Will you buy the 70-200 f4 on the 29th or will wait for some reviews?

Started Nov 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shotcents
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Re: Will you buy the 70-200 f4 on the 29th or will wait for some reviews?
In reply to Nikonparrothead, Nov 27, 2012

Back when I had my Canon gear I always considered the F4 glass laughable. Expensive slow optics with some savings in weight, but still not light by any means. Laughable, but people bought it in droves. I could understand the 70-200 F4 because the earlier 2.8 version wasn't all that sharp.

But why anyone wants long slow glass that costs a fortune is beyond me and most shooters I know.

Options? Get the 70-200 VR1. Same kind of money with the tripod foot! It has a few weaknesses, but it's sharp, fast and produces bokeh at 2.8 that is to die for. Oh, and it has very little focus breathing.

I'm sure the F4 version will be a good lens. LOL.

Robert

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