Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II Telephoto Lens

Model #2188

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Nikon 2188 1
Nikon 2188 1
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Filter thread 52 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 4.9 x 8.0" (12.45 x 20.32 cm)
Weight 6.46 lb (2.93 kg)


Groups/elements 9/13
Magnification 0.12x
Camera mount type Nikon F
Diaphragm blades 9
Format compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Minimum focus distance 6.2' (2 m)
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:8.3
Focal length 200 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Angle of view 12°
DX Picture Angle: 8°


Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
26 November 2010

In this review Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Nikon's latest 200mm prime. This new 200mm f/2 lens from Nikon costs a fair amount of cash at around £4995. This may seem like a lot, but for that you get a professional spec, weather sealed lens with the latest Vibration Reduction system, Nano...

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    Superb optical performance, Excellent build quality, Fast focusing, Negligible CA levels

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    Expensive, Size and weight can make it cumbersome to use

11 November 2010

A fast aperture professional telephoto lens with Nikon's latests Vibration Technology and Nano Crystal coatings.

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    Superb optical performance, Excellent build quality, Fast focusing, Negligible CA levels

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    Expensive, Size and weight can make it cumbersome to use

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
28 February 2017

When UPS delivered, the carton was put in my hands. My first reaction was "whoa, this can't be right" as the box was quite heavy. When the box was opened I found that there was a 200 f/2.0 inside and it was the source of the weightiness.

13 June 2015

I use this with a D800. The speed of this lens makes it terrific for challenging light as in indoor sports and outdoor shade. It feels solid and has excellent ergonomics. Perfect focal length for playing field and gym.

16 May 2017

I have owned this lens for 2 years and if it was not for its size I wouldn't put it down. Super sharp, unbelievable bokeh. My portraits have bokeh as if it was just painted . Now this is not really a lens for portrait but I use it as such and been impressed.

Imaging resource.34355410
20 July 2013

One of the best lenses in Nikon's lineup. Sharp wide open, fabulous by 2.8, with an incredibly smooth rendition of out of focus areas. It's one of those very few lenses that "make the picture themselves". The photographer clicks, and customers go "ohhh"...

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    Excellent image quality. Truly astonishing bokeh. Speed (T2). Lightning fast autofocus.

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    Weight. Balance. Shape makes it a little more difficult to hand hold than it should be.

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago

WOW is all I can say. This lens is AMAZING...I rented this lens several times before making this purchase to make sure it aligned with my style of photography. I knew the first rental that this was going to be in my bag one of these days. My favorite combination was the Nikon D5 and Nikkor 85 1.4.

6 May 2017

This is cheap lens. Buy it if you really care about photography. Click a selfie with lens, frame it nicely and hang it on a wall in your ancestral house

24 April 2017

you can see stars and other planets through it clearly even better than NASA's telescope.

16 March 2017

yeah i wanted to lease out Hubble Telescope from NASA but instead I bought this one. Best decision of my life. Though lease agreement was coming cheaper. highly recommended.

B h photo.32817553
24 January 2017

When I first lifted this lens and brick-like F5 to my face I thought "Oh (darn it), this won't work, way too heavy."When I first looked through the viewfinder I forgot about the weight. So bright! So steady! I thought "Wow, this really works!

B h photo.32817553
1 January 2017

a little heavy but the images are just super ,not understated in advertising. LOVE IT !!

Product Highlights
  • FX (Full Frame) Coverage
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Focusing
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) II Image Stabilization System
  • Nano-Crystal Coat Minimizes Flare
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Nine Blade Aperture Diaphragm
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) & Super ED Elements
  • Tripod Detection Mode
  • Internal Focusing (IF) System
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In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Lens
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-31 Slip-On Lens Hood for AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
  • 52mm Clear NC Glass Filter
  • Dedicated Slip-On Front Lens Cap
  • Dedicated Slip-In Filter Holder
  • CL-L1 Ballistic Nylon Semi-Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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