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AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II Test Results : Sharpest Lens Ever

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DxOMark published more test results of the super telephoto lenses tested on the full frame cameras like Nikon D800 and Nikon D600.

The AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II lens scored 39 from DxOMark test results and become another DxOMark King with the results. This lens performed just one point below Nikon 85mm f/1.4G and 85mm f/1.8G lenses which are on top of the DxOMark best lenses list.

Nikon’s super telephoto prime lens Nikkor 200mm f/2.0G ED VR II  tested by using the high-end Nikon D800 digital SLR camera. The AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II lens currently priced $5,819.95 at Adorama and Amazon.


AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II Test Results



From DxOMark conclusion:

Mounted on a 36Mpix D800 the lens achieves a DxOMark Lens Score of 39, making it one the best performing lenses ever measured in our labs. What’s more with a Sharpness score of 28P-Mpix this lens is the sharpest Nikon mount lens we’ve tested, putting ahead of lenses like the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 and f/1.8 models but also the Sigma 35mm/1.4 and the recently tested 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 telephotos. Additional individual lens metrics scores reveal the lens to have negligible distortion, mild vignetting and reasonably low levels of chromatic aberration. Transmission is very good, though not quite matching the theoretical f/2.0 maximum.

Nikon 200mm f/2G Vs. 300mm f/2.8G Vs. 400mm f/2.8G



DxOMark also published test results for the Nikon Super Telephoto Zoom lens AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II. Test results show that this lens is also better than Canon’s newly released 200-400mm f/4L 1.4X.


From DxOMark conclusion :

While Nikon users maybe slightly put out by the stellar image quality of the Canon model, the Nikkor lens is certainly no slouch. Given the latest iteration didn’t have any change to the optical cell (other than the Nano Coat) over the 2005 version, it’s a still a convincing performance eight years on. It’s also relatively more affordable. While not cheap exactly, the Canon model is an eye-watering $11,799.