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Powerful telephoto macro lens for maximum working distance.

The extra-long 200mm focal length of the AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED provides maximum working distance between you and your subject, ideal for shooting flowers, insects and other tiny wildlife at a distance that won’t disturb them. Internal Focusing (IF) allows the lens to focus without changing size, another major plus for close-up shooting. Create stunning 1:1 reproduction ratio images with ease.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
A-M
IF Lens
CRC (Close Range Correction) System

Details from a distance

Telephoto reach for greater versatility

With a 1.6 ft. (0.5 m) working distance, the AF Micro NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED lets you create remarkable life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) images of insects, flowers and other wildlife without disturbing them. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures high contrast and tack-sharp images.

Superior Micro NIKKOR optics

Truly outstanding close-up performance

Legendary in the world of close-up photography, Micro NIKKOR lenses deliver superior life-size images of striking clarity without additional accessories. The AF Micro NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED is no exception. It combines that rich legacy of NIKKOR optics with advanced Nikon lens technologies to empower your D-SLR to peak performance in close-up applications.

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.
A-M
A-M
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
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.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations, for it provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range.
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Super Sharp Lens with Awesome Resolution! I have been using this lens for detailed medical product photography and the resolution of this lens is absolutely stunning. I never use autofocus for macro shooting. I always manual focus so that I can control the depth of field. Combine a macro focusing rail to this lens and you will have the ultimate in focusing control without having to handhold or move your tripod constantly to achieve your reproduction ratio. The most wonderful part of this lens is that I can keep it far enough away from my subject to manipulate the subject without moving the camera out of the way. It also makes for a really great auto focus portrait lens that blows out the background quite cleanly. I have to say that the old 55 Micro was my go to for flat field copy work, the 105 Micro has been my money lens for years but this lens is absolutely exquisite for small product or insect photography. Go for as many megapixels you can afford and this lens will meet the challenge. I use a Nikon D3X and I am sure that this lens could easily resolve a 36 Megapixel D800E. If you want a professional lens that sets the bar for Macro photography, you found it! December 27, 2013
Worth every penny I had been doing a lot of macro work in the field lately, both with extension tubes and the 105mm macro, but wanted to be able to get really good shots of insects which are difficult to say the least! I decided to get this lens, and the first time I used it I got a shot of red ants as good as any I've seen. I shot with my F6, 400 speed color neg, was shooting at 1000 shutter priority, handheld laying on my stomach. At near 1:1 I got a shot of two ants that came out perfect. Other shots had detail and were good technically, but the focus locked on the wrong spot or couldn't keep up with the ants. I got the photo attached. The first ant is carrying that stick, and the second was escorting it. The shot is so sharp you can see the texture of the ants skin and the hair on it's legs. Anyone that cannot take a good photo with this lens either has no idea how to use it or is working with something that is broken! June 13, 2012
Quite a tool! I bought this lens for hand held macro shots of insects with an R1-C1 flash system and a D300 camera. At long distances, my test images were extremely sharp and contrasty from full aperture down. In the macro range, from 1:3 to 1:1, I found that the weight of the lens and the 6X magnification made quite difficult finding the subject and focusing. In manual focus mode, even with strong arms, it is difficult to keep the subject in focus for the fraction of a second required to shoot. An approach that gave good results was presetting a distance, then, in AF mode, letting the lens do the final adjustment and shooting without delay. The quality of the results is at par with the 105mm micro, with the added advantage of twice the working distance. February 26, 2012
extremely sharp This lens is perhaps my sharpest lens. I really love to use it even though it is not versatile. It does the job for which it was intended and one could not find a better quality lens anywhere July 31, 2011
My favorite Nikon lens! I have been shooting with Nikon for about two and a half years. My favorite type of photography is macro. I love to shoot flowers of all kinds. This lens is superb! It is solidly built and takes tack sharp photos. It is a heavy lens, so a good tripod is a must. I have taken some shots with success without a tripod, but they were not macro shots. I still prefer to use a tripod simply because of the weight on my D300 camera. A local camera shop told me that the 200mm is a fantastic landscape lens as well. I'm so glad I was given this advice! I was strictly using it for macro photography and was very surprised at the results after trying it on wildlife and landscapes! I finally got a great photo of Mt. Rainier, here in Washington, with this lens! A very elusive subject due to the weather. Of all of the lenses I own, this is by far my "baby" lens. My other favorite lens is the 60 mm macro, which I had for about a year prior to getting the 200mm. July 22, 2011
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Can this lens be used with a tele converter (TC)?

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However old TC-200 and TC-201 will fit AF 200 f/4D Macro.
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Don't use teleconverter or tube in a field because it have a light-loss and with 200mm lens you need more than 100mm tube to get Macro range. (10:1~1:1) Try close-up filter 4T, 6T will fit but Nikon was discontinued it.
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No. Having said that extension tubes do work to get you in that bit closer, I have a set of Kenco's I use on mine and they work well.
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Will this lens work with a D5000

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I have been using my D5000 for years and am hoping to get this lens but need to know if it works with what I have.
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It'll work but in manual mode only and not AF mode because it hasn't a built in motor
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Yes it will work but it will not autofocus but that is not a problem with this lens as nearly all the time you will manual focus with it, af is slow anyway and not really of much use when getting in close, if you have the chance to buy one do so it is probably, if not the, best micro lens ever made, sharp corner to corner, i could go on, and yes I do own one.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D5000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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is this lens the imported 200mm mircro lens

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Depends wher you are for it to be imported. It is the only 200mm Nikon make so no matter where you are it will ahve been imported in some way.
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will this micro 200mm lens work with my D7000?

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If it does work with a DX, what effect will I notice when using this lens withmy D7000
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Yes it will work, effective 300mm focal length.
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It will not autofocus on the d3100 you will have to manually focus.
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Is the current 200mm upgraded in any way from a model purchased 5 years ago?

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No, there is only one AF-D 200mm
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Why is the 200mm micro lens not on the recommended list for the d800 camera?

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No idea, but none of the older AF lenses are on the list. The 200 micro is a fantastic lens and works great with the D800.
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AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED will autofocus with the FX and DX body that has the auto focus motor built into the body. If the camera is not equipt with this motor, the lens will not autofocus. Nikon cannot speculate about future products or product updates until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com
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