Crops from a 70-200 VR II

Started Jan 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Trazan Regular Member • Posts: 121
Crops from a 70-200 VR II

Just got this lens, and I'm curious about what I see and what to expect. These are the results I get every time, so they are not one-offs. I can even se the same behaviour live on the LCD.

It is not a focus test. I'm using live view magnifying and checking that best possible focus is achieved. Tripod and delayed exposure.

What I see is that IQ varies quite a bit in different directions. 100% crops from a D800 so issues are obviously magnified. Is this something I should expect from such a lens, or should I ask for a new one, or for them to fix it?

Center crop

Top edge crop

Bottom edge crop

Left edge crop

Right edge crop

 Trazan's gear list:Trazan's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F004)
Nikon D800
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