Showcase Nikon 200mm f/2 VR - Part I

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A couple images from the funeral of Tattoo Charlie in Louisville Kentucky last week. Both were stopped down to f/2.5.

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Dressed to the nines

These are contestants waiting to enter the arena at the World Championship Horse Show, Louisville Kentucky. I think the young man looks like a page from GQ. The look on the young lady's face makes me wonder what is going through her head as she waits.

Both were captured at f/2.2

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After watching this tread more than 1 month... i think i'm ready to buy Nikon 200 F2 VR next month :)
I'm saving my money to buy this lens
the results that being posted over here are amazing.... it's always make me drolling every time i saw it
it's because all of you guys!! (I have to cancel my Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 instead i will just buy Nikon 17-35mm F2.8 and Nikon 200 F2 VR) :biggrin:


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Dreamy soft......this morning, indoors in very little light.

D2x, Nikkor Ai-S 200mm f/2.0 (available light)
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I FINALLY BOUGHT THIS LENS!!!
Now my wallet feels so light... hhahaahaa
here is a pic of it sitting nicely on my dry-box (sorry for the bad quality of the pic, i was too excited this morning hehehe)


I haven't got a change to try it out.
Can't wait to try it out :)

Andree
(I promised that this is the MOST EXPENSIVE LENS that i ever bought!) ^^
 
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congratulation

this will also your heaviest lens. I always handheld , lazy using monpod or tripod:biggrin:
 
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Wow, there are some awesome shots in here! Wish I could afford one to throw on my D200 :-( Oh well, maybe someday...
Is there anything under $2k that can approach this quality?
 
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Wow, there are some awesome shots in here! Wish I could afford one to throw on my D200 :-( Oh well, maybe someday...
Is there anything under $2k that can approach this quality?
70-200/2.8 VR comes fairly close in my opinion. Maybe it will be different with a different camera though.

180/2.8 should come fairly close as well.
 
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wow andree.. post some shots !
i dont have time to try out this lens yet!!
However, this morning my friend came to my house with his son...
IT'S A GOOD CHANGE TO TRY IT OUT! :biggrin:
my hand already itching since 3 days ago! hahahahah

(the light condition was very bad... it was dark! therefore i push the iso up to iso 800)

here is the picture :)
Nikon D2Xs
Iso 800
Speed 1/30 Hand Held
Aperture F2



Andree ^^
Note: I cant believe i can still get a sharp picture using 1/30 handheld WOW!! this lens is ROCK!
 
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I have both the 70-200/2.8 and the 200/2.0 and in my humble opinion they are not comparable. The bokeh of the 200/2 is unreached.
Agreed :tongue:

Today I tested the also very good and much praised AF 180mm f2.8 against the AFS VR 200mm f2, and only at f5.6 the 180mm f2.8 comes fairly close. At f2.8 the difference is clearly visible and CA also bothers the 180mm quite a bit at that aperture. I have the comparison in Photoshop layers now, so it's fairly easy to compare all the test results at various sizes.
 
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I have both the 70-200/2.8 and the 200/2.0 and in my humble opinion they are not comparable. The bokeh of the 200/2 is unreached.
I confirm
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Sorry for the recurring subject, but this lens is fun :smile:.

D2x, Ai-S 200mm f/2.0 (wide open, available light)
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Sorry for the recurring subject, but this lens is fun :smile:.

D2x, Ai-S 200mm f/2.0 (wide open, available light)
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No need to apologize! You really know how the get the most out of this exotic glass :wink:
 
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