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.
Pros: Razor sharp, beautiful, creamy bokeh, fast focusing.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: I bought new in early 2009 before the price hike. I do portraits and use it some in the studio and outdoors, I always look for ways to use it. Handheld it's a back breaker if you do it too much. I'm an old guy so if your a weight lifter, they are all light. Short periods are fine.
Pros: Sharp corner to corner, focus is lightning fast, VR works well, bokeh is incredible
Cons: Heavy, expensive, mounting foot is too short (replace with RSS)
Conclusion: I thought lomg and hard about buying this lens. I love shooting soccer and baseball, so I was wondering if the lens would be of a long enough focal length to acheive my goal. I usually use a Sigma 300.2.8 AF with great results, so my expectations on this lens were obviously very very high.
Pros: What a cracker of a lens! I just love it. Even with a TC, the images are well beyond acceptable. I am very glad I bought it.
Cons: Just a tad bit heavy for an old guy like me...but who cares!