200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Van Griff Senior Member • Posts: 1,256
Have You Considered . . .
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. . . either of the DC lenses???

The 105 DC or 135 DC . . . both f/2 . . . and both provide exquisite bokeh!

If you have $4K to spend on the exotic 200 f/2 and are happy with that . . . then by all means go for it . . . but . . . if you would like to get a much more manageable lens . . . ie a lot lighter . . . for a quarter of the price . . . the 105 is prob around $800 used and the 135 around $1000 - 1100 used . . . that would leave you a lot of cash over to either upgrade your body or add additional lenses to your repertoire . . . and the DC lenses both provide exquisite photographs with creamy bokeh . . . you get the same aperture at f/2 with either of the DC lenses in a much lighter package . . . you have the 200mm length covered with your 70-200 . . . albeit at f/2.8 . . . for a hi end or pro user then the 200 is a very viable lens . . . but for an amateur and/or somewhat casual user I would be very inclined to go the DC route . . . check them out . . . they are stellar lenses! . . . I have the 105 DC . . . it is my fav lens . . . and hope to add a 135 DC at some point in time as well!

Most DC owners . . . love their lens!

Good luck with your decision!

Best,

V G

 Van Griff's gear list:Van Griff's gear list
Nikon D700 Nikon D7000 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 105mm f/2D DC +30 more
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