Nikon 200 f/2 VR II ?

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smhagger Senior Member • Posts: 1,425
Nikon 200 f/2 VR II ?

Guys/Gals,

It's been a long time and I've taken a break from photography.  Looking to revive my equipment and wanted to 're-add' a 200 f/2 VR lens again.  Was looking to purchase one from B&H, but they don't seem to be in stock.

Is this lens still available?  Searching on it, I saw references to it being discontinued-I hope that's not true?

Has the lens been in stock anywhere recently?  Just looking for info so I can know what to expect as I search to purchase a new lens.

Thanks,

Sean

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Re: Nikon 200 f/2 VR II vs 200VR(I); Here you go
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smhagger wrote:

Guys/Gals,

It's been a long time and I've taken a break from photography. Looking to revive my equipment and wanted to 're-add' a 200 f/2 VR lens again. Was looking to purchase one from B&H, but they don't seem to be in stock.

Is this lens still available? Searching on it, I saw references to it being discontinued-I hope that's not true?

Has the lens been in stock anywhere recently? Just looking for info so I can know what to expect as I search to purchase a new lens.

Thanks,

Sean

Hi!

Some used ones:

BHPhoto 200VR

The VR1 is a much better value. I'd snatch this one up

Adorama 200VR

The VR II has minimally better VR and minimally better coatings:

VR vs VR II 200/2

But for the price difference I'd get the VR, not the VR II (The Adorama used one is a steal.)

Some 200/2 VR pics

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Best regards,

RB

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LensWizard
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I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

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Re: Nikon 200 f/2 VR II ?

LensWizard wrote:

I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

Is that a 300/2.8 VR II with the 200?

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CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

Is that a 300/2.8 VR II with the 200?

No thats the new 120-300 Zoom on the d6

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Re: Nikon 200 f/2 VR II ?

LensWizard wrote:

CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

Is that a 300/2.8 VR II with the 200?

No thats the new 120-300 Zoom on the d6

Oh OK. Should have recognized the foot. Looks great.

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CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

Is that a 300/2.8 VR II with the 200?

No thats the new 120-300 Zoom on the d6

Oh OK. Should have recognized the foot. Looks great.

200 f/2 is on my d5 and have never removed it since i put it on..

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Re: Nikon 200 f/2 VR II ?

LensWizard wrote:

CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

CAT Productions wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

I have seen a new one forsale recently at Adorama and Normans Camera but sold quite quickly.. Have noticed a lot of these higher end prime telephotos out of stock...

Is that a 300/2.8 VR II with the 200?

No thats the new 120-300 Zoom on the d6

Oh OK. Should have recognized the foot. Looks great.

200 f/2 is on my d5 and have never removed it since i put it on..

Nice! It's a good solution for controlling dust on the sensor.

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Incredible photos RB-great work! I remember you from when I was a more active shooter-good to see you're still at it!

Thanks for cutting to the chase on the VR vs VRII. I have my eye on a used VR at the moment and was thinking I may pick up the used VR and maybe buy a used D5 with the money saved as I only have a D750 at the moment (sold my two D3's from shooting weddings several years back when I got burned out). Now that my kids are getting older, and I'm on the brink of becoming a grandpa (albeit, a young one!), I figured it's time to return to capturing memories...

I'll keep an eye out for a VR version-that is the one I had previously anyway and absolutely loved it! Only sold it at the time because the money was better invested in a second D3 for my wife to use during weddings as a second shooter. Otherwise, we both regret parting ways with it...

My youngest two, about 14 years ago...

My eldest, about to make us first time grandparents:

Portrait of my second oldest son:

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LensWizard wrote:

200 f/2 is on my d5 and have never removed it since i put it on..

If I had a 200/2 and more than one camera I'd probably epoxy it on...

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theonetruepath wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

200 f/2 is on my d5 and have never removed it since i put it on..

If I had a 200/2 and more than one camera I'd probably epoxy it on...

Yes it has been affixed to one of my D5's since I bought the 200 and d5 about 4 years ago and never been off...

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smhagger wrote:

Incredible photos RB-great work! I remember you from when I was a more active shooter-good to see you're still at it!

Thanks for cutting to the chase on the VR vs VRII. I have my eye on a used VR at the moment and was thinking I may pick up the used VR and maybe buy a used D5 with the money saved as I only have a D750 at the moment (sold my two D3's from shooting weddings several years back when I got burned out). Now that my kids are getting older, and I'm on the brink of becoming a grandpa (albeit, a young one!), I figured it's time to return to capturing memories...

I'll keep an eye out for a VR version-that is the one I had previously anyway and absolutely loved it! Only sold it at the time because the money was better invested in a second D3 for my wife to use during weddings as a second shooter. Otherwise, we both regret parting ways with it...

My youngest two, about 14 years ago...

My eldest, about to make us first time grandparents:

Portrait of my second oldest son:

So charming! Wow!

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Lovely, a girl?!

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Lovely, a girl?!

Stray cat that turned up about 12 years ago and we still have him..

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Tord S Eriksson wrote:

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Lovely, a girl?!

Stray cat that turned up about 12 years ago and we still have him..

He then! Great shots!

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LensWizard wrote:

theonetruepath wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

200 f/2 is on my d5 and have never removed it since i put it on..

If I had a 200/2 and more than one camera I'd probably epoxy it on...

Yes it has been affixed to one of my D5's since I bought the 200 and d5 about 4 years ago and never been off...

L W

Your biceps must be very well developed by now then . . . :-)!!!

Best,

V G

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Tord S Eriksson wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

Tord S Eriksson wrote:

LensWizard wrote:

Lovely, a girl?!

Stray cat that turned up about 12 years ago and we still have him..

He then! Great shots!

Well anyways the lens is very very special and really does not disappoint..

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