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73 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I Love this lens when I am outside with the family. The range this lens allows is perfect for photographing my family. We often go on outings and I am able to get such close shots.
My wife bought me the D5000 bundle on walmart.com that included this lens. I haven't had it too long but I have experience with amateur photography.
1. Great zoom lens
2. Great range
3. Awesome value
4. Great sharpness in mid/high outdoor light
1. Misses the low light boat completely with a minimum F-Stop of 4
2. Unpredictable autofocus will cause the camera to not take a picture in low light
The value of this lens is just amazing and makes it tempting to those just starting with a DSLR or even enthusiasts looking for a good zoom and range lens. I enjoy this lens but the drawbacks have caused me to look for a fast lens that is compatible with low light without a flash.
The ease of use, light-weight aspects are awesome. I wanted a bit more reach for subjects within 15 - 30 feet and this lens doesn't cut it. I love the clarity for close up work however, so this lens will fulfill this purpose completely. The manual focus adjustment ring is too small for my large fingers. Nikon is my choice no matter the slight shortcomings.
great price works well try it you will like it
Easy to use, quick focus.
It work real good with my Nikon D3000. I shoot indoor roller hockey, with very little light and I get pretty good shots. That even the local news paper uses the pictures that I take with this lens.
When I purchased this lens I wasn't sure if this is what I wanted but after using it now for a year I just love the pictures I get and ease of using it. My next lens will be a wide angle lens.
I received this lens with a bundle pack for my D200. It works very well at tracks that do not require a super lens. Not great for closer shots as I find the focus is harder to adapt to. Shooting in the 135 range is fantastic.
Have only recently used this lens on my D60.
So far, I am very pleased with its overall performance. It's light and easy to use, with images that have been excellent.
This is a great product. It has features only found with lens 2x the cost.
Easy to set up and make an amateur look like a pro. Best $$$ you will ever spend.
I have a nikon D200 camera and purchased this lens to use for photographing my son playing lacrosse. Lightweight, easy to use I have gotten great action photos with this lens. I highly reccomend it to anyone wishing to photograph sports.
Awesome lens...the standard lens that came with D3000 was the 18-55 another great lens,and for some application not a problem when making a choice. However the 55-200 has been so forgiving it has impressed my friends so much so they to purchased the lens. The lens gives so many more options opens up a whole new world of photography. Clear concise and nicely detailed images, I highly recommend this lens to anyone because of its clearity and versitility.
I am an amateur photographer, so I don't know the lingo or have a lot of fancy equipment. I do have this lens, and I love it. For some reason, the clarity and color in the shots with this lens feel more vibrant and saturated. Even for portraiture, I find I prefer using this lens and standing much further away from the subject than using my standard 18-55mm lens. This lens gets amazingly close-up shots. It's great for nature shots, but for details in city architecture as well. This is the perfect zoom lens for the beginning and intermediate photographers!
Superior lens clarity and focus. If this lens had arms and legs, I'd marry it.
This lens came with my camera, I use it frequently as most of the photos that I take are of distant items.
For the price and size the Nikkor AF-S DX 55 to 200 Zoom is one lens that's almost impossible to beat.
It will provide crystal clear pictures when your hand isn't steady, it is super quiet, light weight and the color retention is excellent.
Having been a photography nut for over fifty years I just can't find one down side to owning this lens.
We bought this lens mainly with our kids sports activities in mind. After years of not being able to get good close-ups we were ready to expand our new camera purchase. With this lens the detail and clarity are unbelievable!! We use it for nearly everything. I highly doubt I will ever use a different brand of lens.
Love the lens. Love the brand. Can get close-ups at my daughter's school functions.
I got this lens in a kit with a D40 and use it all the time for nature photography. I get clear pictures and the VR is a plus. Have not had any malfuctions with this lens
Very adaptable to wide variety of uses. Works great with the D5000, very glad I bought it!