70-200 2.8 version questions

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Equisuz Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: 70-200 2.8 version questions

226Photo wrote:

I saw the Ken Rockwell page but it does not show the G II versions I am seeing.

The versions I am seeing are distinctly labeled differently.

I am seeing "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II" and "AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G II ED". The "II" is in different places implying different versions.

All this is making me consider the Tamron 70-200 2.8 at near half the cost.

I own the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and I have to say I wish I had coughed up the extra thousand dollars and bought the Nikon it’s just a better lens. Can’t speak to the Tamron as I only tried it for a few minutes before I chose the Sigma.

What I really want to know is what is it about the hundredth anniversary version of this lens that makes it worth $4000? Is there any difference between it and the F2.8 E?

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Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm F2.8 Nikon 85mm F1.8G +1 more
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