Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro


Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro


Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 1993.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.
It's been a long time since the lens and this model first was launched. Before you buy an older (and perhaps used and pre owned) lens a recommendation is to check with the manufacturer and their service centers whether there still are spare parts available. Hopefully spare parts wont be an issue but imagine accidently damaging the lens and finding out afterwards that no spare parts exists. We therefore recommend that you, to be sure, check this prior to purchasing.
If you buy a new lens, in a store, you always have your warranty to fall back on, regardless of the age of the lens but if you are interested in buying a pre owned and used lens without warranty this may be even more important to look up because you might otherwise be left without both warranty and spare parts.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 200 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HN-30".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
Read more about tripod mounts
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
No built-in auto focus motor 
No built-in image stabilizer
The lens model is more than 15 years old
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1190 gr)
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro  (See dictionary)
Release date: 1993
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes (NOTE, see below)
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
No
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Length 200 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  200 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  300 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 13 elements / 8 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:50 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
HN-30(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 104 mm
Vikt:1190 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1794 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"10.2-inch working distance (front of the lens to the subject) for easy close-ups of insects and small animals

Legendary in the world of close-up photography, superior Micro Nikkor performance delivers images of striking clarity while providing reproduction ratios of up to 1:1 without additional accessories.

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures apochromatic-like performance with high contrast and sharper images.

Focuses from infinity to 19.4 inches (1:1 reproduction ratio).

The extra-long focal length of this lens provides the most versatile in working distance.

Internal Focusing (IF) improves handling and focusing operation.

A/M (Automatic/Manual) switch."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Nikon-Micro-Nikkor-200mm-f4-D-IF-ED
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=79&sort=7&cat=12&page=1
 
imagepower.de
http://imagepower.de/IMAGES/imgEQUIPMENT/AF200.htm
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/macro-slr-lenses-70/137-nikon-af-micro-nikkor-200mm-f4d-ed-if.html
 
utopia-photography.ch
http://utopia-photography.ch/lenses/200mm/insecttube.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 200mm f/4 ED-IF Micro
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