely amazing results. However, once it hits night time, the photos range from good to bad (personally I am a no flash person though). So yes, wonderfully precise and accurate photos, no detected vignetting. However, the cons are that it is a little on the heavy side, and just one weak after buying it I turned the delicate zoom a little too hard and actually broke the lens all together. It just snapped and I couldn't take any more photos, 1 WEEK after. I got it fixed for $20 thank god, and still have used it without an issue until now. So overall I really do think it is a great lens, almost professional with great zoom. Amazing for still life, animals, landscapes, and profiles. CANNOT GET UP CLOSE it will not focus, you need to step back at least 20 feet. Last but not least, zoom is audible but not "loud".
2 février 2012
Excellent low-price lens for everyday photography
I've been using this lens for more than a year, and It serves me well. Auto focus is not that fast, since it's using bundled servo, but if you're using manual focusing, you won't be disappointed. 4 stars because of slow auto-focus. Everything else -> 5.0
5 janvier 2012