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

A compact, lightweight and affordable 3.6x high-power telephoto zoom DX

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  • SWM
  • ED
  • A-M

Key Features

  • Two ED glass elements
  • Ultracompact dimensions of 68 x 79mm (2.7 x 3.1 in.) and just 255g (9 oz.) in weight make it easy to carry and use
  • Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Enables focusing from as close as 0.95m (3.1 ft.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • Available in black and silver


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
13 elements in 9 groups (2 ED glass elements)
Picture angle
28°50' - 8°
Closest focusing distance
0.95m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 68 x 79 mm/2.7 x 3.1 in.
Approximately 255 g/9.0 oz.
Supplied accessories
52mm Snap-on front lens cap LC-52, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-37, Flexible lens pouch CL-0918

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