Big aperture lenses a waste of money?

Started Oct 27, 2010 | Discussions thread
jrahadi
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Focus Breathing
In reply to thx1138, Nov 3, 2010

thx1138 wrote:

jrahadi wrote:

For example: there are reports that the new Nikon 70-200 VRII suffers significant focus breathing. Result: my desires to buy that lens is dropping significantly. No need to press Nikon to declare it, I vote with my money.

What is focus breathing? Never heard that term before.

wiki: Breathing (lens)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breathing_%28lens%29

Nikon 70-200mm VR II Review
http://mansurovs.com/nikon-70-200mm-vr-ii-review
search the term "breathing" on the review article.

the reviewer state that "At the closest focus distance (4.6 feet) @ 200mm, the lens is like a 135mm lens."

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