Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Lens

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Three ED Element, One Super ED Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
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Built for speed, the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II from Nikon is a fast medium telephoto lens well-suited for photographing portraiture, wildlife, sports, and other fast-moving subjects. Characterized by its bright f/2 maximum aperture, this lens is an apt performer in low-light conditions and also is ideal for using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. Its sophisticated optical design employs one Super ED element along with three additional extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are also used to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity. Complementing the optics is a Silent Wave Motor, which affords fast and precise autofocus, and VR II image stabilization compensates for up to three stops of camera shake.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Overview

Built for speed, the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II from Nikon is a fast medium telephoto lens well-suited for photographing portraiture, wildlife, sports, and other fast-moving subjects. Characterized by its bright f/2 maximum aperture, this lens is an apt performer in low-light conditions and also is ideal for using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. Its sophisticated optical design employs one Super ED element along with three additional extra-low dispersion elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are also used to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity. Complementing the optics is a Silent Wave Motor, which affords fast and precise autofocus, and VR II image stabilization compensates for up to three stops of camera shake.

Medium telephoto prime is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 300mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/2 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also enables extensive control over depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus techniques.
One Super ED element and three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Removable, rotating tripod collar benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021888

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Specs

Focal Length200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance6.2' / 1.89 m
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.88 x 7.99" / 124 x 203 mm
Weight6.38 lb / 2900 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.5 x 11 x 11"
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Can this be used with teleconvertor

Can this be used with teleconvertor
Asked by: Anonymous
I did comparison shots between Nikkor 200mm f/2G VR II + Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17 II (340mm f/3.3) vs Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D AF-S II without TC. I would never consider using Nikkor 200mm f/2G VR II with teleconverter attached. The images appear soft.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-18

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Is this varifocal or parfocal?
Asked by: Chris
Those terms apply to zoom lenses. This is a prime single focal length lens. Since it cannot zoom parfocal (focus remains accurate with zooming) and varifocal (focus changes with zooming) do not apply.
Answered by: William E H.
Date published: 2020-02-27

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Is the aperture constant while zooming?
Asked by: Chris
This is a prime lens that does not zoom. It has a focal length of 200mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2020-02-18

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Can someone recommend a good not super priced monopod for this?
Asked by: Sean
Personally, I would not use a monopod with this heavy lens, because I would be worried the weight would tip it over during a moment of inattention. I just purchased a Cotton Carrier Camera Vest with a steady shot bracket. The lens may be too heavy for that, but it was worth a try. You might take a look.
Answered by: Charles Alan C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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does this lens have a protective front glass built into ti? if so, is the protective glass also a filter of some kind?
Asked by: willie
The front element of glass is supercoated and protective in its own right. There is no option to mount filters on the front. It does have an option to use drop-in type filters.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Comparing the 2.8 70-200 zoom vs. 2.0 200 fixed? Aside from the larger maximum aperture (2.0 vs. 2.8), does the 2.0 200 offer better image quality, performance, etc. than the 70-200 zoom. I've been pleased so far with the 70-200 zoom, using it for sports as well as portrait and environmental photos. But have always wondered -- with all lenses -- whether there is an inherent comprise with a zoom lens.
Asked by: Anonymous
I have both lenses. The 2.0 200 lens is superior for portrait work with more light and great bokeh. It is an incremental difference, not monumental. If you like the sharpness of fixed length lenses, you will really enjoy the 2.0 200. The only negative is the weight increase. I would not recommend the 2.0 200 for sports due to the fixed focal length compared to the 2.8 70-200 zoom.
Answered by: Tom O.
Date published: 2020-02-25

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According to the Nikon website the AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED is archived. Is it the same as the above Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II? Will the latter be discontinued?
Asked by: Anonymous
Will the IF-ED version be discontinued ? Yes. Is it so inferior to the VRII ? Absolutely not ! There are quite a few people we know that continue to use the IF-ED versions of Nikon's pro glass with amazing results. We just upgraded to the 200mm VRII ourselves and have come to find that Nikon will be yet again upgrading the 200mm focal length and above with a fluorine coating and other tweaks. It's almost impossible to afford to keep up with technology these days. With all that being said, if an IF-ED version is in your price range and you can find one used that was treated with only a moderate amount of TLC, go for it ! You won't be disappointed.
Answered by: kurt l.
Date published: 2020-02-26

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I want to buy this lens to use it with my Nikkor AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-20E lll 2x do I loose much sharpness? How about Auto Focus Speed?Is this lens sharper than the Nikkor AF-S 300mm F/2.8 ED VR ll ?Thank you for your Help. Ozy Lopez
Asked by: Anonymous
A 2x teleconverter lowers the amount of light by two stops which will in most cases lower the focus speed. The converter optics so adding a lens to another lens which is what you are doing is not going to improve a lens. The converter is one of the best so it will change any lens using it but about the least compared too many others of this kind.The 200 and 300mm lens are really very good and optically very similar. The 200mm is a faster lens at f/2 compared to the 300mm which is f/2.8.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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