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D200 with AF-S lenses

jimbro 5 37 Scotland
24 Jan 2013 11:48PM
I already have a D3100 and 2 lenses(18-55 AF-S VR and 55-300 AF-S VR)

I am seriously thinking about buying a used D200 as they are so cheap and have a great spec and reputation.
I'm not concerned about the slight drop in MP(14.2 v 10.2) as the D200 will give me a lot more flexibility as I will be able to take advantage of all the older AF lenses out there.

My questions are

Will the D200 be able to meter and expose OK with my current AF-S lenses
Will it autofocus with them as it has an in-body AF motor and the lenses have AF motors built in

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DavidLaverty 7 802 Northern Ireland
25 Jan 2013 12:00AM
Yes and yes

Best regards, David
jimbro 5 37 Scotland
25 Jan 2013 12:04AM
Thank You David
Looks like my mind's made upWink
andymcdonald 7 103 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 6:55AM
I have a D200 and can confirm that AF-S lenses will work well. In fact all Nikon fit lenses other than the very early non-AI lenses will work on it (I have some AI lenses that I use on mine).

Ergonomically, it will be a huge change from your D3100 - I am sure you will love it!

I've been watching the prices too, thinking of picking up a second one. Ffordes has some low shutter count ones at the moment.


jimbro 5 37 Scotland
25 Jan 2013 2:19PM
D200 ordered from MBP photographic
Just over 5000 shutter count for less than 250Wink

It'll be here tomorrow so I better get looking for a grip,etc
DavidLaverty 7 802 Northern Ireland
25 Jan 2013 2:23PM

MB-D200 grip from the same place you bought the D200

jimbro 5 37 Scotland
26 Jan 2013 12:56PM
Well, so much for that
Paid extra for Saturday delivery and it's still sitting in a depot somewhere in England

I'll be claiming back my delivery charge
thewilliam 9 6.1k
26 Jan 2013 6:03PM
The D200 is a sturdy camera and can yield high image-quality. As a second tier professional model, it works well with older lenses as well new.
jimbro 5 37 Scotland
28 Jan 2013 10:55AM
Got and email from MBP Photographic this morning
Apologised for the delay and refunded my entire shipping cost
Camera will be here between 17:37 and 18:37 today

Pretty shoddy from the courier but good customer service from MBP
jimbro 5 37 Scotland
28 Jan 2013 9:16PM
WOW, what a piece of kit the D200 is.
It feels like a proper camera (Note to self: Get an Optech strap, gonna need it)

I'm gonna do something I haven't done for years.

I'm going to read the manual before I go pressing buttonsWink
I'm nightshift for the next few days so I've got my reading material with me.

I cannot wait to get out and about with it though
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
28 Jan 2013 9:32PM
Enjoy it Jimbro. That's what it's all about.
SiPat 9 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 3:50PM
Just got mine delivered today from a reputable camera shop. The D200 has 1500 (yes, fifteen hundred or one thousand five hundred) shutter clicks -- has everything in the original box which looks like it was only ever opened twice: once to get the cam out, the other to put it back in.

Now to sell the D5000 which itself only has 3300 shutter count...

I bought the D200 for the CCD sensor instead of the CMOS one in the D5000 -- I also already own a D40 & D700.

Congratulations & enjoy your new (old) camera.

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