How is the 70-200 VR II with the D800?

Started Jul 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
cwmartin Senior Member • Posts: 1,203
Re: How is the 70-200 VR II with the D800?

Richard Spangler wrote:

Impressive. I don't shoot sports but I do enjoy shooting airshows from time to time. I can live with 4FPS for the great resolution. I assume cropping with this combo will be pretty nice.

Richard, you won't believe how much cropping you can do.

On of the air show performers has this contest for photographers. He does a pass where he holds up his left arm so that the watch he is wearing could be seen. The contest is to see who could get a photo to show the exact time on his watch. With the D800 and the 70-200 VR II I was able to get a photo where I cropped in and you could see even the second hand on the watch. Needless to say that I won the contest and was told that I was just "showing off" with the new camera. I then told the performer to wait until I put my 200-400mm VR F/4 lens with a TC2.0 on the camera.

Here is an example of some cropping capability

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