Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200mm f/2G ED-IF VR AF-S
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23 December 2011
Conclusion: I bought the 200 f/2 VR II about six months ago. It's incredibly sharp wide open. At f/4 it'll cut your eyeballs. The depth of field is extremely shallow at f/2 and it's easy to have one eye in focus and the other not in a frontal portrait. It's heavy and slightly awkward to use because of it's wide body. It's not the sort of lens that you take for a leisurely stroll. A monopod is a big help.
Pros: Razor sharp, beautiful, creamy bokeh, fast focusing.
Nikon 200mm f/2G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor review by mrcontinental
9 November 2011
Summary: Words cannot describe the incredible sharpness this lens is capable of. Even goofing around you will accidentally get a real keeper. I've done excellent portfolio work for aspiring young models with this and the 300 f2.8 VR. In door sports is a dream with this on a D3s, you can almost shoot in the dark. Still works well with the TC 17eII for increased versatility. You gotta pay to play!
Pros: A sports and paparazzi must have, hand holdable with VR with ease
Conclusion: This is an impressive lens... and it eats my 70-200 VR II for breakfast. Autofocus in incredible, sharpness is something to be seen to be believed (and I'm talking wide open, on a D700), and colours, contrast, bokeh are just amazing. Plus, near or far subjects are rendered all with impressive sharpness and definition. It weighs... so what? I hand hold it easily, and never feel like it is too heavy.
Pros: Impressive sharpness wide open. Contrast. Colours. Autofocus speed is very, very fast. It is "long" (a lot longer at short distances than the VR II) I'm a cheap skate but... it's no body, no resale value lost! :-)
Cons: Weight, of course. "Difficult" to use: when it's not focused, it has such a blur in the viewfinder you really have no clue *what* you are pointing it at...
Conclusion: This is a wonderful gem of a lens. I've been using it for portraits and some sports, and it's fantastic. The only other lens that matches the AF speed from this guy is my 400/2.8VR... it beats the 24-70, 70-200 VR easily. The images it produces for me are stunning, and I just love using this lens. It also takes TC's very well... I've used a TC-14EII, a TC-20EII and a TC-20EIII on it, and you can barely tell there's any image degradation at all.
Pros: Sharpness, Bokeh, AF Speed & Accuracy, Build, Quality
Conclusion: I am very happy to shoot with this lens! AF is amazing fast, Very high in contrast and incredible sharpness. Combined with D3 body is pefect for shooting fashion show! HERE is some my fashion shot with the lens. Thanks!
Pros: Super sharp, decent bokeh, very fast AF, nice color rendering!
Conclusion: E' pesante ma tenerlo in mano è una gioia. Ha una qualità risolutiva eccezionale e una nitidezza insuperabile. Velocissimo nell'autofocus(con D3 e d700) L'unico problema è la sua pesantezza. Ti stanchi dopo un pò ma quando vedi quello che ti offre dimentichi tutto, compreso il suo costo. Un obiettivo da raccomandare.
Pros: Un obiettivo fantastico-nitidezza esemplare-velocità autofocus-bokeh eccezionale-qualità costruttiva solidissima
Cons: costo e peso eccessivi-ma poi ti abitui grazie ai risultati che ti da
Conclusion: Totally professional piece of glass. I tried for two years not to buy this lens, finally gave in to my NAS and wow. I like it, SHARP, fast focusing, FAST and has a look that my other lenses can't quite match. This is a lens that you more than likely will buy if you make the mistake of trying it. Did I say that I really like it?
Conclusion: This lens has replaced my Canon 300mm f2.8 IS and 85mm f1.2. In fact, it has replaced them in some style. I only came over to the dark side, because of the price of the Nikon version. It is much cheaper than the Canon version in Norway. The image quality it produces makes people think i am better than i actually am. It is very sharp. Sharper than all my previous lenses from both Nikon and Canon.
Pros: Stunning image quality, fast auto focus, Great colours and bokeh. Good price considering the Canon version is nearly twice the price in Norway at the moment.
Conclusion: I've got an enviable stable of Nikon Glass, including the 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70 - 200 f2.8 VR and a 300 f4.0, among others. After months of reading debates and reviews I went with this lens versus the 300 f2.8 or 200-400 f4.0. I have to say, the IQ is stunning. Just got this lens today and took 100 shots around the house. It's amazing. Can't wait to try it out in a studio environment. I also have to say that I am now in the market for a monopod.