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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII

30 November 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • excellent build quality,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre across the whole aperture range,
  • very good or even great image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • efficient optical stabilization,
  • chromatic aberration decently corrected,
  • negligible distortion,
  • almost imperceptible coma,
  • very low astigmatism,
  • sensibly corrected vignetting,
  • good work against bright light,
  • silent, accurate and lightning quick autofocus,
  • rich accessory kit.

Cons:

  • high price.

There is no need to go on at length about anything in this summary. The Nikkor AF-S 200 MM f/2G ED VRII is a flawless lens - if you need an instrument with such parameters and you can afford it you shouldn’t hesitate one single moment.


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Some people might be surprised that the 2.0/200 VR II is more expensive than the 2.8/300 VR II. Well, it shouldn’t be surprising. Both lenses feature the front element (so the entrance pupil) of a similar size and in such a case the shorter focal length a lens has the more difficult the correction of any optical aberrations is. The number of optical elements is also a factor here – the 200 mm lens has as many as 13 of them whereas the 300 mm device – only 11.


Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary

Sample shots

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.65 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.01 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/60 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.51 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.17 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.58 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/640 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.66 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.64 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.13 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.4 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.19 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.99 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.6 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/3200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 10.69 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.67 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.93 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.06 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.36 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 10.5 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.77 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 11.34 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/640 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 10.35 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.38 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 13.26 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 12.06 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 200 mm f/2G ED VRII - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/125 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.66 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.41 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/80 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.88 MB



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