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I want to know how can I differentiate between VR and VRII lenses. Nikkor has been providing a lens of same focal lengths 55-200 with VR and VRII.

Below is the VR II product pic from Nikon's website. Nowhere on the lens can I see an indication that this is the VR II.

VR II lenses pic which just says VR

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    footnote: the II denotes the version of the lens's design, not the version of VR. – inkista May 25 '15 at 23:14
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On the side, VR II lens has "II" in the lower line, after max aperture values and letter G - AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6GII ED. The letters "VR II" can also be read around front element - 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED VR II:

55-200 VR II front element

The earlier version has the side marking missing the II and no text around front element at all. Also, VR is a separate red marking rather than part of upper golden text row on side:

55-200 VR http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/368591/nikon-55-200-vr.jpg

Some early (prototype?) copies will even have the side text "Nikon DX SWM VR ED IF ∞-1.1m/3.61ft Ø 52" in white, not golden letters. No red VR marking on those:

55-200 VR with white text
(source: cashconverters.com.au)

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