I am happy to say that “Month of The 200mm” has fired off; we`ll be feasting on the Nikon Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 AIS lens. So, for the entire month I will share work done with it, frequently and plentyful at best, and I will illustrate personal observations regarding it`s capabilities as a picture making tool. I love working with this lens.
A feeling tells me, it will rate high in it`s final score.
Yesterday I promised you a “high-resolution” printable download; (click to enlarge for a sniff and/or download):
File-size is approx. 95Mb, up seven days from now.
Let me end this with another 200mm shot. Closest focusing distance on this lens is 71 cm, and there it renders objects in half life-size. You will have to make use of extension tubes if you want to increase object magnification. And if you go there, know that you will have growing issues with chromatic aberration the more you go beyond 1:2, and it`s generally not something I would recommend for “regular work”. Sharpness, however, is not an issue with this lens. It is razor sharp in the range from f/5.6-f/11.
As a final note, it`s got that “signature sound”, sporting an “ED element” inside – http://www.nikon.com/products/sportoptics/how_to/guide/fieldscopes/choosing/choosing_03.htm