Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon’s range of collapsible lenses continues to grow with the addition of this telephoto zoom
We first saw a collapsible DXformat lens around this time last year, in the guise of the Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II kit lens for the D3300. That lens is available with the new D5500, and now Nikon has launched the AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II, offering users a compact telephoto option.
Like the 18-55mm, the new lens has a button on the barrel that must be pressed as the zoom ring is rotated in order to extend it ready for shooting. When fully retracted the lens is just 83mm long – 16.5mm shorter than the non-collapsible Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/45.6G IF-ED VR.
On DX-format cameras the 55-200mm focal length is equivalent to an 82.5-300mm lens, offering a versatile telephoto range ideal for shooting distant subjects and portraits. The VR system is also claimed to enable handheld shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal.
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