Nikon 200mm f/4.0 D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor

Last updated (20 July’10):
- Review by Ephotozine

The Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor features 200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/4. The lens construction has 13 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 12.6 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.6ft.(0.5m) and has a filter size of 62mm. The Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor lens weighs 41.8 oz. (1185g) and it measures 3 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.

Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor and writes;
“Distortions and aberrations of all kinds are well controlled, as they should be with the inclusion of ED glass. Sharpness is good within this limited depth-of-field.”
rating: N/A

Photozone reviews the Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor and writes;
“The Micro-Nikkor AF 200mm f/4 D ED is an excellent lens with no real weaknesses. The resolution figures are very good to excellent. The vignetting at f/4 is not field relevant and both the distortion and CA characteristic are outstanding. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is exceptionally smooth and buttery. Typical for such oldies the build quality is superb whereas the old-style AF (driven by the camera) is very slow but then macro photographers tend to prefer to focus manually anyway. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor and writes;
“It is so sharp, even wide-open, that I thought it was stopped down. I had to check my data to make sure that it really was wide open. Likewise, I had to keep checking that my D3 really was set at 12 MP, since pixel-by-pixel it is so sharp that I thought for sure I had my D3 turned down to a lower resolution, where it’s much easier to create sharp pixels when there are fewer of them.”
Rating: ★★★★★

User Opinions

Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor User Reviews

Excellent lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is an excellent lens which gives you a sharp photographic image. But it is a little bit heavy. “ – by Geoffrey Zhang

Top of the line if you can find it | Rating: ★★★★★
“So far I enjoy this lens, and use it on a D80 and D300 for the reach. Have not tried it yet on my D700, but suspect great results on full frame too. Very satisfied with the purchase. May be expensive, but after trying Tamron and Sigma lenses, I’m sticking with Nikon.” – by D. Sano

The de facto standard in long Macro lenses | Rating: ★★★★★
“That MASSIVE focus ring that occupies the entire front half of the maw seems like overkill — until you use it, and then it makes perfect sense. The manual focus seems, for lack of a better word, hydraulic. It is *so* smooth, *so* precise, and *so* consistent you’ll think your flanges are swimming through heavy cream. Equally adept at non-macro photography — really an exceptional long *portrait* lens in its own right — a quick switch of the AF selector makes this lens focus surprisingly quick.” – by Brendan Getchel

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Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-Nikkor Specifications

Legendary in the world of close-up photography, superior Micro Nikkor performance delivers images of striking clarity while providing reproduction ratios of up to 1:1 without additional accessories. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures apochromatic-like performance with high contrast and sharper images. Focuses from infinity to 19.4 inches (1:1 reproduction ratio). The extra-long focal length of this lens provides the most versatile in working distance. Internal Focusing (IF) improves handling and focusing operation. A/M (Automatic/Manual) switch.


Camera Format: 35 mm SLR
Lens Type: Fixed Focal Length Lens
Focal Length: 200mm
Lens Max Aperture: f/4
Min Aperture: f/32
Focus Type: Autofocus
Other Features
Closest Focusing Distance: 19.4 in
Picture Angle: 12.2 degrees
Attachment / Filter Size: 62 mm
Macro Lens: Without Macro Lens
Groups / Elements: 13 Elements in 8 Groups
Diameter: 3 in
Length: 7.59 in
Weight: 41.97 oz

See also: Lens Reviews | Nikon Lenses

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