Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2003-03-01

MSRP Price: $528

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Affordable high-power (7.1x) zoom capability in a compact design, Ultra-compact optical system with 62mm filter attachment size, Three aspherical lenses and three ED glass elements for higher optical performance, Seven-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements, 0.44m closest focusing at 200mm,

Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length28-200mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio7.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:3.2
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)74°-12°
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups11
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements3
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.44m
Focus Mode SwitchAuto,Manual
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialPlastic
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack or Silver

Lens Construction

Nikkor AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED  Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikkor AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED  TeleNikkor AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED  Wide


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Martin Carran

I wanted a lightweight lens to cover most bases when out on a dog walk, save carrying all my kit. I had read the reviews online for this lens, mostly favourable. So when one came up for £120 with caps, hood and Nikon filter with a 2 year warranty, I had to get it. Had it a few weeks now and must say I am very pleased, using it on my D800, the images are as sharp and contrasty as any of my other Nikkors. The close focus is seriously useful, from f8 sharpness across the frame is very good indeed, even wide open it is very useable. Distortion at the long end is only an issue if you are doing cityscapes, but for landscape and natural history stuff it is fine. A very small, light versatile lens. Not easy to find used, but if you get a chance, grab one.

Jan Holler

The Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED does not have a built-in focus motor, it is screw driven. And being a G-lens it has no aperture ring. Sharpness is poor wide open and distortion is heavy at all focal lengths especially to the ends. The only advantage of this lens is its size and weight.


And yet it lives on my camera and has for years. Have taken killer shots with this little lens of landscapes in America and Europe. So light and small, sharp and snappy, I would not consider a trip without it.

Luu Hoang

I just bought this lens . I got it for $310, very clean and pretty mint condition with ND filter and its original bag.
Beautiful and sharp pictures.
Love it.