70-200 f4 VR tested on Photozone

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
labalaba
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Re: 70-200 f4 VR tested on Photozone
In reply to jhinkey, Feb 2, 2013

It's probably not my business to comment but I do not understand the immense concern to compare the 70-200 F4 to the 70-200 F2.8 lenses. I pre-ordered the 70-200VR F4 and find it a very nice lens (on a d700). Does it really matter which of these lenses is sharper? They are all excellent. The big difference is the obvious one, F4 is not F2.8. If you need the best zoom for all purposes, you need the 2.8, end of story. Where I am still unsure about the F4 lens is that while it is smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the 2.8 zooms, it is not small, light, or cheap; it's certainly not a discrete lens for street photography, for instance, or a pocket zoom for mountaineers. The more difficult decision people will face is between the 70-200 F4 and the 70-300 VR or other similar lenses. As such, the 70-200 F4 falls in an already crowded market segment.

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