Another DxOMark’s Best Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200m f 2g

DxOMark today tested more Nikon Super Telephoto Prime lenses for Nikon D800 and D600. From the test result, the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II is another DxOMark king with a score of 39(Tested on D800). Just one point below Nikon 85mm f/1.4G and 85mm f/1.8G.


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


What DxOMark Said:

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.

And DxOMark also tested the Nikon Super Telephoto Zoom lens: AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II. It is even better than Canon’s new released 200-400mm f/4L 1.4X.



What DxOMark Said:

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.