|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||55–200 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Minimum focus||0.95 m (37.4″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Focus notes||screw drive for nikon mount|
|Weight||300 g (0.66 lb)|
|Diameter||72 mm (2.82″)|
|Length||83 mm (3.27″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||52 mm|
Considered the perfect lens to compliment an APS-C-sensor DSLR kit lens (e.g., 18-55mm), the 55-200mm F/4-5.6 offers optical properties often reserved for more costly lenses.
Its zoom range begins precisely where typical kit zooms end, making it an ideal “next” lens for those eager to magnify distant subjects, filling the viewfinder when shooting youth sports, family events, portraits, wildlife and more. Both compact and lightweight, the 55-200mm is easy to pack, making it an ideal travel companion.