AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED (3.6x)

A compact telephoto zoom lens with VR system for Nikon digital SLRs

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • ED
  • A-M
  • IF

Key Features

  • A compact telephoto zoom lens featuring VR and SWM at an affordable price
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) offers the equivalent of shutter speeds 3.0 stops* faster for more flexible hand-held shooting
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • A wide 55-200mm (picture angle equivalent to 82.5-300mm lens in the 35mm format) 3.6x zoom range offers high quality images
  • An ED glass element
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet autofocusing


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
15 elements in 11 groups (1 ED glass element)
Picture angle
28°50' - 8°
Closest focusing distance
1.1m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 73.0 x 99.5 mm/2.9 x 3.9 in.
Approximately 335 g/11.8 oz.
Supplied accessories
52mm snap-on front lens cap LC-52, Rear lens cap LF-1, Flexible lens pouch CL-0815, Bayonet Hood HB-34 (only available in black)

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements