Filter Size: 52mm
nothing fancy inside, but due to superb design it offers outstanding
performance. While most lenses have a lot more fancy features like ED
glass and IF, most are also not sharp when shot at maximum
aperture. The Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-S is incredibly sharp wide
with lots of contrast too. In fact it hardly improves when stopped down.
Cavin, South Branch Feather
Nikon D200, Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-S @ 1/800 f/4 ISO 200
I'm about thirty yards away from Taylor; the only loss of detail is
from pushing the image +1.15 in photoshop.
D200, Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-S @ 1/800 f/4 ISO 200
Similar in size but slightly smaller than the Nikon
75-150 Series E
looks like a faster lens than it is.
On a DX format camera the 200mm f/4 AI-S makes an incredibly
cheap and sharp 300mm f/4.
beautiful, real traditional Nikkor AI-S quality. I love the
built in lens hood and wish Nikon still made them.
much to talk about
here, but I wish the focus ring had a longer throw.
- For what it has to offer you can't
ask for much
only $100 on the used market this is a gem.
wonderful lens but very
far from versatile.
Practicality for kayaking: 7/10
believe in cropping
with your feet for normal photography, but that's often not physically
possible in kayaking, and a true hindrance to this lens. Even on FX
this lens is a bit long for normal use and the issue is compounded on
DX. I also find that when shooting telephotos I tend to follow focus,
which makes AF a very desirable trait. It's a great lens but often
rendered redundant by zooms of the same range.