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Gregg B.
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


I was wondering if any of you have used this lens with D700, D300, or D800 (or anything other Nikon Digital Cameras)
I see some nice prices on used, or even grey market new ones, but I do realize that this is a quite old lens, design for film cameras so I'm not sure how it'll perform with good high resolution DSLR cameras.
I've read some reviews already but those reviews are old ones, some done many years ago.
For the new USA version I'd have to pay the same as for the new Sigma 180mm f/2.8 with image stabilization that sometimes can be useful to have.
If you have some pics taken with this lens please share a couple....
Thanks
Greg



Sep 13, 2012 at 05:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Gregg,

Canon shooter here, I've a 30+ yr old Canon nFD 200 f4 Macro and it works great on my eos bodies, the only issue might be the focusing screen, our modern day DSLRs don't usually have ground glass or split prism screens to help with focus. Live view is a must or you can get a different focusing screen.

Also, Ken Rockwell uses a D3, an older Nikor 200 f4 macro and a few strobes for all of his product shots. It's a sharp lens, I read a lens recommendation list when the D800 1st came out and the 200 wasn't on it, this list was for optimal resolving power, I'd check around maybe even contact Ken. I cant imagine such a super sharp lens would let you down tho.

Here's an image taken with a lowly 40D and my old 200 mac, it's just a tomato plant so nothing special, colors, sharpness and IQ ain't to bad...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1127903/33#10857912

Jerry




Sep 13, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


I've only used the Nikon 200 micro (AF version) with a D70s. Nice lens. Personally I'm going for a Tamron 180.


Sep 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


I love mine. It's old but still holds up on newer bodies.

D800







D800







D3x






D7000








Sep 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Used it with D200 previously and now D300s. Great Lens - especially the handling since sharpness for most macro lenses are anyway great>greater>greatest.






































Sep 13, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Nice shots... All of them. The frog is very sharp.




Sep 13, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Terrific images both of you.


Sep 13, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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Gregg B. wrote:
I was wondering if any of you have used this lens with D700, D300, or D800 (or anything other Nikon Digital Cameras)
I see some nice prices on used, or even grey market new ones, but I do realize that this is a quite old lens, design for film cameras so I'm not sure how it'll perform with good high resolution DSLR cameras.
I've read some reviews already but those reviews are old ones, some done many years ago.
For the new USA version I'd have to pay the same as for the new Sigma 180mm f/2.8 with image stabilization that sometimes
...Show more

Nikon 200/4D is a wonderful lens even on D800E. I sold mine here for $1150 here about a year ago.



Sep 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


It's an old but superb lense. I use it all the time.


Sep 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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Amazing pictures!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


wow, fantastic shots all around


Sep 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Gregg B.
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mshi wrote:
Nikon 200/4D is a wonderful lens even on D800E. I sold mine here for $1150 here about a year ago.


So if the lens is fantastic, or wonderful, why did you sell it?



Sep 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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Gregg B. wrote:
So if the lens is fantastic, or wonderful, why did you sell it?


200/4 is the ultimate macro lens; however, it tends to require a tripod or monopod for support when it's used for macro. On the other hand, I have found 105VR works 90% of time for me and it's close to 200 when it's coupled with TC. Nikon has 200/4 VR coming up soon.

here is one of my 200/4D shots.

D700, ISO 5000 at f/11.








Sep 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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mshi wrote:
200/4 is the ultimate macro lens; however, it tends to require a tripod or monopod for support when it's used for macro. On the other hand, I have found 105VR works 90% of time for me and it's close to 200 when it's coupled with TC. Nikon has 200/4 VR coming up soon.

here is one of my 200/4D shots.

D700, ISO 5000 at f/11.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6021/5886972376_e72a6521b8_b.jpg


Beautiful shot mshi .
Also, how do you know Nikon is coming up with updated version of this lens that also has VR? Maybe I should wait then...



Sep 14, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Nikon's patent filings show that.


Sep 14, 2012 at 02:59 AM
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mshi wrote:
Nikon's patent filings show that.


Yes, they also have a 135/1.8, a new ~80-400 VR, etc. coming via patents, but who the heck knows when they will actually make them available . . . .



Sep 14, 2012 at 03:46 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


It is a superb lens but you'll need a good tripod and MLU, in my experience anyway.










Sep 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Would you people please stop posting this crap? One more look at those images, and I'm a gonna buy me this lens... and I'm trying to avoid doing so.


Sep 16, 2012 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Would you people please stop posting this crap? One more look at those images, and I'm a gonna buy me this lens... and I'm trying to avoid doing so.


Ha ha. I must admit when I see pictures I like taken with a particular lens, I do seriously have to ask myself if I have the energy and inclination to use that lens effectively. Usually the answer is an emphatic no! Still, I do have one or two lenses that do not get the use they deserve. Ooops.

On a positive note, buy a good used lens at a good price, and it tends to hold its value for a long time.



Sep 16, 2012 at 06:58 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Nikon 200mm f/4.0D macro


Rampai65 wrote:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4027/4573002107_f124edfc21_o.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4091/4841259455_82c6248cd2_o.jpg


Those two are faultless, very very good.



Sep 16, 2012 at 06:59 PM
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