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LucVN

Brussels, BE
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Mon 06-Sep-04 11:56 AM

Hi All,

Nikon AFS 200mm f/2 VR
http://users.pandora.be/LVN/images/Nikon200mm.jpg
I have both manual 200mm f/2 and AFS 200mm f/2 lenses.
The new AFS version is a bit heavier but more compact than the manual version.
The new hood (HK-31) is also very well designed, and altough it is not a carbon one I like it a lot.
In my view a bit too heavy to handhold so I use it all the time on a monopod with VR active.
I try to use this lens wide open all the time as that what it is designed for... When there is too much light I do not hesitate to put a neutral density filter in the therefore designed filter drawer (52mm thread).
When used wide open the contrast is great and sharpness is never an issue, of course the narrow DOF contributes to the nice "bokeh" of this marvelous tool.
The autofocus is lightning fast (AFS) and the image in the viewfinder is very bright (f/2) for a 200mm lens.
I was already very happy with the "old" manual 200mm f/2 (ais) but this one is really great when used on a D2H (AFS+VR)

A new button has re-appeared on this lens: The "Memory Set" button witch allows you to come back to a pre-set focus point. I still have to play with that feature a bit to like or dis-like it.

Here are some samples:

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Kind Regards,

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LucVN
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Kind Regards,

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Portfolio - Profile - Team Page
LucVN
One of the Belgian Nikonians

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