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Nikon introduce AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm - This ultra compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens has a 3.6x 55-200mm focal range (providing a picture angle equivalent to an 82.5-300mm lens in 35mm format) and is ideally suited to the new Nikon D50.
Two ED glass elements allow high resolution and contrast whilst minimising chromatic aberration and other forms of distortion. The new compact SWM offers smooth and quiet autofocus performance which users have come to expect from our existing SWM.
Both the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens provide a focal length range from wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 200mm (providing a picture angle equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format).
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED is available in black and silver, to match the colour variations of the Nikon D50.
Note: This lens is not compatible with 35mm  or IX240 format film cameras. Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED major features
Offers a high-power 3.6x, 55-200mm zoom to ensure close composition (equivalent to a 82.5-300mm lens in 35mm format)
Two ED glass lenses minimize chromatic aberration and other forms of distortion to achieve high resolution and contrast
Ultra compact 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
Delivers high-level optical performance that is specially designed for use with the Nikon digital SLRs
Employs a nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
Enables focusing from as close as 0.95m (3.1 ft.) from the subject through its entire focal range
Available in black and silver to match the colour variations of the new Nikon D50
Serves as an ideal complement to the similarly priced AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens
Focal length 50-200mm (equivalent to an 82.5-300mm lens in 35mm format)
Maximum aperture f/4-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-32
Lens construction 13 elements in 9 groups (two ED glass elements)
Picture angle 2850 - 8
Minimum focus range 0.95m (3.1 ft.)
Max. reproduction ratio 1/3.5 (0.28)
Attachment size 52mm
Dimensions (approx.) 68 x 79mm (2.7 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (approx.) 255g (9 oz.)
Included accessories 52mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-52), Rear Cap (LF-1), Hood (HB-34), Semi soft case (CL-0815)
Optional accessories 52mm screw-in filters
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. April 2005
Price and availability
The lens will be available from June 2005 with an RRP of 199.99