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Nikon 200mm f/4 AF Micro Nikkor

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#1 Dallas


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 15:46

Please post your opinions of this lens here. This topic will be indexed on our LENSES page. Kindly keep your comments related to your experiences with this lens.
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#2 dond



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Posted 20 December 2009 - 03:23

I just noticed this lens hasn't received any comments at all.

Here's my 0.02.

I haven't gotten much use on the D3 yet, these were both taken with D2h. Orchid with a low power fill flash, f11, 1/60 and the Clivia in natural light f22, 1/25.

I have found that manual focus and extreme attention to DOF is required.

My next project with it will be winter lichen and moss, working to balance natural winter low light with some fill flash - some kind of flash holder attached to the lens mount foot is necessary to get the flash out over the lens. Off camera will work too but I don't have a wireless trigger yet.

Tripod mandatory, of course.

Couldn't let this lens post from Dallas go unanswered any longer.


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#3 slm


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:16

Hi Don

I guess that everyone that have been working with this lens agree on that it absolutely super cool  :)

I really do like your pictures. Especially the first one.

Here's another orchid (lady slippers).

-- Søren

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 17:53


Just few shots to show you what this lens can do in terms of color saturation, sharpness and bokeh.

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As to image quality, this lens performs, in my opinion, "above the average" to "outstanding". Its building quality is excellent, too. However, its practical use isn't so easy, mostly because it is heavy,  its focus is critical and a good tripod is strongly recommended.

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#5 Pa


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:37

I've only had mine for a couple of months, but I voted it a "5".

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 19:25

/Users/paulrichards/Pictures/jaguar/_PR19578cropped.jpg Just arrived .New 200 F4 Micro Lens . First impression well made Auto focus seems ok no slower than other nikon lenses So far so good

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 12:29

I have just recently bought this lens and find it truly amazing with regard to sharpness . Ok its heavy , its main use is manual for Macro work, F4 ???? None Vr. However these factors are unimportant for macro work, It feels like the lenses Nikon use to make. I spoke to Nikon Uk before aquiring this lens and not one single Nikon dealer had this lens in Stock. Apparently only 12,000 of these lenses have ever been made , so if you see a second hand one, snap it up, If you are serious about macro work , this lens is King

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