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Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2.0 VR lenses


  • very wide aperture telephoto lens
  • awkward and heavy to hand hold and carry
  • very expensive and heavy at just under 3kg but can give shallow depth of field (DOF) and lovely smooth bokeh, and thus great for portraits/fashion as well as nature photography although 200mm is limiting
  • wide aperture also is great for indoor sports
  • most people would be better off with the much lighter, smaller, less expensive and more versatile ]]nikonafs70-200mm]]

new Nikon 200mm f/2.0G VRII lens

  • replaced old version in 2010 with improved VR and nano coatings and more expensive


  • “4EV” VR
  • nano coating
  • same optics, blades, close focus as old version
  • 6.2 feet/1.9m close focus
  • 6.5 pounds/2.93kg
  • 124mm x 204mm
  • $US5999


old Nikon 200mm f/2.0 VR lens

  • 2004-2010


Image courtesy of Ken Rockwell


  • 13 elements in 9 groups incl. 3ED and 1 Super ED
  • internal focus
  • “3EV” VR
  • 9 rounded blades
  • focus limiter 5m to infinity
  • focus Memory Set and Memory Recall
  • AF lock
  • no front filter thread
  • drop in 52mm filters
  • non-removable tripod collar
  • close focus to 6.2 feet (1.9m) giving 1:8.2
  • 124mm x 204mm
  • 6.4 pounds (102 oz. or 2,900g)
  • $US4800


photo/nikonafs200f2.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/11 12:03 by gary1

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