The 200mm f/2.0 lens is a dream lens for almost every portrait photographer. When captured at f/2.0, the images take full advantage of both compression and extreme shallow depth-of-field to yield a beautiful, dreamy aesthetic.
So why do so few photographers own this lens? The near $6K price tag is likely the primary reason. The inconveniently large size and heavy weight is the other. Just check out the prices and specs of these lenses for Canon, Nikon and Fuji below:
- Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Lens
- FUJIFILM XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Lens
But for those brave souls who are able to lug around the massive, expensive lens and skilled enough to use it with the right compositions (while posing subjects who are dozens of feet away), their results speak for themselves.
We found four incredible photographers who were kind enough to share their favorite 200mm f/2.0 photos with us:
All of the images in this article were used with direct permission from the artists. Do NOT use or distribute the images without direct consent from the photographers.