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An optical masterpiece for long range shooting.

The exceptional AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED combines an ultra-fast f/2 maximum aperture, superior NIKKOR optical design and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization for unrivaled prime telephoto performance. A flagship of the NIKKOR lineup, it’s a favorite of professionals and serious shooters seeking amazingly sharp images with beautiful depth of field in any setting. It’s ideal for low-light sports and concert photography, subject-isolating portraits and much more.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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IF Lens

Unrivaled image quality

Nothing enhances the defining moment of a photo quite like a tack-sharp subject on a smooth blurred background. With an incredibly fast f/2 aperture, the AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED delivers these results and more. Superb low-light performance, Nikon’s superior Vibration Reduction (VR) image stablization technology with panning detection, legendary NIKKOR optics and more ensure you’ll achieve truly stunning results no matter what the subject or shooting situation.

Superlative performance

The AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED combines legendary NIKKOR optics with a host of advanced Nikon lens technologies to help produce exceptional images in challenging situations. Vibration Reduction enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would be otherwise possible. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing with seamless manual focus override. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) nearly eliminates ghosting and lens flare, and Internal Focusing (IF) enables the most compact, lightweight lens possible.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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The big Kahuna The 200 vr 2.0 is a legendary lens. It is just sooo sharp throughout the range. I love shooting it wide open or near wide open as it has the "look" which screams "200 vr 2.0 did this." Used in combination with my D3, it is a joy to shoot, albeit somewhat heavy. And when you show up with it, you get instant "cred" so it is going to get you noticed. Although it is not for every situation, this is my favorite lens, gives outstanding results. July 30, 2010
Rent this once, you will be buying it! It is funny...photography even after 35 years is still a passionate thing. You find yourself, mid-workflow, pausing to admire a shot that just got everything right...this is a feeling I have known since my first print appeared in the tray as a kid. It is why we do what we do, it is the sweet treat amid the noise of all the thousands of shots that were good, salable, but imminently forgettable. What I am telling you is this lens delivers a lot more of those moments to you. This thing just kills, period. Sharpness, contrast and saturation like 3D, bokeh of all lenses should be defined by this one...fast and quiet AF, has a memory recall setting, superb VR, internal filters, and a really great case. I shoot live theatre for Playbill and programs, promotionals, lobby posters, etc. It can focus accurately on moving subjects in nearly total darkness on my D3s, I am not kidding....what a joy! Anyway when this lens was announced I had rented this a few times, experienced more workflow pauses admiring the results, and found myself jonesing for these results on other shoots. Wide open, shooting a face full frame, the difference between the liquid crystal clear eyes and the bokeh melted and so even and smooth near the nape of the neck, hair and shoulders is wonderful... definitely a money shot. It is big and thick and heavy, and not something you can handhold for long, and I am a big guy with large hands. All of 10 lbs+ with the body, so at least a monopod is needed, I added a big RRS plate to the tripod foot for greater stability, and usually enjoy this lens best on a gimbaled head with a sturdy tripod, so I can enjoy its optics almost weightlessly. I honestly have gotten more client comments on the drama and impact of the images this amazing lens delivers than in any other single piece of gear I have owned in 35 years. It is not cheap, and Nikon does not make many of them, so they are tough to get... just rent one to see what I mean, and you will find yourself lining up to buy one before you know it. July 30, 2010
Superb My "go to" lens for any type of action photography. Fast and once I fine-tuned my focus on my D700, it's sharp as can be! July 30, 2010
One of the faster and sharpness lens i ever had. Good for sport out/indor and some shy portrate,good on low light and superb results with film July 27, 2010
Fast, sharp, bokah! This lens will not disappoint. Definitely the most powerful tool in my bag for sports and portraits. The additional benefit is the muscles you develop by carrying it around. July 30, 2010
good to short a photo, i never ever seen good len like it before July 27, 2010
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Has anyone used this lens with a Red Epic camera? Do you know if it provides both electronic iris and focus?

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