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AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

A compact, lightweight and affordable 3.6x high-power
telephoto zoom DX LENS - ideal for use with Nikon digital SLRs.

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED. This ultra compact, lightweight telephoto zoom lens has a 3.6x 55-200mm focal range and offers a remarkable cost-to-performance ratio. Its optics are optimized for use with Nikon digital SLRs, and it is ideally suited to the new Nikon D50.

The compact zoom lens offers powerful zoom performance of 55-200mm (providing a picture angle equivalent to an 82.5-300mm lens in 35mm format) and is suitable for everything from candid portraits to sports, nature and wildlife photography. The newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) has given rise to an ultra compact, lightweight design with excellent handling characteristics. Including the new compact SWM, the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED measures a compact O68 x 79mm (2.7 x 3.1 in.) and weighs approximately 255g (9 oz.).

For optics, two ED glass elements achieve high resolution and contrast while minimizing chromatic aberration and other forms of distortion. The new compact SWM built into the lens offers the smooth and quiet autofocus performance that users have come to expect from our existing SWM.

By using this lens and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens, photographers have a focal length range from wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 200mm (providing a picture angle equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format), covering an extremely wide variety of subjects and shooting situations. The range of these ultra compact, lightweight lenses, combined with its high-quality performance, will expand the photographic horizons of Nikon Digital SLR owners. The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens will be simultaneously released with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens.

The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED is available in black and silver, to match the color variations of the Nikon D50.

Sales release schedule:
Nikon Corporation will launch the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED worldwide from June 2005.

Note:
This lens is not compatible with 35mm [135] 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 lens SILVER

NIKON AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED lens

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
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
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 color 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

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Specifications

Focal length 55-200mm (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 28°50’ - 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
©2005 Nikon Corporation


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