Trade in the 70-200 vr1 for f4; FX user

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jeff Loughlin
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Re: Trade in the 70-200 vr1 for f4; FX user
In reply to Cerumen, Dec 28, 2012

You'd have to pry the 70-200 f/2.8 out of my cold dead hands.  I love that lens, and would never trade it for the f/4 version.  The only advantage the f/4 offers is lighter weight, but that's not an issue for me.  The newer VR system on the f/4 might be a little better, but I can't say I've ever missed a shot with my 2.8 that I could blame on the VR.

Just my opinion, but I'd keep the 2.8 unless size and weight are your primary concerns - and even if they are, the new lens isn't THAT much smaller and lighter.  You still have a heavy combination, so shaving off a pound or so isn't going to feel that much different.

Jeff

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Nikon D700 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) +2 more
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