70-200 f/4G ED VR - Quick Handheld Video with VR

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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marike6 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,088
70-200 f/4G ED VR - Quick Handheld Video with VR

I made a short video using the new 70-200 f/4G ED VR totally handheld (without any rig at all) mostly at 200mm. All I can say is the VR works incredibly well for this handheld video shooting.

I can honestly say I cannot even handhold my 28 1.8G and have it be this smooth.  The only lens I've ever used that has anywhere near this level of smoothness is the Tamron 24-70 VC.  But obviously for a 200mm lens to have such good stabilization is impressive.  I've even tried it in DX crop mode on the D800 and it's works very well.

70-200 f/4G ED VR Handheld Video (see link below)


Anyway, just wanted to post this for those with an interest in this lens.  Needless to say, I'm extremely happy with it for both stills and video.  And as I'm traveling abroad tomorrow and my backpack is quite manageable, I know my back with thank me.

Happy holiday, Markus Arike

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