The AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens is priced at $6,000 and is clearly targeted at high-income photographers who need fast shutter speeds in low lighting conditions.
Nikon says the VR system of this lens provides up to four stops of correction to assist in creating blur-free images while shooting hand-held, or when capturing D-Movie video content.
The NIKKOR 200mm f/2 VR II incorporates an Internal Focusing (IF) system that allows movement of the optical elements within the lens barrel and does not change barrel length. Three focus modes are featured, with an A/M mode added to the conventional M/A and M modes.
It is constructed of 13 optical elements in nine groups including three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and one Super ED glass element that effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
Also included is a Tripod Detection Mode, which automatically compensates for minute vibrations when mounted on a tripod and allows users to keep VR image stabilization on and active – even when the camera and lens are mounted on a tripod. The 200mm f/2 is optimal for all types of shooting including weddings, portraits, sports, nature, and fashion due to its quick response and detailed lens design.
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