Let's talk about focus breathing

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Karl Summers
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Let's talk about focus breathing
Nov 13, 2013

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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