AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED

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AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED

Postby JoePhoto » May Thu 27, 2004 11:44 pm

AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED
WOW!

How many thousands of dollars will this be?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0405/04052801nikkor200.asp
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Postby JB » May Fri 28, 2004 12:00 am

$4500-$5500 USD. I'm guessing. Nice addition to the Nikkor lenses. I remember hearing that Canon was coming out with a 200mm IS 1.8 or 2.0, and this might be more true than once thought because of Nikon coming out with their own.
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Postby JoePhoto » May Fri 28, 2004 1:19 am

Even more exciting is that this holds a bright future for new Nikkor primes with VR - FINALLY!
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Postby JB » May Fri 28, 2004 10:32 am

Yes it is. Nikon is definitely going to keep a lot more of their consumer base with releasing VR primes. Pair that with a 1D MK II or 1Ds competitor (or both as some think), Nikon will be in a nice position.
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Postby marokero » May Sat 29, 2004 1:56 am

Nikon should price this lens competitively and agressively to regain market ($3500-4000 would be great). What's next, a 95mm f/1.4 AF-S VR to replace the 85mm f/1.4 AF-D? :D
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Postby Watchin » May Sat 29, 2004 4:37 pm

Must not think of new toys... wife will kill... fist of death... but wouldn't it be nice if ....ouch, told ya :{o
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Postby JoePhoto » May Sun 30, 2004 1:47 am

LOL! :D
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Postby Watchin » May Sun 30, 2004 5:34 pm

On a serious note....
How many people use telephoto primes of this length ?
I mean f2 is great, VR is wonderful, AFs is manditory (imho) but why 200mm and not 400 or 600 ?

I've got an f2.8 80-200 zoom which I love but I find I'm often reaching for the 2x when
I'm using the long end...

The part of this that intregues me the most is the size and weight , this is a small (relatively) tele !

The part I'm concerned about is the collar position, seems like the balance would be all off???
What ya think?
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Postby JoePhoto » May Sun 30, 2004 8:30 pm

Well - I think this lens, although not DX, is aimed at the DSLR user rather than film. The f/2 means it's a dream to use with teleconverters as far as f-stops go. I think they will sell more Tcons this way (hence the TC17e II announcement.) It's cheaper and means carrying less glass... not a bad idea.

On a 1.5x sensor without a Tcon....it's a 300mm f/2.0
On a 1.5x sensor with a 1.4x Tcon it's a 420mm f/2.8
On a 1.5x sensor with a 1.7x Tcon it's a 510mm f/3.3
On a 1.5x sensor with a 2.0x Tcon it's a 600mm f/4.0
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