Specifications comparison between the three generations of the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 lens

Last specifications comparison between the three generations of the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 lens :

 Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II (new)  Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR  Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Focal Length Range 55-200mm 55-200mm 55-200mm
Zoom Ratio 3.6x 3.6x 3.6x
Maximum Aperture f/4-5.6 f/4 f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22-32 f/22 f/22
Format DX DX DX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 28°50′ 28°50′ 28°50′
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.23x 0.23x 0.29x
Lens Elements 13 15 13
Lens Groups 9 11 9
Compatible Format(s) DX DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7 7 9
ED Glass Elements 1 1 2
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes No
Minimum Focus Distance 3.7ft.(1.1m) 3.6ft.(1.1m) 3.1ft.(0.95m)
Focus Mode Auto/Manual Auto
Filter Size 52mm 52mm 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 2.7in.(70.5mm)x3.2in.(83mm)Based on CIPA Standard 2.9in.(73.6mm)x3.9in.(99.5mm) 2.7in.(68mm)x3.1in.(79mm)
Approx. Weight 10.6oz.(300g)Based on CIPA Standard 11.8oz.(335g) 9oz.(255g)
Price $349.95 $246.95 $179.95
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