Also Known As: Nikon 200mm f/4D IF-ED
Lens Type: Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 1993-12-22
MSRP Price: $1359
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Poor
Production Status: In Production
Lens Description: 10.2-inch working distance (front of the lens to the subject) for easy close-ups of insects and small animals
Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Specifications
|* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area|
|Lens Type||Prime Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1.0x|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||8°|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||12°20'|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||2|
|Super Integrated Coat (SIC)||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||No|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.6 ft. (0.5m)|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||Yes|
|Dimensions||(Approx.) 3.0x7.6 in. (Diameter x Length), 76x193mm (Diameter x Length)|
|Weight||(Approx.) 41.8 oz. (1185g)|
|Available in Colors||Black|
|Supplied Accessories||CL-45 Case, 62mm lens cap, Rear lens cap|
Could this lens double as a portrait lens?
The only thing that would make this lens perfect is vibration control. Other than that, the lens is so sharp that it is mindblowing. I believe others who say this lens is the best macro/micro lens ever made.
Build 5/5, quite heavy–will please some people, displease others
AF Speed 3/5
AF Accuracy 4/5 on FX (will not AF on newer entry level DX bodies)
Great macro lens. Lots of working distance, extremely sharp.
Bonus baseball: it’s also well-suited to use as a “regular” 200mm lens as long as you don’t need anything faster in terms of both light-gathering or AF. I use it in this capacity to shoot rugby around f/5.6 and it’s fantastic
Build is rock solid and sits/balances well on D800.
Rumour (March 2014) is that Nikon may update this lens–this version, while 20 years old, works great and at $1500 or so is well worth the money for its quality and versatility.
Superb lens to use with a tripod. Extremely well built and sharp. Working distance is enough not to scare your subject which make it very suitable for shooting insects and other small things.The lens is quite heavy. The AF is a tiny bit noisy but with the limiter ON very accurate and does not need to hunt back and forth for focus (happens when AF is on FULL),it is not a new AF-S lens so focusing is not as silent. Manual focusing is a breeze. Overall a magnificent lens from Nikon in my opinion.