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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


hi all

surprisingly i don't see a thread about it so hope this will be a good resource. i got a Nikon 200mm f/4 Macro lens and tried it for the first time today on a D750.
the lens feels solid and clearly should be used on a tripod but focusing on an object at minimal focus distance didn't yield as big of a magnification as i expected. i assume i will need an extender for that?

any tips for using this lens? i will go to Filloli gardens this weekend to test it with some real subjects
thanks



Oct 13, 2017 at 02:14 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


It should give 1:1 magnification maximum. Set the focus at the minimum and then move the camera towards the subject until it's in focus.

Brian V.



Oct 13, 2017 at 05:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


ereza wrote:
hi all

surprisingly i don't see a thread about it so hope this will be a good resource. i got a Nikon 200mm f/4 Macro lens and tried it for the first time today on a D750.
the lens feels solid and clearly should be used on a tripod but focusing on an object at minimal focus distance didn't yield as big of a magnification as i expected. i assume i will need an extender for that?

any tips for using this lens? i will go to Filloli gardens this weekend to test it with some real subjects
thanks


This forum is more about the subjects than the hardware. The "post your setup" topic may have what you are looking for.

You shouldn't need a tripod in good light and it is generally impractical for insect macro.

The lens is said to be exceptionally sharp.

Harold



Oct 13, 2017 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


Be sure to turn up your ss. I'd use 1/500-1/1000 hh as a minimum. Also, even on aps, I'll turn up the iso to 800 or 1600, so you should be able to do at least that, with a ff body, to get the ss you need.

The 200mm wI'll get you as close as any 1:1 macro. But you'll be further away, which is a big plus if there are butterflies around. Looks like a great lens.

I definitely use af for macro. Bit of a trick, though. You want the camera to fire the instant it locks, before you move. It doesn't hurt to shoot several.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


Ereza read thru this entire post it might help some. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/598993/0


Oct 14, 2017 at 09:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/tomhicksmacros.html
http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/tomhicksBasicComposition.html
http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/tomhicksSeeingPhotographs.html



Oct 14, 2017 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon 200mm f/4 tips


As others have said, it will do 1:1 mag at MFD.

It is legendary for it's sharpness and build quality but for me when I eventually got one it was just too heavy (I hand hold all my macro work) so I sold it and kept my Sigma 105 which is lighter and has OS (Optical Stabilisation the Sigma equivalent of Nikon's VR). It is the first macro lens I have owned with OS and I find it really helps.

Andy



Oct 18, 2017 at 12:10 AM







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