200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
Stacey_K
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,428
Not the same optically

Martin Huisman wrote:

How does the VR I actually differ from the VR II, except for the VR?
I see someone offering a VR I for 3000 and he's claiming all of the optics of the VR II is the same as the VR I.

See photozone's reviews on both. The VR1 is 21 elements in 15 groups with 5 ED elements, the VR2 is 21 elements in 16 grounds with 7 ED elements. Looking at the results, the VR is sharper, especially in the corners, has less vignetting and smoother bokeh. The VR1 is said to be OK for DX, for FX the VR2 is better.

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