Those AWFUL 70-200 Nikon Zooms! ;-) Locked

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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OP Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: Those AWFUL 70-200 Nikon Zooms! ;-)

PatrickP wrote:

I can see the pain of the OP. Same dilemma here. If the 70-200 f/2.8 VR2 does not have the focus breathing I would not even be bothered thinking about the f/4, since it would be purely a size/weight issue. Shooting the newer F4 lens at the 200mm marking, close to MFD, for half an hour and I realized what I've been missing and what "200mm" really means.

I did attempted a few family weddings with the f/2.8 VR2 and frankly the 200mm end at close range was really a bit short. (Sure some real Pros would disagree While the IQ at "200mm" is supreme it was a 135mm-160mm lens at close distances. It was just so bad that I almost wanted to mount a 1.4X TC to ratify the situaton... just that I prefer 70mm on the wide end, not 70*1.4=98mm. Back then I was shooting a D700 so every pixel counted. The huge pixel count and 1.2x crop mode on the D800E does help the situation quite a bit however.


Exactly. Thank you, Patrick.

Let's hope Nikon builds a lens that doesn't leave us 50mm short. Or rename the current version 65-150mm 2.8 VRII and then design a new 150-250 VRII 2.8.


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