70-200 vrii vs prime lenses quality

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 70-200 vrii vs prime lenses quality
In reply to MJSfoto1956, Nov 16, 2012

MJSfoto1956 wrote:

to be fair, the 70-200 is weakest at 200mm, strongest at 70mm. This is typical of Canikon zoom lenses btw. So if you are going to compare this zoom to a prime, you would have to consider which focal length. I'm sure for your purposes the Micro Nikkor 200m would deliver substantially better IQ than the 70-200mm @ 200mm. But at 70mm, the 70-200mm might "hold its own" compared to the Micro Nikkor 60mm. The Micro Nikkor 105mm is Nikon's sharpest lens period. So no fair comparison there.

Absolutely, I agree with you, I just don't think there are tons of real-world IQ differences the OP will encounter when doing casual Portraits and Kids.

I also meant to mention for the OP to consider the just-announced 70-200 f/4 as well.

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