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Nikon - 200MM F/2 G AF-S VR Nikkor Vibration Reduction Lens
Quick Overview |
• Fast f/2.0 capability which effectively allows subjects to be given more emphasis by throwing background elements out of focus

• Exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation.

• VR operation offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 3 stops faster. In addition, active vibration mode selection possible for use in active situations such as a moving boat, car or plane

• New Super ED glass excels at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration and offers low refractive index and lower dispersion. Also Super ED Glass is more resilient to rapid temperature changes

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.9
List Price | $3999.95
More Information | http://www.samys.com/product_detail.php?item=1756


|| Member Feedback   [add your comments]
Harold Houser Photographer
Lincoln | NE | USA
Comments | [11/22/14] I have had both the VR and VRII and this is, IMO, the best indoor sports lens on the planet. I originally got the VR with a D2Hs and it was a life saver. . .then the D3 and D3s and by the time the D4 came out I also went with the VRII and now with the D4s. I you are shooting in high schools gyms there is nothing better. . .heavy?. . .yes, but it gets lighter when I think about the captures it makes. . . this is simply a great lens, the best I have ever used.
Rating | 10

Matt Cashore Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA
Comments | [05/26/11] I had issues with TCs and this lens. Fixable with AF fine tune, though. But I figured I didn't get this lens to use it at f2.8, I got it 'cuz when you need f2, nothing else will do, so I don't mess with TCs and enjoy it's speed and sharpness at its full f2 glory.
Rating | 9

Kirt Winter Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA
Comments | [09/01/09] I use this for high-school night football (among other things) and its ability (with a D3 or D2x) to focus in low-light is amazing. Sharp at f/2.0, even sharper at f/2.2 and by f/2.8 you risk cutting yourself on the images.
Rating | 10

Dann Wunderlich Student/Intern / Photographer
Columbia | MO | US
Comments | [02/01/09] This is one amazing lens - use it for basketball - you WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED AF speed=10 sharpness=10 accuracy=10 weight=8 design=10 bohek=10
Rating | 10

Joel Kowsky Student/Intern / Photographer
Columbia / Morris | MO/IL | United States
Comments | [01/24/09] Amazing lens, especially when paired with the D3. Fast focus and awesome boken. That combination makes dark arenas seem bright.
Rating | 10

Andrew Klapatiuk Photographer
St. Catharines | ON | Canada
Comments | [08/03/07] Amazing lens! Used it for college basketball and volley ball. Sharp, AF is fast, VR works great. Extremely solid pro level all the way.
Rating | 10

Paul Anderson Photographer
Münster | Germa | Germany
Comments | [04/29/06] I really enjoy using this lens. I find f2.2 much sharper than f2.0. I have a difficult time using my VR 70-200 f2.8 because it is soft and slow compared to the 200 f2. This lens produces the best images when mounted on a D2x that is wired to a set of Elinchrom lights. Super fast focus with great color and contrast.
Rating | 10

Gerald H. Ling Photographer
Ashford | CT | USA
Comments | [02/14/06] Better than sliced bread when you are in the pinch for some extra light. Well, sliced bread don't really cut it for light but you get the point. Love mine for hockey and gymnastics wide open. Optics are just wonderful and TC's work well with the lens allowing me to retire my trusty 300. VR is a nice extra and the AF is super. Narrow depth of field, and Nikon's DX sensor size gives me the look I lost with my 300 on 35 mm film.
Rating | 10

Chris Lekhavanija Photo Editor / Photographer
Silver Spring | MD | USA
Comments | [07/28/05] One of the sweetest lense I've ever had. Extremely sharp, High contrast, great bokeh, fast focus and VR function is a plus. Couldn't say more. Highly recommend.....
Rating | 10

Dave Amorde Photographer
Lake Forest | CA | USA
Comments | [04/20/05] This lens absolutely rocks! It is the fastest focusing of any of the AFS family, has beautifully smooth bokeh, and a depth of field skinnier than Calista Flockhart's waist. When used with the 1.4 or 1.7 AFS-II teleconverters there is no detectable loss in focus performance. The VR performance also excels over that of the 80-400 or 70-200 models. It also has a focus distance preset switch which is perfect for baseball. If you shoot prep level basketball, hockey, figure skating, etc. where you are not allowed to strobe, this baby is an absolute must. SELL YOUR KIDS AND GET THIS LENS!
Rating | 10



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