70-200 F4/G ED VR compared at close focus distances

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
labalaba
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Re: 70-200 F4/G ED VR compared at close focus distances
In reply to Paul Liukas, Dec 11, 2012

Paul

Hmm.  I've given the D5100 back.

The 105VR is cheaper and focuses much closer than the 70-200 F4, and it's hard to believe that the zoom will out-resolve the naked 105VR lens.  If you want more than 105mm, there are other 150mm, 180mm and 200mm macro lenses that would be good choices also.  I am not sure why you would consider the zoom for your purposes, unless you are considering it for other uses also. I suppose one possible advantage would be that you could use the zoom to change the field of view without moving your tripod.  Aside from this, I'm not sure I see an advantage.

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