Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II AF-S
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By far the sharpest lens in my collection!
Fredrick Boggan, Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: This lens begs to be shot wide open. I sold my nikon 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, and 70-200mm f2.8 to purchase this one lens. After viewing the images, I have no regrets what-so-ever. This lens is not leaving my collection.
Summary: Like everyone else has already said, this is one unique lens: (1) extremely sharp and (2) rendering beautifully. No further comment except an attached photo, which doesn't really justify it enough.
Summary: For those of you that are truly considering getting this amazing piece of glass, then you, my dear friend, are about to change everything you have ever done in taking a picture. Should you press the buy button, you will be joining a very rare club of photographers that demand far more than just a nice image. Their is nothing like this lens on the planet...not even the Zeiss Otus's can touch this lens in relation to it's over all performance.
Summary: I've owned it for a couple of years now, and I can easily say that it's my favorite lens. It's heavy, bulky, and not the easiest lens to carry around with you, but its more than worth the sacrifice. I try to use this lens in any action situation possible. Sports, wildlife, portraiture...if you can gain some separation between the subject and its background, the bokeh this lens produces is beautiful, especially at wider apertures.
Summary: I purchased Puck (or as other pros might call it, "chubby," "chubster") last year and the first 3-4 months I had it, my 70-200/2.8G VR II was collecting dust on a shelf. It's perhaps the best portrait lens that Nikon has (yes, over the 85/1.4G, 135/2D DC, 300/2.8, 400/2.8, and any other lens you can think of). The best things about it: - Background... what background? This lens MELTS the backgrounds. The DOF.
Summary: Absolutely Awesome Lens with Enormous lens hood, 6 inches in diameter, removable or easy to removed.No Lens Cap.Crutchfield will give when available.Comes with awesome bag. Best Portrait Lens I've ever used.Tack Sharp at all apertures,Great for Sports also. Hand-held shots that I would not attempt with any other lens,VR2 system allows to take Spectacular images. No additional sharpenning is needed.
Summary: I regularly use a wide range of highly-rated lenses to shoot Judo, Swimming, Sailing, Track and Field, and Cross Country with my D4, including the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma Art 35mm f1.4, Nikon 85mm f1.4, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8, and Nikon 300mm f2.8. Occasionally I'll throw in some wide angle shots with the Nikon 16mm f2.8 fisheye (ugh!), Nikon 24mm f1.4 (only at f1.4), and Nikon 12-24mm f2.8 (mostly at f5.6).
Nikon 200mm f/2G ED AF-S VR II Nikkor review by azoele
20 July 2013
Summary: One of the best lenses in Nikon's lineup. Sharp wide open, fabulous by 2.8, with an incredibly smooth rendition of out of focus areas. It's one of those very few lenses that "make the picture themselves". The photographer clicks, and customers go "ohhh"... Plus, it has excellent transmissivity making it a true f2 lens: for this reason it is excellent when light is marginal, allowing quite more than the nominal stop of light versus the 70-80/200 2.8 lenses.