Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II

Last Updated (06 January’13):
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The Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II features 200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.2. The lens construction has 13 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 12°20′. Closest focusing distance at 6.2ft. and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II lens weighs 103.4 oz. (2930g) and it measures 4.9 inches in diameter and 8.0 inches long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Features & Specifications

Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II Specifications

An exciting update to the NIKKOR line is the new AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR lens, an incredibly quick f/2 telephoto lens that incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II Image Stabilization system which provides up to four stops of correction to assist in creating blur-free images while shooting hand-held or for when capturing D-Movie video content.

The addition of Nano Crystal Coat optical coating minimizes internal and external flare – especially when subject are backlit. For those who like to mount their lenses on a tripod, there’s Nikon’s Tripod Detection Mode which allows users to keep VR image stabilization on and active. Its large maximum aperture not only allows you to shoot in situations where there is very little light, it also allows you to isolate your subject against an otherwise busy background by limiting its depth-of-field making it ideal for shooting indoor or outdoor sports, nature, portrait and fashion.

Fast, Prime Telephoto Lens
Upgraded, fast, f/2 prime telephoto lens with Nikon VR II image stabilization and Nano Crystal Coat produces razor sharp images under the most demanding conditions including indoor sports, wildlife or portraiture.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Automatic Tripod Detection Mode
Engages VR image stabilization when mounted on a tripod to minimize camera shake that occurs at shutter release.

Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and internal lens flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

Super ED Glass Element
Super ED glass excels at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration and offers low refractive index and lower dispersion. Also Super ED Glass is more resilient to rapid temperature changes.

3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.

Three Focus Modes
A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Rugged Construction
Featuring enhanced dust and moisture-resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Fully compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
Full functionality with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II, TC-20E II and TC-20EIII Teleconverters.

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