Reviews and Problems with Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S
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Arctic Field Experience!
Jungle Rhythms, B&H Photo
26 October 2014
Excerpt: I am a wildlife photojournalist by profession and I am actively doing wildlife tracking and behavior monitoring of predators that demands a lot of bumpy driving or boating with heavy camera kits and photographing in unstable conditions.
Excerpt: I do mostly action shots for boat racing and this lens serves me well. I was debating for a long time if I would go with the 300mm 2.8, 400 2.8 or this 200-400 f4. 300mm would have been too short on several occasions and 400mm too long on several occasions as well.
Excerpt: Heavy duty zoom lens. Right on the edge of hand held versus monopod. I get tired pretty quickly with the handheld, which is my preference. But its an awesome piece of optical artistry. Great pairing with my D700 and D4 as well.
Excerpt: First of all, sorry for my English, it´s basic. I bought this lens in order to replace my lovely Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 HSM. At this days, I use it mounted in a Nikon D800, and I can note the following aspects:
- Autofocus speed: it´s a bit fasther than the Sigma 120-300.
Excerpt: Background:I purchased this lens in anticipation of a deployment to Iraq where I would perform Public Affairs tasks, to include photographing aircraft such as Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters landing and taking off on a flight line.I also wanted to capture the soldiers working on top of the...
Excerpt: Great lens but come on, 7+ pounds. You'll end up getting tired of lugging this thing around and then purchase Nikon's junk lens the 80-400. You'll miss most of your shots with the 80-400 but then again after an hour of lugging the 200-400 around you'll be so exhausted that you'll miss just as many...
Excerpt: I owned/used the previous VR version of this lens for six years.
Very well-constructed, a joy to operate, super-smooth zooming.
Hand-holdable, but a monopod/tripod definitely requisite for longer shoots.
Very close-focusing for a 400mm optic, which opens "macro" possibilities.