Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S
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Excellent Pro-Series lens
26 April 2014
Excerpt: Just received this lens on 4/23/2014. This lens has fast focus speed, VRII works excellent. For a wildlife photographer the 70-200 F2.8 and the 200-400 F4 will cover 90% of your needs. We sold the 500mm F4 and replaced it with this lens for the added capabilities of the zoom range. Just got back from photographing Mt Goats and this lens works excellent hand held with VR. Have not tried the 1.4 tele-converter but hope it works as good as it did with the 500mm.
Excerpt: It's a great lens with smooth & fast focus & the VRII working perfect the most best thing in this lens you can go between the normal zoom 200mm to the super tele zoom 400mm I use it to photograph birds with the TC-14E II the focus will be little bet slower with the teleconverter the only problem is the wight of lens you will need a tripod to help you with it.
Summary: The lens is great, once I got it somewhere else. Be aware that Amazon might send you a lens that has been used by another customer, then returned for being defective (or whatever reason). The first one I ordered arrived and had obviously been opened and handled. The Nikon box had been cut open and retaped closed. The plastic around the lens had also been opened. So I called and requested a brand new, unopened replacement. They assured me that they would send a new one.
Excerpt: I primarily shoot larger animals from less than 100 yards away; the flexibility of this zoom lens has helped me capture images that I would not otherwise have been able to get. The VR system works great, I have been able to get sharp shots at 400mm with a SS of 1/30th of a second.<br />The two things I dislike most about the lens are how heavy it is and that it can be awkward to handle, especially inside a car.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I have owned this lens for a few months now. I still am amazed at how clear and crisp the pictures are. I have had the wonderful opportunity of photographing NFL teams, many local high school teams, and the United States Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa. The clarity of the pictures made me look so good.
Excerpt: I owned the VRI edition for seven years which I sold for the VRII edition. It's my main wildlife lens and I love it. It's sharp, versatile and fast. In the very beginning I had some issues regarding sharpness on long distances but that happened to be human error. Nowadays I use it on a D800E with the TC2.0III at F/8 and it is absolutely stunning.