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#1 Art

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:23 PM

I had the opportunity to try out the Nikon 200mm f2G VR lens this past weekend and, like all Nikon pro glass, I loved it.

 

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Here are three sample images, I have more but they are mostly more race pictures.

 

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The lens is big, a bit heavy considering it is 200mm, but it was nice to use. Hit all the key points with me, locked on focus quickly, easy to handle, produced sharp images.  Judge for yourself.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:30 PM

Indeed a great lens. Saw someone using it whilst I was in Germany recently. Very expensive lens though. I believe it is much used for specialised interior photography i.e. bands. Offers superb bokeh.

Very nice images, Art!

😀 ps. That dog seems familiar!
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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

Thanks, Herman.  Dog? What dog? :lol:

 

That is my buddy, :) .

 

I can see how it would very quickly become a specialty lens of some sort.  Track side, I found it a bit limiting.  Not quite enough focal length.  I quickly switched to my 200-400mm later in the morning.  More reach and flexibility.  However, the image quality and feel of the lens is superb. I was disappointed I never tried a TC on it.  See what it would do at 1.4x!  That would make it a 280mm f2.8.... still something to see, I would think.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:07 PM

Great shots Art... Yes it is a beast of a lens... quick focusing and works well with the TC1.4 (TC2 mk3 did a great job also)... but rather heavy... and gets heavier as the day goes on :rolleyes: :) ... that is the main reason that I traded mine ( and I wasn't using it enough)...and it was a straight swap price-wise.. on a shiny new 105 1.4 :wub:


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 09:27 AM

I didn't know you had one of these, Peter.  Yes, it does get heavy.  Also comes with an impressive, nuclear war protection grade case that can double as a bulletproof vest that also weights a ton. :lol:

I was impressed enough with the lens but didn't use it as much as I had hoped.  I am finding that zoom lenses are so much more appropriate for races than a fixed lens.  The 200-400mm is really a workhorse lens.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, that is a nice big lens.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

Very nice series, Art.  That is an impressive piece of glass, even if it costs a small fortune.  :o

 

Your puppy looks like he's had a long day.  Makes the viewer wonder what doggy dreams he's having.  :)


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:12 PM

Very nice series, Art.  That is an impressive piece of glass, even if it costs a small fortune.  :o

 

Your puppy looks like he's had a long day.  Makes the viewer wonder what doggy dreams he's having.  :)

 

 

Thanks, Mark.

I would think he is dreaming of. "steaaaaaaaaaak, mmmmmmmmmmm". :lol:


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:52 AM

Thanks, Herman.  Dog? What dog? :lol:
 
That is my buddy, :) .
 


I know. You forget they're a different species sometimes

I've seen this lens used for super thin DOF portraiture as well. Not exactly a walk-around, though.
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 01:44 PM

A walk around? No, that is for sure, it certainly is not.  Way too heavy for that.  In fact, I am not sure how purposeful this lens actually is.  I was thinking about the lens the last few days and I really think the 70-200mm is by far a better choice, more flexibility, lighter and about the same image quality.... not to mention a fraction the price.

 

This is outrageously priced at $8K CDN!  It is a lovely lens, though. No doubt about it.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:22 PM

I used one in a portrait studio days a a second shooter, belonged to the shop.  Nice lens and, back then, not hard to carry. Also, zooms were not that good yet. Now, it hard to justify the cost.


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:21 PM

I used one in a portrait studio days a a second shooter, belonged to the shop.  Nice lens and, back then, not hard to carry. Also, zooms were not that good yet. Now, it hard to justify the cost.

I feel the same way.  My 200-400 (mind you, this comes with a whopping cost as well), is amazing and so versatile.  However, it is big and heavy.  I personally am a huge fan of zooms.  More so than primes.  I find primes very limiting.  You are basically stuck in place and limited in scope in terms of composition.

If you want a new perspective, you have to move. I also agree with your comment on the prices.  A much better deal on Zooms.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:46 AM

But f2 screams to be used in low light. 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:44 AM

But f2 screams to be used in low light.


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