70-200 f4 VR tested on Photozone

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 30,641
Re: I'd say the 70-200 VR tested better too...

anotherMike wrote:

You're preaching to the proverbial choir lance!

Unfortunately there isn't a good way to test at the really long distances with imatest. One would have to invest in an optical bench (like Roger at lensrentals has) for infinity type testing.

As for the 70-200/4 - the photozone test about mirrors my thoughts when I tried the 70-200/4 lens out for evaluation - nice for sure, but it simply didn't have that "wow" / "bite" / microcontrast at the closer distance ranges the VR2 F/2.8 version does. However, at distance, it looked pretty good in my evaluation. Might be optimized for things further out, which wouldn't surprise me. Either way, while nice, it didn't impress me enough to consider buying one since it wouldn't offer any image quality benefit over what I already have.


Your opinion and lens expertise is considered very highly be me and I am sure many others as well on this forum. You could and should get a jod doing lens reports!

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