Testing the Nikon 200mm F2
So I recently had the opportunity to shoot with the Nikon 200mm F2 lens. I decided to rent this beast for 11 days over the holidays and my goal was ultimately just to satisfy my curiosity that I've always had with it. I'd seen plenty of work shot with the lens and was always amazed at the results. So my thoughts, in short, the lens is worth every penny...hands down. It's so well built and seemingly smart...with regards to autofocus etc...and just tack sharp wide open. Is it a lens I see myself one day purchasing?? Probably...but I'm really not there yet. My 70-200 2.8 works perfectly fine and is of course much easier to tote around on a wedding day or just in general. But if you ever have an opportunity to try this lens out for yourself...whether you shoot Canon or Nikon, I'd definitely recommend it. It was a lot of fun and I really got some great looks carrying this thing around Central Park NYC.
This image is of my wife on Christmas Day. She's not a model...but that day she was (despite feeling under the weather). I give her a lot of credit for putting up with me. She was lit using a single strobe (Flashpoint Xplor600) thru a 28" Phottix Spartan Octa with double diffusion. Light was triggered using the Flashpoint R2 Transmitter. Nikon D750 & 200mm f2.