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Keywords: Nikon Nikkor Tele Prime 35mm AF-S VR II Stabilized


Registered: February 2011
Posts: 5
Nikon 200mm f/2G ED AF-S VR II Nikkor review by azoele
Review Date: 7/20/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $5,500.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Excellent image quality. Truly astonishing bokeh. Speed (T2). Lightning fast autofocus.
Cons: Weight. Balance. Shape makes it a little more difficult to hand hold than it should be.

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"... Smile

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.

It was my reference lens for image quality until I tried the Zeiss 135 Apo Sonnar. Still, it is an incredible piece of equipment.

Of course, it costs an arm and a leg, it is a hassle to carry around, gets you immediate attention, and requires a clear commitment to its use... carry and use it for a day, and you'll want to drop it in a river in frustration.
But it always, always gets back at least one amazing photo: as a tool, its fantastic.

Registered: October 2010
Posts: 4
Nikon 200mm f/2G ED AF-S VR II Nikkor review by sako
Review Date: 6/22/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $6,000.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: Razor sharp. beautiful bokeh.
Cons: Heavy

This is not a lens that is easy to hand hold for any length of time. A good monopod is almost mandatory. I recommend renting one if you can, before you plonk down the considerable amount this lens costs.

The slip on Nikon lens cover is awkward; better to buy a Lens Coat "hoodie" or similar. However, if you want one of the sharpest lenses available, (some say it's Nikon's sharpest) especially wide open and want beautiful, dreamy bokeh then this lens has it in spades.

A highly recommended but specialized lens.


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