Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200mm f/2G ED-IF VR AF-S
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Nikon 200mm f/2G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor review by avolmar
26 January 2015
Summary: As I am wedding photographer (https://www.photoproject.ch) I am always looking for special lenses. This is a very special one. The image quality is simply perfect. The cons is the really heavy weight. Sometimes too much so that I don't use that lenses very often!
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.
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.
Pros: A sports and paparazzi must have, hand holdable with VR with ease
Summary: Yes, this is a good lens, but for head shots, if you have room, the 300mm f/2.8 is a better choice. I own both lenses and the 300 beats the 200 every time. Low light, full body shots, the 200mm has the advantage. Good light with room to work, go bigger.
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.
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.
Pros: Sharpness, Bokeh, AF Speed & Accuracy, Build, Quality
Summary: In the 6 years since it's release this lens as achieved legendary status and deservedly so. The images that can be produced with this lens can only be described as stunning. It's expensive but you get the performance that you pay for.
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!
Summary: It is funny...photography even after 35 years is still a passionate thing. You find yourself, mid-workflow, pausing to admire a shot that just got everything right...this is a feeling I have known since my first print appeared in the tray as a kid.