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    Nikkor AI-S 200mm f:4

    I own this small 200mm lens for more than 20 years now. I mainly use it on my film cameras (F3 and FM2).

    Today for the first time, I mounted it on my D2Hs and took it for a walk in the bush...

    #1 : Compared to the 70-200 VR I, this 200mm is very compact !




    #2 : Excellent and neutral colour rendition




    #4 : Accurate MF helped by smooth focus ring, without play




    #5 : Superb sharpness !

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    #6 : Very pleasant bokeh




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    This inexpensive telelens is an excellent start for wildlife and nature photography !

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    What a brilliant little lens Sar! Great to see the progression from then, to the 70 - 200 of now.
    By the way, do you know the name of the bird in #4? There's a couple of them at the Wetlands near my house but I haven't been able to get a decent capture with my 80 - 200 yet to post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodallphotography View Post
    By the way, do you know the name of the bird in #4? There's a couple of them at the Wetlands near my house but I haven't been able to get a decent capture with my 80 - 200 yet to post here.
    In #4, the bird is called Purple swamphen.

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    excellent!
    i love how the classic lenses still prove they can resolve detail so well
    but i also enjoy the shift in thinking when using MF, and appreciate the high build quality that went into the old lenses
    Thanks,
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    Mongo missed this post earlier but completely agrees about the older compact Ai and Ai-S lenses. Mongo has many of these any still often uses a 200mm f4 Ai macro. It is a little longer than Sar's 200mm but still very light and has all the renditions of his 200mm. Highly recommend these great performing and comparatively inexpensive lenses.
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    looked into that lens once, but i was actually after the marco version. looks good tho

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    Compared to the modern 70-200/2.8 VRI, this little 200/4 is 1/3 stop brighter at the same focale length and same aperture. Actually, the 70-200 is only a f/3.5 !!!

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    I must agree that is a lovely little lens and it produces sharp shots with very good bokeh
    but
    lets not forget it takes a very good photog to get the best out of these lens and Sar you have certainly done that.

    Excellent shots Sar and I always look forward to seeing more of your work.
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