Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Review

May 5, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Sharpness at 200mm

For this test, the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens was attached to a Nikon D3300 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 200mmThe full frame at 200mm

At the longer end of the zoom range, centre sharpness is only really acceptable at f/11-f/16. The borders aren't nearly as sharp as the centre though, with peak performance again at f/11-f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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