For Sale UK Only - AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2 G ED VR MKI

almost 3 years ago
For Sale UK Only - AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2 G ED VR MKI
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom

For Sale UK Only - AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2 G ED VR MKI, complete as purchased, lens hood, shoulder case, instructions, strap, instruction booklet. £2300 VAT invoice issued
I purchased this lens new from Nikon pro dealer Fixations in London.
A very sharp copy of this lens. With 25 years of experience using Nikkor lenses I can honestly say the 200mm F/2 lens is probably the finest Nikon lens ever made regarding sharpness, clarity and micro contrast, stunning even at F/2.
It’s in excellent condition, the majority of the lens looks like new apart from one paint rub mark near lens badge where my ID label peeled off the top most layer of paint when I removed it (shown in photo No 2). Only a few light marks, approx 4, on the front of the lens barrel where the lens clamps onto the lens. Lens hood looks as new.
Only used in dry conditions. Has not been used in adverse conditions, humidity, dust or exposed to rain.
General service and clean by Nikon in 2013 (paperwork supplied)
Optics are in perfect condition - no scratches or fungus.
Treated with exceptional care during transportation and photographic use.
Common to this lens there is a tiny squeal sound emitted from the AF, but only if it hasn't been used for a while - the noise disappears after the ultrasonic motor has warmed up. This noise was present from new and also found on colleagues MK I lenses.
The noise does not occur when the AF is tracking or during smaller AF throw, only when the ultrasonic motor has a large change to make at cold start-up if the lens hasn't been used for a while. The ultrasonic motor is working to spec and very accurate - it has never been a cause for concern. I did try the MKII lens but struggled to find any significant difference in the image quality - the MKI already has legendary status anyway.
Reason for sale, changing system - please don't ask why.
Please see my other Nikkor lenses for sale
Collection in person with cash