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I need to know if Nikkor 55 mm - 300 mm f/4.5 - 5.6 Super Telephoto Zoom Lens will work with my Nikon D5200 camera. Thanks.

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I voted this down simply based on the fact that this site should be for expert level Q&A, not extremely basic questions that are answered by your manual or the spec sheet of a product. Although I did answer the question so you will have an answer to help you out. –  dpollitt May 27 '13 at 21:43
    
expert level? I sure see a lot of beginner questions that are trivially answered by a FAQ, manual, or spec sheet. Are you perhaps being a bit rough on the rookie? –  Pat Farrell Jun 30 '13 at 21:06

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Yes.

It's an AF-S which has auto-focus built into the lens. Moreover, it's a DX lens which was built for your DX Nikon D5200. It'll work.

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Assuming you are referring to the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR - Yes of course it will work. The Nikon D5200 is a DX format camera with an F-Mount, and this is a DX format F-Mount lens. The D5200 does not have an autofocus motor built into it, but any lens that is "AF-S" has it built into the lens. So this lens will autofocus on the D5200.

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Thanks for the help –  user20116 May 29 '13 at 0:15

The Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G DX lens was a bit of a surprise when it was announced, as Nikon already had two very good telephoto zooms that appealed to DX body users (55-200mm DX and 70-300mm VR). Why Nikon was revisiting the low-cost telephoto space before filling out other DX options had a lot of Nikon users puzzled. Still, with two low-cost cameras (D3100, D5100) in the lineup, having low-cost lenses for them seems like the right thing to me. The question at hand is whether this was the right addition to the low cost lineup.

Read More : http://webcamerawebcamera.com/detail.php?&id_detail=35

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This is interesting background, but actually, the "question at hand" is simply whether this lens will work on a D5200. More info is great, but please do at least answer the question -- this is a Q&A site, not a discussion forum! –  mattdm Dec 15 '13 at 9:32

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