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wiseguy010
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p.1 #1 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I am looking for pictures made with the 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E). I wonder if this lens is still able to deliver the high quality on those cameras. I can find many pictures made with older cameras on the internet, but not with the D800(E).

Does anyone has a good resource for these pictures?



Jan 03, 2014 at 05:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Did you check Flickr?

This dude seems to have the right combo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/slowhand7530/7165640461/



Jan 03, 2014 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #3 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Wow, you are fast finding this. Thanks!!

Edit: After looking at these pictures I don't think they show the capabilities of this combo. Any other links are welcome.



Jan 03, 2014 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #4 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


After some time searching on the internet I found this location:

http://www.juzaphoto.com/recensione.php?l=en&t=nikon_200micro

Very interesting site IMO.



Jan 05, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Awesome macroshot's as well
What a talented photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza



Jan 05, 2014 at 04:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Yes, really beautiful pictures.


Jan 05, 2014 at 05:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


And these nice pictures convinced me to buy this lens. I found a like new secondhand copy and bought it. This is my first Nikon lenses in years (only have Zeiss and Voigtlander glass at the moment).


Jan 05, 2014 at 09:26 PM
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p.1 #8 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


pixel-peeper.com


Jan 05, 2014 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #9 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I was out shooting dragonflies with that very combo this afternoon. Will post some pics once I've sorted thru 'em.

C



Jan 06, 2014 at 03:07 AM
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p.1 #11 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I will have to go through my files but I think this lens is incredible on the D800. I have many macro lenses and this one is really stellar. It is heavy though


Jan 08, 2014 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #12 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Great picture azbill.

I did some first plain and ugly test-shots but this lens appears to be really sharp. Much sharper in fact then is expected when reading some tests (Photozone, DxOmark). I wonder where this difference comes from.



Jan 08, 2014 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #13 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I wonder why Nikon has not updated that lens with AFS or VR? Of course I ask the same question as why they have not updated the 300 f/4 AFS or the mid-range f/2.8 zooms with VR.


Jan 08, 2014 at 06:14 PM
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p.1 #14 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Andre Labonte wrote:
I wonder why Nikon has not updated that lens with AFS or VR? Of course I ask the same question as why they have not updated the 300 f/4 AFS or the mid-range f/2.8 zooms with VR.


I would argue that a modern set of F1.8 primes is a higher priority, simply because they will sell more, which is why we are seeing them pop up. 24mm or 20mm versions might pop up, who knows.

The 200mm micro is a specialist lens, with modest sales, and the current version has excellent optical and mechanical quality. Add VR and AFS and it would most probably get quite a bit bigger, cost more, and have more CA if past trends are anything to go by. I don't think Canon have refreshed their 180mm macro lens.

The fact that we now have an updated 8-400mm lens might suggest more specialist lenses will get a refresh in the next 5 years.

And of course, there is a desperate need for further 18-xxmm DX zoom lenses, which will no doubt take priority.



Jan 08, 2014 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #15 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Andre Labonte wrote:
I wonder why Nikon has not updated that lens with AFS or VR? Of course I ask the same question as why they have not updated the 300 f/4 AFS or the mid-range f/2.8 zooms with VR.


For me the absence of AFS and VR (and the existence of an aperture ring) are arguments to buy a lens. I don't like plastics and a lot of electronics in a lens. But I suppose I belong to a very small minority.



Jan 08, 2014 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #16 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I think a 300/4 VR lens is important. I was shooting canon when they finally discontinued their 300/4 and came out with a 300/4 IS. It was a game changer because you could easily hand hand hold and shoot all day.
No need for the 200mm to have VRů rarely handhold that lens and not necessary for macro shooting on a tripod



Jan 08, 2014 at 11:10 PM
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p.1 #17 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


wiseguy010 wrote:
Great picture azbill.


Thanks!



Jan 09, 2014 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #18 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


This was shot with a D800E and 200/4 Micro, FWIW. Not sure it's much of a sample - I don't have a crop on hand, but the surface texture of the grapes is perfectly clear. Not much going in the corners.





Jan 09, 2014 at 05:06 AM
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p.1 #19 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


Well, I already sold the 200/4 micro again. I think I expected too much from the possibility to manual focus it. I expected buttery soft Zeiss-like manual focus response of the lens, but that wasn't the case. There was always a very little play in the focus ring making it almost impossible to focus it 100% correctly. AF worked fine however, but for macro that isn't appropriate in most cases. When I managed to get the focus right, it was very sharp. But that took too much trial and error for me.

I was able to use focus-stacking with this lens very well (in a controlled environment). It certainly is very suitable for that. But that's not how I intended to use it on a regular basis. When I look at many excellent pictures made with this lens, I now see that many of them were made with focus-stacking.

It was a good and valuable lesson to be able to use this lens for some time.



Apr 05, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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p.1 #20 · 200mm AFD Micro on D800(E): Any samples?


I use a geared rail to focus it. Macro is also one of the few times I really favor live view with an external display; I have a SmallHD DP4 and its focus peaking works very nicely in conjunction with CAF.



Apr 05, 2014 at 09:34 PM
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