Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200mm f/2G ED VR II AF-S
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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.
Summary: May b i m d first person in kerala , this lense is using, m so happy with dis sharpness and quality, loved d bokeh, VR 2 is working well, so i can shoot withut tripod, m using it with nikon d3x, realy enjoying d shooting nw, i ve already 135mm f2, 85 mm 1.4 , 50mm 1.4, 105mm 2.8, 180mm, 70-200 , 2.8 ,20mm, 24mm, 16mm fish eye, 24-70, 2.8, etc.....
Summary: Here's my initial take on the Nikon Nikkor 200mm F/2G AF-S VR Lens. To start off, I bought this lens to use for low-light indoor situations. An example would be certain church presentations where the lights are dimmed down. My only minor pet peeve with this particular lens is it's rather dinky tripod mount. Again, this is a minor issue. If hand holding is a must, either grip the lens close to the front, or get a RRS compatible replacement foot for better gripping.
Summary: I'm a very passionate and serious photo enthusiast with a great appreciation for quality and fine engineering. I purchased the 200 f2 VRII about 6 months ago, partially as an additional tool for shooting indoor sports, but I have to admit a lot of it had to do with the tremendous reputation this lens
Summary: I am not a pro, but rather a passionate 'photo junkie' striving for pro like perfection in my images. Heavy, awkward, expensive, this lens is like medicine -- sometimes bitter or painful to take, but the end results -- priceless. Wide open, there isn't a lens in my cabinet that can compete with this awesome marvel crafted by the Nikon brain thrust. Natural light, low light, moon light -- nothing escapes. And the images -- pro like. At least to my 'unqualified' eyes.
Summary: After reviewing how current owners rave about this lens.......I decided to take the plunge and got one. I tested the lens and boy......ohhhhh boy!!! It is really very sharp!!!! I can't believe my eyes when I saw my test shots.....no additional sharpening is needed...it's just one SHARP LENS!!! Incredible!!! I am very happy and satisfied!
Summary: I have had this lens for a while, but just returned from Hawai'i where I used it photographing the surfers on the North Shore of Oahu. Wow! What a spectacular lens. It is one superlative work of art this lens. Although heavy and not for the faint of heart, this lens is worth carrying to any event where you want detail and fast action. When used with Nikkor teleconverter for even greater focal length it still has plenty of light to spare.
Summary: It would be impossible for me to compare the 200 VRII to lenses I have never used, but suffice it to say, you would be hard pressed to find a better piece of glass to put in your arsenal, regardless of manufacturer or price. I had recently purchased the legacy AF85 1.4, and never having owned the lens previously, was truly impressed by the image rendition for portrait work.
Summary: This is simply the best indoor sports lens on the planet. I shoot primarily HS and college sports and the lighting in gymnasiums was a HUGE problem prior to this lens. Compared to the 70-200mmf/2.8VR this lens is superior in every way. The 70-200 is a great lens, but the 200 is quicker and produces better shot every time out. It is heavy and cumbersome and takes effort but the shots it produces are worth every possible negative. You will never regret owning this lens.