differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Slightly lighter 255 g vs 425 g
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40% lighter
Slightly better wide angle 55 mm vs 70 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
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the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more zoom 4.3x vs 3.6x
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Around 20% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Learn more about
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED200 mm
AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED255 g
AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G425 g
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED55 mm
AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G70 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$855 - $877

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

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

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