70-200VRII field of view

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Greg Reinacker Contributing Member • Posts: 627
70-200VRII field of view

Hmm...I may have found the one thing about this lens that might not work for me.

As has been reported here, the focal length changes (as it does with many lenses) as the focusing distance changes.

I have only one data point so far, but for me it's relevant. From a distance of roughly 7 feet from the sensor plane to the subject, at 200mm with the VRII, I'm seeing an equivalent field of view to the old VR lens at 155mm.

For me, this is a potential issue...I shoot quite a bit all the way out at 200mm, up close, for things like headshots and the like. I'm going to have to get significantly closer to the subject to get a similar framing now. Not sure that's going to work for what I need - I'll have to do a real test shoot to tell.

Sigh...there's always a tradeoff.

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