70-200 f4 VR tested on Photozone

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
GoldRingNikkor
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Re: Why not a 100-400/4.5-5.6?
In reply to jhinkey, Feb 3, 2013

jhinkey wrote:

I bought the 70-200/4 because f/4 is fast enough for me in the vast majority of times I use such a zoom AND the 70-200/2.8 is too large and heavy many times when I go hiking/backpacking.

I used to have a 70-300AFS VR, but after trying 3 samples to get a non-optically defective one I found myself not using it much because the VR was hit or miss and the IQ for landscapes was not that great - the 70-200/4 is significantly better.

Interesting to hear. My 70-300 AF-S VR experience pretty much mirrors yours (lots of variability, took 3 samples to get a good one, VR so-so). However, I'm pretty happy with my current sample. May try a 70-200/4 nonetheless.

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