200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Landsandgrooves Regular Member • Posts: 244
Re: For those of you who want one...
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I have the 200mm f/2 V1, the 135mm f/2 DC, 70-200mm f/2.8 (and a dozen others).  D7000, D700, D800, etc.

Absolutely LOVE the 135mm.  Never do move the DC off the 0 centerpoint.  Crazy sharp lens.

I use the 70-200 f/2.8 all the time.  Incredible lens.

I use the 200mm f/2 much less than either of those.  But . . . it's PFM.  Pure Fricking Magic.  It's much more than the sharpness, or the bokeh, or whatever.  It's a sense . . . a feeling . . . a texture . . . a creamyness (while at the same time being tack sharp).  More than the 55 f/1.5, the 85, the . . . well, really, anything.   I've had a bunch of Leicas, Nikons, Pentaxes, Olympuses, with the best lenses they all make.  Nothing, ever, had the look of this lens.

Sometimes I think of selling it because it doesn't get used much.  I really should.

But then, I look at the images.  OMG.  PFM.

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Tom Gresham

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