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Jan 6, 2015
Jan 7, 2014
Sep 12, 2012
Aug 24, 2011
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
APS-C / DX
APS-C / DX
APS-C / DX
APS-C / DX
55–200 mm
18–55 mm
16–50 mm
55–210 mm
Yes (vibration reduction up to 4 stops)
Yes
Yes (OSS)
Yes (4 stops claimed)
Nikon F (DX)
Nikon F (DX)
Sony E
Sony E
 
F4–5.6
F3.5–5.6
F3.5–5.6
F4.5–6.3
F22–32
F22–36
F22–36
F22–32
No
No
No
No
7
7
7
7
 
rounded
Circuar aperture
Circular aperture
 
13
11
9
13
9
8
8
9
1 ED glass element
1 aspheric element
4 aspherical elements
 
 
1.10 m (43.31)
0.28 m (11.02)
0.25 m (9.84)
1.00 m (39.37)
 
0.31×
 
0.225×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Micro-type ultrasonic
Micro-type ultrasonic
Micromotor
Stepper motor
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Internal
Extending front
 
Internal
 
No
No
No
 
No
 
No
 
300 g (0.66 lb)
195 g (0.43 lb)
116 g (0.26 lb)
345 g (0.76 lb)
71 mm (2.8)
60 mm (2.36)
65 mm (2.56)
64 mm (2.52)
83 mm (3.27)
66 mm (2.6)
30 mm (1.18)
108 mm (4.25)
Composite
Polycarbonate
 
Metal mount
No
No
No
 
Black
 
 
Silver
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
Rotary (extending)
No
 
Yes
 
No
 
Unknown
 
52.0 mm
52.0 mm
40.5 mm
49.0 mm
 
Filters do not rotate on focusing
 
 
 
No
No
Yes
 
HB-69
 
ALC-SH115
No
 
No
No
 
 
Retractable barrel design for more compact size when not in use