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Nikon Nikkor 4/200mm AI
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Nikon Nikkor 4/200mm AI Reply with quote

Hi there: My first longish Nikkor telephoto was this 200mm, for which I traded a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 zoom back in the late 1970s. I took it all over the world and used it up to about 2007, when it finally got so beat up that I retired it and bought another in like new condition! I still use the darn thing on my D300, and while not the sharpest tool in the shed, it gets the job done. Its main issue is fringing in sidelit conditions. Here are a few of the shots I've taken with it:







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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Not sharp? Your 3rd photo is so sharp it hurts my eyes Wink


PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Stunning images!


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Oddly, I think this lens is a better match on the D50 than the D300 for some reason.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job of focusing on the footbal match. Great images there from a decent lens.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recent shots with my 200/AIS on Canon 40D
100% crop



100% crop



a full frame shot...


PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That fourth shot is as sharp as it gets.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From today's bike ride...

200/4 AIS-Nikkor on Canon 30D....harder to focus than the 40D, but the 40D died last week so I thought I'd see how the 30D and MF lenses got along...

Shot @ ISO 800 as it was overcast, darker than the photos appear....and had to shoot @ 5.6...
...It was hard to get both cranes in focus...took a bunch of shots hoping for them to get into the same focus plane...though I don't think AF would have helped that...

...the deer is 100% crop...the full-length shots of the sandhill cranes are about 1/2 100% crop, and the closeups near full frame, resized to fit here, as the cranes just slowly walked out of the water after a half-hour of getting used to me....













PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went up to Stevens Pass, Wash., to ski today and they were running a juniors giant slalom. All I had with me were my 35-year-old Nikkor 28mm f3.5 and 200mm f4 AI. Even highly cropped from FX (I was quite a distance from the gate), the old 200mm seems pretty sharp. In fact, I'd say that the weak link in my setup today was the D600 -- frame rate just not fast enough to catch all the action.



A few more frames on flickr.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some autumn shots with this lovely lens
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All very nice, shot over the years. A nice lens.