200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
anotherMike Veteran Member • Posts: 9,083
Re: 200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?
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Two comments:

1) The 200/2G, in either VR-1 or VR-II incarnations, is one of the best lenses EVERY made, any brand, any format. I've used over 50 Nikkors plus countless lenses in other brands across 35 years, and purely from an image quality standpoint, the 200/2G is at the top. Only the Zeiss 135/2 Apo Sonnar,the 400/2.8G AFS VR-II and a select few others are in the same class from where I sit, so it's an exclusive group. The perfect example of what a very talented lens designer can do when given no budget restrictions.

2) However, watch it on a D600/D610; the mount construction on those bodies really wasn't meant for the heavy exotics, so do NOT carry the combo by the camera at all and watch how you transport the combo as a general rule.

I'd be shocked if you were to get it and not fall completely in love with it. Be warned it is one heavy son of a gun though...

-m

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