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p.14 #1 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Finally after 7 years of viewing threads like this i pulled the trigger yesterday, gives a whole new meaning to love as already i bought Her a new bag She was secondhand but to me she's new and beautifully preserved by her previous owner who mounted her no less than 10 times.


Oct 04, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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She was secondhand but to me she's new and beautifully preserved by her previous owner who mounted her no less than 10 times

By some accounts, she may well still be considered a virgin Congrats! Couldn't stop by w/o a pic





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Oct 04, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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p.14 #3 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


This thread makes my NAS hurt...

aerie wrote:
I get hooked into buying a used 200mm F2 VR after looking at all these beautiful shots. I have access to a 300mm F2.8 VR and upon recieving the 200 the autofocus seemed to make more noise then the 300 so I took to APS for a CLA and was informed it would need a new autofocus motor and flexible circuit board at a cost of $850. The manual focus and VR seem fine and the lens has very low usage, no visible impact damage and was babied by it`s original owner. Any advice or input of past experience with
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If it is working properly other than the noise, I'd keep using it until it isn't working properly (unless you have to shoot in very quiet environments).




Oct 04, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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John Skinner wrote:
I had to haul one of these around for a few days and at the time. I just wasn't impressed in the least with it.. I had made a comment earlier back. But after seeing some of the work in here, it deserves a second look... I'm liking the images on here.


It's 4 parts photographer to 1 part lens; I've seen some extremely ordinary shots posted in 200 f2 threads. Exotic equipment is no cure for pedestrian vision.



Oct 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM
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p.14 #5 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


I honestly can't see why one would do this instead of the equally good 180/2.8. You can carry them, handhold them etc and they're far cheaper and I doubt anyone of us could tell the difference in a shot.


Oct 04, 2013 at 01:52 PM
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Ian Boys wrote:
I honestly can't see why one would do this instead of the equally good 180/2.8. You can carry them, handhold them etc and they're far cheaper and I doubt anyone of us could tell the difference in a shot.


Have you used the F2? The focus speed is light years ahead of any other Nikon lens on the market.



Oct 04, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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p.14 #7 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


heavy crop




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Oct 04, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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Ian Boys wrote:
I honestly can't see why one would do this instead of the equally good 180/2.8. You can carry them, handhold them etc and they're far cheaper and I doubt anyone of us could tell the difference in a shot.


The 180/2.8 is an excellent lens. But 200/2 VR is a much better lens in terms of sharpness, color rendition, and focus speed/accuracy, not to mention that it can be hand hold at a much lower shutter speed because of VR. I've used 180/2.8 ED-IF-D, 70-200/2.8 VR1, VR2 and 200/2 VR1. The 200/2 VR is in a class by itself. If you have an opportunity to try one, you will know the difference all around.



Oct 04, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.14 #9 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Brought the beast to a soccer game. As soon as the action comes close enough, the lens does its magic ...








Oct 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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^Very nice!


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p.14 #11 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


CatWalk glamour...





Oct 17, 2013 at 07:34 AM
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Ian Boys wrote:
I honestly can't see why one would do this instead of the equally good 180/2.8. You can carry them, handhold them etc and they're far cheaper and I doubt anyone of us could tell the difference in a shot.


It's very easy to tell the difference in a shot. I sold my 180/2.8 about three years ago. It was a very good lens for the money but it's no 200 f/2.



Oct 22, 2013 at 09:24 AM
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p.14 #13 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


with the 200







Oct 22, 2013 at 09:56 AM
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trenchmonkey wrote:
...just because Canon's been playing body/sensor catch-up for the last 5 yrs, that's not DxO's fault.


Trenchmonkey,

I noticed that you have posted several 200mm + TC. What's your opinion of 200mm + TC v. 300mm 2.8?

I enjoy your posts and photos.

Thanks,
Mark



Oct 22, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.14 #15 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Golden Eagle in blue moment.
(After sunset in January)




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Oct 22, 2013 at 07:55 PM
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p.14 #16 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


mirandamember wrote:
Trenchmonkey,

I noticed that you have posted several 200mm + TC. What's your opinion of 200mm + TC v. 300mm 2.8?

I enjoy your posts and photos.

Thanks,
Mark


Thanks, Mark. I used to shot both the 200 & 300 so know a bit about the IQ of the 200/TC-14E II...
it's right there with the 300. Many events I found the 300 too long for my access. Nice thing about
the 200, you can take off the TC. It plays well with them all, but my favorite is the TC-17EII which
(to me) has the best combination of "reach" to IQ @ f4-f5. 1.2 crop on my D800 gives me 408mm FOV
which is just perfect for stalkin' Sandies.




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Oct 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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p.14 #17 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


My daughter (heavy crop)







Oct 26, 2013 at 03:22 AM
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p.14 #18 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


this AM...





D800 / 200 f2 / f2.0




Oct 26, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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p.14 #19 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


I just walked in from doing the same thing, except not with a 200 f2

I actually was thinking that with little ones the 200 would probably not get used, with them moving around so much I think the 700-200 would be best (talking myself out of it :P )



Oct 26, 2013 at 06:19 PM
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p.14 #20 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


^ Nothing I've ever used tracks motion like the chubby, makes the 70-200 seem sluggish. It just locks on instantly as if to say, "finally! - I been sitting here WAITING for you to pick a freakin' subject, so I mapped them all out ahead of time"

Though the zoom does win for versatility.



Oct 26, 2013 at 06:24 PM
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