Let's talk about focus breathing

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Karl Summers
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Let's talk about focus breathing
5 months ago

No, I'm not talking about holding your breath as you focus, I'm specifically asking about the phenomenon that is exhibited by the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII when you are at a close distance and want a real tight shot. I really want to get this lens but I wonder if it would limit what I do. I like street photography and people shots from longer ranges, but I also like tight shots when I'm inside stores, or outside and want to get signage and other 'macro' opportunities.

I've been looking at the 70-200 f/4 and it apparently does not suffer from such focus breathing, but I wonder if I can still get good quality separation and bokeh from an f/4 aperture.

Anybody else ever think or experience this issue? I would help greatly in my decision.

Thanks,

Karl

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