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vickee wrote:
Hi all,

I was poisoned from the 200f2 thread (part 1) and I envy all you folks. I hope I will own one someday. Got a 70-200mm vr2 instead for the price factor. (also an amazing lens)

But the start of this recent 200f2 thread (part 2) got me excited all over again.
I chanced upon a good deal on a used 200f2 vr1 (very good deal) and I lost the control and brought it home 3 weeks ago. Unlike the previous lenses, this chubby is too big to be smuggled home. I had to declare to my wife and she was equally
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welcome to FM.

enjoy your new lens and be sure to post some pics.



Jan 09, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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Congratulations on your new lens.

You are using the lens hood I take it? I have to set my exposure compensation to -2/6 as I find chubby over exposes slightly. I haven't had any problems with strong backlight although I avoid it. I have the VR II which apparently is very slightly better for flare due to the Nano coating.

It might pay also to check that the auto focus is bang on because a lot of these lenses suffer from slight front or back focus. The lens being that sharp that it goes unnoticed until one day you AF fine tune the lens and discover it's even sharper than you thought was possible.




Jan 09, 2013 at 08:09 AM
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vickee wrote:
Hi all,

I was poisoned from the 200f2 thread (part 1) and I envy all you folks. I hope I will own one someday. Got a 70-200mm vr2 instead for the price factor. (also an amazing lens)

But the start of this recent 200f2 thread (part 2) got me excited all over again.
I chanced upon a good deal on a used 200f2 vr1 (very good deal) and I lost the control and brought it home 3 weeks ago. Unlike the previous lenses, this chubby is too big to be smuggled home. I had to declare to my wife and she was equally
...Show more


Errr, pics or it didn't happen....



Jan 09, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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zesto wrote:
Congratulations on your new lens.

You are using the lens hood I take it? I have to set my exposure compensation to -2/6 as I find chubby over exposes slightly. I haven't had any problems with strong backlight although I avoid it. I have the VR II which apparently is very slightly better for flare due to the Nano coating.

It might pay also to check that the auto focus is bang on because a lot of these lenses suffer from slight front or back focus. The lens being that sharp that it goes unnoticed until one day you AF
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What focus testing method did you use for this lens? I'm keen to make sure mine is firing on all cylinders....



Jan 09, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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p.6 #5 · p.6 #5 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Hi Vick, and welcome to both FM and this thread If you've got Folger's coffee there, the lid for the large container fits perfectly. If not, shoot me your address and I'll mail one to you for free If you shoot raw, you can turn down the EV in post, as well.

vickee wrote:
Hi all,

I was poisoned from the 200f2 thread (part 1) and I envy all you folks. I hope I will own one someday. Got a 70-200mm vr2 instead for the price factor. (also an amazing lens)

But the start of this recent 200f2 thread (part 2) got me excited all over again.
I chanced upon a good deal on a used 200f2 vr1 (very good deal) and I lost the control and brought it home 3 weeks ago. Unlike the previous lenses, this chubby is too big to be smuggled home. I had to declare to my wife and she was equally
...Show more



Jan 09, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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p.6 #6 · p.6 #6 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


vickee wrote:
First thoughts.
When I shoot against a strong backlight. The subject seems quite washed out as compared to my 70-200vr2. Otherwise it is fantastic in every way.


vickee:
Congrats on acquiring perhaps one of the most exciting Nikon lens ever! I have the VR1 and have no issues with strong backlighting. If the contrast is washed out, I can usually fix it in PP, as the D600 files are VERY maneuverable when it comes to exposure tweaking. Also don't forget to always use the hood.

zesto wrote:
It might pay also to check that the auto focus is bang on because a lot of these lenses suffer from slight front or back focus. The lens being that sharp that it goes unnoticed until one day you AF fine tune the lens and discover it's even sharper than you thought was possible.


Truer words have never been said. Mine needs -15 on the D600 but after that OH.MY.GOD is this thing sharp. The AFFT makes the tiniest microdetails look very very tack sharp. Before AFFT, these tiny details look a little soft (but the whole image is still very sharp as a whole). Everyone should do this if they own the Chubby. Also if you use a TC, you should AFFT for that combo too. The camera will create a separate profile for it.

ct8282 wrote:
What focus testing method did you use for this lens? I'm keen to make sure mine is firing on all cylinders....


I put mine on a tripod, focus from infinity to a specific high contrast subject (I used a piece of wood on mine) and kept adjusting AFFT until the lens "nails it". The sharpest rendition is the one you pick. You're gonna have to zoom in a lot and examine the images. For this purpose, I use AF-S, focus priority, AF-on, beep on, timer with Mirror Up. Don't forget to turn VR off as well.



Jan 09, 2013 at 07:08 PM
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p.6 #7 · p.6 #7 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Thanks all for the warm welcome.

Zesto, Dontshoot - Oh yes I used a hood on. It is always on, even during storing or in the bag.
NightOwl Cat - There is no Folger's coffee here yet. Really thanks for the kind gesture, but I stay in Singapore, which is on the other side of the globe.
ct8282 - I am new to the forum and lets see if this link works.


This is the closest I could get to the bird. I even cropped 20% off? Oh man she was so fast I wonder how you all did that. Obviously it is a user problem. Do you all use a bird feeder?



Jan 09, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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p.6 #8 · p.6 #8 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


I'm envious of your beautiful images. I only wish I was this good.

Is the VR2 worth the $700 price difference on the refurbed units from Cameta? *drool*



Jan 11, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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p.6 #9 · p.6 #9 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


I doubt you'd ever see any difference in use or images but would probably get the $ back in resale.


Jan 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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p.6 #10 · p.6 #10 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


great lens for sports.






  NIKON D3S    200.0 mm f/2.0 lens    200mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    5000 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.6 #11 · p.6 #11 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


If you don't get to use it everyday....makes ya wanna rip someone's face off
Handheld w/TC-17E II




  NIKON D700    340mm    f/4.0    1/800s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 14, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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p.6 #12 · p.6 #12 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Here's one more.
This time a wolverine in the morning lights (5:30 am).

Heikki




  NIKON D4    200.0 mm f/2.0 lens    200mm    f/2.0    1/250s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 14, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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p.6 #13 · p.6 #13 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Nothing special, just testing the TC-20EIII with Chub. This cat was pretty far away on the parking lot!






  NIKON D600    400mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 14, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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p.6 #14 · p.6 #14 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Here's an exciting shot:







Jan 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.6 #15 · p.6 #15 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


This morning - froze my fingers taking pictures at sunrise so I may have overcooked just a bit when I came home :-)





D800 / 200 f2 / f2.0




Jan 21, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.6 #16 · p.6 #16 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


To keep this thread up:

a shot from this evening - soccer under ugly lights - AF-S 200/2VR I - f/2.2, 1/400sec, D3s, ISO 25600



Jan 30, 2013 at 01:05 AM
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p.6 #17 · p.6 #17 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Blue moment & Golden Eagle

Edited on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:36 PM · View previous versions



Jan 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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p.6 #18 · p.6 #18 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


D600 + 200/2 VRI











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Feb 02, 2013 at 07:23 AM
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p.6 #19 · p.6 #19 · The Nikon 200mm f/2 Thread - part 2


Love the last one, Kjetil - amazing action, looks like good fun!

Here's one from yesterday, waterpolo, this time without extreme-bokeh ;-)

cropped quite a bit - the background could be better - D3s at ISO6400, 1/500sec., AF-S 200/2VR I at f/2.5



Feb 11, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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wide open




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