What’s In The Box?! #1

What’s In The Box?! is a regular feature that peers into the boxes of newly arrived gear.

This edition of “What’s In The Box?!” features the Nikon D5200, the Nikon 70-200mm F4, and the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 II.

The Nikon D5200 18-55 VR kit is a great deal at $899.95, especially for new DSLR shooters.


The box contains the D5200 body, which much like the D5100 is light, a bit smaller than the D7000, and fits very well in the hands . . .

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. . . the 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR kit lens . . .

d5200 kit lens

. . . a Nikon camera strap, an instruction manual, a one-year warranty (with five years extended coverage), a USB cable, and an AV cable.

d5200 unboxed

The Nikon 70-200mm F4 is Nikon’s latest zoom lens. Its Nano Crystal Coat gives it better color and sharpness, and its clarity and sharpness are on par with its F2.8 relative, while its price tag is $1,000 less.


The box contains the 70-200 lens . . .


an instruction manual and 1-year warranty (with five years extended coverage) . . .


and a cloth bag that protects the lens in your camera bag. Overall, a very nice package!


The Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 II is a fast ultra-wide angle lens. Its One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows you to switch from AF to MF by snapping the focus ring forward, and its focusing motor will now work with smaller-body cameras, unlike with the original Pro DX version.


The box contains the lens and lens hood, the instruction manual, and a 1-year warranty (three years extended coverage). If you are looking for an affordable fast wide-angle lens, the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 II is for you.



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