Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras – Reviews & Compare Deals

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200mm D-Series micro lens for Nikon cameras

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Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

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  • 200mm; F/4.0; Micro lens
  • D-Series; Uses 62mm filter
  • Lens not zoomable
  • An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to...
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Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras, Nikon

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  1. For the life of me I don’t know why didn’t I get this lens years ago. I missed a lot of really great shots because I was using the wrong lens; I lacked adequate working distance. The working distance with this lens makes all the difference in the world. If what you’re shooting gets spooked and exits stage left, you’re left without a shot.This is the third Macro lens I’ve shot with and it’ll likely be the last. It’s just that good. I’m still learning the lens and am in the honeymoon phase, but I’m entirely smitten with this thing. Sharp at any aperture, my early experience tells me that 7.1 and above is where it’s at its best. It’s built like a tank with a metal crinkle coated body and integral tripod mount that rotates 360′. Ergonomics couldn’t be any better.This lens was released in 1993 and some say it’s overdue for an update. I think the reason its been around for 22 years without needing an update is because it’s so great at what it does. The only update I think it could use is maybe add the Silent Wave Motor; if by doing so it speeds up the auto-focus and makes it quieter without sacrificing its already superb accuracy. The current Auto-focus is very accurate but it’s loud by today’s standards and although it’s fast, it doesn’t feel like it’s instantaneous like some of the newer lenses do. This is more of a nice to have feature as I’ve rarely even had the auto-focus turned on. The manual focus is so smooth and easy to nail dead on with the focus ring covering over a third of the lens. Auto-focus might come in handy for fast moving subjects where manually acquiring focus might cause you to miss a fleeting moment.Here are a few photos taken with the lens. The butterfly photo is cropped quite a bit, taken at F/10.0, 1/320 shutter speed at ISO 160. The raspberry is an untouched JPEG right out of the camera taken at f/4.8, 1/50 shutter speed at ISO 560. With the raspberry photo I used 68mm of Kenko extension tubes. The bee was taken at f/4.8, 1/200 shutter speed at ISO 400 and was focused via the lens auto-focus system and handheld; this was one of just two attempts.

  2. The stand off distance alone is worth the price for this excellent Macro from Nikon. I have had mine for about two years and I have zero complaints. Small flowers, insects, bird nests, it is fast, and gives tack sharp pictures edge to edge in the conditions you are shooting. BEST MANUAL FOCUS EVER. I am especially a fan of photo stacking using images with this lens… Use a ring flash and you can get studio quality shots out in the boonies. It is crazy heavy… it will wear you out swinging it by hand.. but in post processing you will grin over every ache and pain it created for you.

  3. Great lens! Slow focus – mostly due to the long range for focusing, due to the gearing for fine tuning in the macro range. But, since I bought it for macro, it does everything I need it to. I’ve also used it as a 200mm, and it’s quite clear for that range, too, just not fast focusing. Great lens.

  4. I purchased this lens to use with my Nikon D7200. It arrived on time and in good condition. I’ve only taken it to the field once, but based on that I think it was a good purchase. Compared to my Nikon 28-300mm zoom lens, it produces images of superior sharpness with little or no chromatic aberration at normal distances. A casual macro test gave results similar to the 60mm Micro Nikkor but with greater working distance.It’s long and heavy. I was unable to take a sharp photo shooting offhand, so I’ll be using a tripod with this lens from now on. The tripod mount is sturdy; I had no problem using it with a Manfrotto quick release plate. Auto focus is noisy and not as fast as AF on my newer zoom lens. It’s especially slow when changing from close to far and vice versa – it seems to rack all the way in (or out), then all the way back to the correct focus. This takes a couple of seconds, which seems like a long time when you’re accustomed to more modern lenses. However, once it’s got the range small focus adjustments are reasonably fast and accurate. Manual focus is not a problem.I intend using this mainly as a macro lens, both in the field and in the workshop. I’l update this review after I’ve used it this way for a while.

  5. Great lens, made in Japan. Take care of this lens and it will last your lifetime. I have taken some amazing photos with it.

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