AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED

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0.5 m working distance for easy close-ups of insects and small animals.
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  • 5

    My favorite close-up lens

    Posted by Khanh on November 5, 2021

    After 45 years shooting only macro photography, this lens is a champion of the NIKKOR family. My favorites are orchids' flowers. Compare with FX 105mm this lens is far better, crystal sharp. Recommended.

  • 5

    An absolute fantastic piece of glass if one is into macro photography.

    Posted by WebFootSTi on July 9, 2018

    If you don´t mind an f/4; it´s a good 200mm telephoto in addition to being a fantastic macro lens. Plus it´s built like the proverbial brick privy...

  • 5

    If you love babies up close this is the lens...

    Posted by OrangeKrate on March 24, 2017

    I am starting to dabble in macro photograph and decided on this lens to add to my collection. The ratings were all 5 star and the price very reasonable for the build quality. I had seen some macro samples of bugs and flowers but not too many people etc. I had the opportunity to photograph my sleeping grandson and felt like an old pro after I saw the results. The D810 matched up to this lens is amazing. I shot a picture in black and white and one in flat color. You be the judge just don´t be a cry baby that you don´t own one yet! :)

  • 5

    Good choice

    Posted by Saigon Zulu on March 21, 2016

    It was perfect. I made the right choice when upgrading from my old 105mm Macro that I have ever loved

  • 5

    The Standard for Macro Photography

    Posted by Scripps23 on April 3, 2015

    The Nikkor 200mm f/4 Micro Lens is the standard for quality macro photography. Its construction is excellent and its optics are superb. Its focal length of 200mm is perfect for most wildlife closeup photography when an external flash is used. Below is a photo taken at a shutter speed of 1/250, an aperture of f/11, an ISO of 3200, Aperture Priority, Matrix Metering, and White Balance set on Flash. I used a Nikon D800 camera body and a Nikon SB-700 Speedlight.

  • 5

    Forget all other macro lenses; buy this one. Go ahead and break your budget. You won´t regret it.

    Posted by MacroNut on February 25, 2015

    This lens is a dream to use; it has so much working distance compared to the shorter focal-length cousins that it vastly eases your taking pictures of mobile subjects. Mine is coupled with a D610, and the combination allows me to get shots I could not get before because the subjects (bees, butterflies, etc) kept taking off (literally) on me. No comparison, even to a 100mm competitor (I´ve used both 90mm and 100mm macro lenses before). Yes, it is expensive, and yes, it is a bit heavier, but the payback in ease of use more than makes up for both. The lens collar, for switching from landscape to portrait mode, is also a big winner. Save up for this lens, or break the budget and go in debt, but this is the one to get.

  • 5


    Posted by Walt on November 5, 2014

    I have owned all the macros lenses, that nikon makes. All of them preformed excellent I have spent a lifetime working as a professional photographer, and NIKON has been (my drug of choice) over all the years.
    Let´s talk about this 200mm macro.(JUST THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY) I use this lens to do extreme macro photography of iris injury´s to the eyes. (NO I´m and eye surgeon) however the real surgeons use the photographs from this lens for examples during surgery. I also use the lens, with a MACRO RING light for the perfect exposure ever time.
    Thank you NIKON for providing me professional photographic equipment over a lifetime !!!!!

  • 5

    The finest Macro lens made

    Posted by IowaNikonian on August 18, 2014

    I started 40 years ago with a Nikon F2S and a 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor, great lens, worked my way up to 105 AF -D also great. The 200mm AF-D is fantastic!! With D-800 in manual and auto ISO, it is incredible. I would suggest a tripod as this lens has a great tripod collar. I also use with a F-5 and use an incident light meter, manual exposure, for close ups of my cats looking out the windows. I can shoot handheld in bright light with very fast shutter in manual with auto-ISO, however this lens is so tack sharp PLEASE try it with a tripod, the resolution is beyond any other lens I have ever used. I have been shooting Nikons for over 40 years and this is as fine of an example as I have ever had.

  • 5

    Super Sharp Lens with Awesome Resolution!

    Posted by DocCamera on December 26, 2013

    I have been using this lens for detailed medical product photography and the resolution of this lens is absolutely stunning. I never use autofocus for macro shooting. I always manual focus so that I can control the depth of field. Combine a macro focusing rail to this lens and you will have the ultimate in focusing control without having to handhold or move your tripod constantly to achieve your reproduction ratio.
    The most wonderful part of this lens is that I can keep it far enough away from my subject to manipulate the subject without moving the camera out of the way. It also makes for a really great auto focus portrait lens that blows out the background quite cleanly. I have to say that the old 55 Micro was my go to for flat field copy work, the 105 Micro has been my money lens for years but this lens is absolutely exquisite for small product or insect photography. Go for as many megapixels you can afford and this lens will meet the challenge. I use a Nikon D3X and I am sure that this lens could easily resolve a 36 Megapixel D800E. If you want a professional lens that sets the bar for Macro photography, you found it!