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NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 II DX G AF-S

Hi Folks,

I have a question about his particular lens. Will it auto focus on the Nikon D3200 camera? And what does the letter 'G' stand for in the title?

Nikon NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 II DX G AF-S VR SIC ED Lens

Thank you,



  • Yes, an AFS lens will auto focus on the D3200. The letter "G" describes a lens with no mechanical aperture ring, standard these days on AF lenses, and entirely compatible with any AF camera since the F4.

    And just in case you're wondering, the DX means it's made only for crop sensor cameras the VR means it has vibration reduction, SIC means a super integrated lens coating, and ED means it has one or more elements made of extreme dispersion glass.

    In general, for AF you want AFS, or an internal motor in the lens, but some of the latest AFP lenses with stepper motors may not work correctly.
  • Thank you very much!
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