D850 + 200F2 = Magic

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Taking advantage of nice morning light in the yard with Roxy. Taken with the D850 & 200F2 @ F2.

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The 200mmf2, or also nicknamed chubby, is really the only lens I miss after I moved to sony.
Sony has nothing to compete with the look. Sony has a wonderful 135mm1.8 but there is something about the 200.
I have it sitting here as I can never sell it- even though I will likely never shoot with it again.
Beautiful image.
People talk too much about what a camera can do, in my opinion it is in the lens where magic starts.
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I like a nice blurry background, but there is a point where I find it overdone. This leaves me asking why bother with the setting when there is no context remaining. This is a beautiful portrait. I do wonder if I would like it even more if I had less blur and more context.
 
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I like a nice blurry background, but there is a point where I find it overdone. This leaves me asking why bother with the setting when there is no context remaining. This is a beautiful portrait. I do wonder if I would like it even more if I had less blur and more context.
It all depends on what you are going for. This is exactly what I wanted. The back ground provides the color while the dog is the focal point. I don’t use this lens enough and sometimes I forget that I have it. I rarely stop it down when I do use it.
 
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I loved my 200 f/2, which I named "Bertha," but yeah, I didn't use that lens all that often, which was a real shame. Beautiful lens, capable of creating fantastic results. I agree with Gary that the Sony 135 f/1.8, while a wonderful lens, too, just isn't quite the same.....
I almost switched to Sony, but I have so much Nikon glass that it wouldn’t make sense. I rented an A7IV and while I liked it, it felt like a toy in my big hands. When something comes along that can do things that my D5 or D850 can’t do, I’ll think about it.
 
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Total obliteration of the background and love the lighting of Roxy.
I almost got one of these last year which would have turned out to be the dumbest thing I ever did, and that says a lot.
 
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