Nikon AF-S 200mm
NEWS IFA 2010 - Nikon announces a new professional telephoto lens AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II to replace AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED. The new lens features Nano Crystal Coat, the new generation of Vibration Reduction technology (VR II) and a new A/M focus mode, making it the ideal lens for serious photographers seeking uncompromised performance. The Nikon 200mm lens retains the optical construction of its predecessor and delivers outstanding image quality with excellent sharpness, contrast and definition as well as a smooth bokeh. This Nikon 200mm lens really comes into its own when covering stage events and indoor sports.
Nikon AF-S 200mm lens
The update of this popular lens follows the feedback from professional photographers. The improved handling and usability combined with outstanding image quality is testament to Nikon’s commitment to meet the needs of professional photographers and to continually improve its line-up of professional, high-performance Nikkor lenses. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II now features second generation Vibration Reduction technology (VR 2), which provides compensation equivalent to a shutter speed four stops faster, making it easier to capture sharp images during hand-held shooting. The system incorporates two modes: Normal for general handheld shooting and Active to compensate for the vibration caused by, for example, moving vehicles. The Silent Wave Motor (SMW) ensures quiet and accurate autofocus performance, so it won’t disturb the subject or event. The A/M mode has been added to the existing M/A and M modes. This additional focusing mode allows you to use autofocus priority, even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting.
Nikon AF-S 200mm lens features
The lens construction of 13 elements in nine groups with three ED glass and one Super ED glass elements, together with Nikon’s unique Nano Crystal Coat, ensures highest-quality images. The ED glass construction delivers the sharp and contrast-rich images you have come to expect from Nikkor lenses and the Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare, meaning you can use the lens with confidence, even when shooting into the light. The lens also stands out because of its pleasing bokeh and subject-background separation, due to its large f/2 aperture combined with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II is built to meet the stringent demands of the professional photographer. The durable magnesium body and weather sealing means it’s the right lens for even the toughest of shooting conditions, keeping out moisture and dust. For extra peace of mind, Nikon’s exclusive, detachable meniscus glass protects the large front glass element from accidental scratches.
Nikon AF-S 200mm price & availability
The new Nikon lens is fully compatible with all current Nikon tele-converters, increasing its versatility by allowing for extended tele reach. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II is supplied with lens hood HK-31, tripod-mount, drop-in filter holder and a high quality ballistic nylon case CL-L1 in the style of a shoulder bag. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II is available from October 1 and will have a RRP of € 5.899.