My first one was the manual focus model, than progressed to the AF version and now I depend almost daily on the best of them all. The 200VR is simply one gorgeous lens. It’s exceptional sharpness, narrow DOF and compact design, it is if it were designed just for my style of photography. Coupled with the D3x and I’m in heaven The photo of this Mule Deer is a perfect example. Shot at f/2, the buck smacks you right between the eyes while its world surrounds it. It’s not for everyone, but it’s one you need to know about at the very least.
Photo captured by D3, 200VR on Lexar UDMA digital film