USED 70-200 F2.8 VR II or NEW 70-200 F4 (VR III)?

Started Jul 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
chuhsi Contributing Member • Posts: 999
Re: USED 70-200 F2.8 VR II or NEW 70-200 F4 (VR III)?

I was in a similar situation a month ago. Some thoughts:

Even if the price difference was only $500 or so, which lens better suits your needs? I really wanted the 2.8 because I almost always shoot wide open, but I couldn't comfortably carry the lens all the time because I always have my little kids with me. An f/4 lens that get used more often is more useful to me.

One is new and one is used. Some people care. Also, if you buy the f/4 new, you're going to take a resale price hit for sure whereas you might be able to resell the used 2.8 for the same price down the road.

You can probably get a used f/4 for around $1150. That's the real comparison.

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Nikon Df Nikon D4S Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +4 more
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