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Nikon 200mm f4 Micro - should I go for it?


Estoril, PT
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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010
Fri 21-Sep-12 08:33 AM

Somewhat a rarity on this part of the world, a used one has surfaced for sale on a local interet forum.

The price is really tempting, and going for it just for the value might be reason enough.

I have no doubt that this lens excels at macro, but that is really not my area of interest. Might be later on, who knows?

Well, but an f4 tele is still an f4 tele, although AF is supposed to be slow... sports and kids are out, I reckon, and low-light concerts may be difficult.

However, for compressed portraits under controlled conditions that would not be a problem.

Any opinions on this? Should I jump the gun?

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