Has 70-300mm vr changed in past 4 years?

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
The Big One
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Re: Has 70-300mm vr changed in past 4 years?
In reply to Retzius, Sep 28, 2012

Retzius wrote:

Dennis2958 wrote:

Am curious as I bought one in Oct 2008, lost it earlier this year and am going to replace it in the next week. Will be using it on D800. I am worndering if Nikon makes tweaks over the years and not publisize it.

dennis

I actually just "repurchased" this lens and my new copy is noticeably better than my original copy that I received when the lens was just released. The VR is quieter, focus is a touch faster, and it has a bit more contrast. I assumed this was due to some minor updates in VR and focus motors and coatings but it could also be sample variation.

As for the AF / VR, it could also just be that your old copy was just starting to wear out... plastic gears, etc will wear out over time, and could contribute to such findings. The contrast... well your guess is as good as anyone's!

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