Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2.0G ED VR II lens review

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday July 24 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens performance | Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II versus competition | Conclusion

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II vs Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR

If we compare the ultra-high speed 200mm f/2.0 model against the firm’s f/2.8 telephotos the lens is the best performer of the three. That said, all three are outstanding performers. Regardless of focal length, there will be no disappointments. 

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II vs Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF

We’ve not yet measured the equivalent Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM model but comparing the lens with the Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF reveals some interesting facts, even if the two lenses are designed for different roles. First, the 200mm f/2.0 is much sharper. In fact the 19P-Mpix Sharpness score of the Micro-Nikkor on the D800 is a little disappointing.

Second, the Micro-Nikkor has extremely low Chromatic Aberration.