Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED (2.0x)
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I purchased a used version and couldn't be happier. It was "used" a few times by a ...
15 September 2014
Summary: I purchased a used version and couldn't be happier. It was "used" a few times by a Nikon Professional Services Pro a half dozen times and arrived in mint condition with no signs of use. The Nikon soft case it came in was the replacement by Nikon because the original was recalled for problems. I put it on my D810 and it autofocuses with Nikon's latest versions of the 1.4, 1.7, and 2.0 teleconverters, contrary to the claim in the product literature.
Summary: This was my first super telephoto lense. I have used the 70-200 for a couple of years for indoor sports. This lense is crazy good. Focus is super fast and crips. I needed this lense for outdoor sports and a 2x teleconverter on the 70-200 just wouldn't focus or keep the light right. Now I know why these lenses call for a premium price. You get what you pay for and so far I have shot about 15000 pictures and love it.
Summary: The Nikon AF-S VR G 200-400 mm f/4.0 zoom is a pro lens by any means. You may also call it a "tool", so you should buy it if you have a job in mind for it. I bought mine for airplane and airshow photography. I have a Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 prime lens that I use a lot and it is excellent for me under most circumstances, but there are times when a fixed focal length lens is less than optimal. At most airshows the photographer's move relative to the airplanes is limited.
Summary: I just returned from shooting the 2010 olympics in Vancouver. This lens ended up being one of my go-to lenses. Obviously versatile with a nice zoom range and plenty fast. Great at the nordic skiing venue and sliding tracks but also a nice slalom and GS lens. Very sharp, sharper at 200 than my brand new 70-200. I used the 1.4 converter on it and it looked great. Autofocus is fast if a little noisy/clunky compared to my 500 4.0.
Summary: I absolutely love the lens. It's sharp thru out its entire focal range and is quick to zoom in on what ever the subject may be. I use it for shooting sports action, so it's the best lens I've shot with thus far...
Summary: I purchased this lens a few days ago and now I see what all the fuss was about. I could have had the 80-400 but it focuses way too slow. Dreadful. I guess I have been spoiled with the AFS lenses. Well this one will not let you down. THE GOOD: The lens is balanced, you notice that right away. You can hand-hold the lens and it is not front-heavy like the 600/4 is. You point it somewhere and it will not try to leap out of your arms like a hyperactive terrier.
Summary: I have been eyeing this lens for quite a while when it was still being sold at $4900 at adorama (imported) free ship and then suddenly I saw the price soaring to $5900 to my disgust for my inaction. Patiently I continued to scout from amazon when I saw this lens posted at $5119.95 + $30 shipping fee from Cameta....and without blinking an eye I ordered and was very pleased to own this very fine performer in my arsenal now.