Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.
Nikon replaced the older Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED-IF VR with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
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What type of photography is the Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED VR II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Weather Sealed
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II has a maximum diameter of 124mm and total length of 204mm. It weighs 2930g / 103.4 oz.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II has a filter thread of 52mm.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II has a fixed focal lenght of 200mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 300mm.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II with a weather sealed camera body such as Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D850.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 204mm and a weight of 2930g, the Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.12x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.9m. 0.12x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II has a max aperture of F2.0 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 ED glass
- 1 Super ED glass elements
- Nano Crystal coating
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Nikon 200mm f2G ED VR II is available in Black color.
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