DX-format telephoto lens that boasts a serious size advantage. With a versatile 55–200mm focal range and an ultra-compact design, this telephoto is the perfect partner for smaller DX-format D-SLR cameras.
Compact, light, and easy-to-handle, this lens is great for close-ups of distant subjects, travel shots, sporting adventures, and amateur wildlife photography. The compact design ensures comfortable handheld shooting, and the retractable lens mechanism enables superior portability. Autofocus is fast, precise, and super-quiet, and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system enables blur-free images.
Portable telephoto zoom lens: covers a versatile 55–200mm focal length range (35mm equivalent: 82.5–300mm). Great for travel shots, distant subjects, sporting adventures, and amateur wildlife photography.
Retractable lens mechanism: retract the lens when it’s not in use for superior portability.
Ultra-compact and lightweight: weighing just 300 g, this lens is a mere 83 mm long when retracted.
Vibration Reduction (VR) system: delivers clear, blur-free images. Enables more stable handheld shooting and lets you shoot at up to four stops slower. VR operation is quiet, even when filming.
Nikon quality images: this lens produces beautifully sharp photos and videos, even when shooting handheld. One extra-low dispersion glass element helps minimise chromatic aberration for high-contrast images.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor): for fast, precise, and super-quiet operation.
Minimum focus distance: 1.1 m throughout the zoom range.
Small system: with its streamlined design, this telephoto lens offers great versatility and portability. By combining it with a small Nikon D-SLR camera body and the NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II zoom lens, you’ll have a powerful double zoom kit that won’t weigh down your bag.
13 elements in 9 groups (1 ED glass element)
Angle of view
28°50' - 8°
Minimum focus distance
1.1m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 70.5 x 83mm (when retracted)
Snap-on front lens cap LC-52, Rear lens cap