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My latest purchase- Nikon 55-200MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Lens

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I have just bought my first additional lens on top of my 18-55 mm kit lens. This is a good one to buy as it continues from the end of the kit lens (55 mm) and goes all the way up to 200 mm, well in the telephoto range. It has a 52 mm filter thread and a 52 mm lens cap is provided, similar to the 18-55 mm kit lens.

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The lens comes with a lens hood (as seen above) which is great for preventing glare from the sun, protecting the front element from dust, sand and dirt. It also protects against knocks as you are most likely to knock the front of the lens, This is now the lens hood.

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It also comes with a drawstring lens bag with a hard base that allows it to stand up. I mainly use this to house the lens not in use which has mainly been my 18-55 mm kit lens.  Its served me well so far.

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The lens with the lens hood attached. At the base in this picture you can see the end lens cap.

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As you can see the lens really doesn’t extend much at 200 mm. This makes it fairly compact for a telephoto.

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This lens is used with Nikon’s auto focusing and contains vibration reduction (VR). The vibration reduction is in the lens rather than the body which results in the effects are seen through the viewfinder. The auto focus can be changed to manual focus using the switch on the lens and the manual focus is just after the zoom ring at the end of the lens.

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The lens mounted on a Nikon D3200 body.

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This shot was taken at 55 mm and the focusing distance was quite far which meant my makeshift studio wasn’t big enough.

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This is at 200 mm from the same distance. There is an amazing zoom here that doesn’t decrease the quality at all.

Last up is a few test shots taken round my local lakes.

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As you can see, I’ve had some fun with this lens and i’m sure you would too. I will post more photos later.

Sorry again for the shocking paper studio!

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