200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
RBFresno
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Re: 200mm f/2 VRI, re: "Heaviness"
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MartynD2oo wrote:

The weight is no problem whatsoever (for me). I can understand how maybe some of the 'old boys' or people with physical disabilities could suffer with the extra few grams but for normal guys its a non topic. Like was mentioned before the first few times you use it you feel it, but you soon get used to it, no big deal.
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Martyn

Hi Martyn.

I'm 63. Although i do get a bit tired using the 200VR hand held for over four or five hours, I consider its weight almost a a non-issue after years of hand holding a 200-400VR and more recently a 500VR (which I admit, I like to use on a monopod).

Here I am hand holding the 200VR:

And to the OP, I am also an amateur, but there are few photogrpahic purchases that I've enjoyed as much as the 200VR.

Some 200VR pics here:

200VR Pics from pBase Gallery

Also to the OP, , please refer back to my comments on Martyn's prior thread for more of my thoughts about the 200VR;

200VR Thread

I was looking through some old images this week and found this one.

Not the best shot I've taken. But it was taken while I was on a casual walk in the local park, near after sunset. And even though it was a hand held "snapshot" and the exposure just 1/25th sec, the VR and the 200VR optics helped at least get something:

Nikon D4 ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
1/25s f/3.2 at 200.0mm iso1600

If I had enough set up time, I might have increased the ISO, opened up the aperture, and maybe stepped back a bit to preserve a usable DOF. Butit seemed as if  the OP was talking about a casual photographer talking snapshots with a 200VR, and I'd say, 'go for it!"

With a little more set up time a better lighting, of course things get better :

Best Regards.

RB

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