70-300mm AFP FX vs 70-200mm 2.8 FL

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FuhTeng
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Re: 70-300mm AFP FX vs 70-200mm 2.8 FL

aaronkick111 wrote:

kenw wrote:

For real world stopped down landscape testing I find cameralabs has the most useful review images:

https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-af-p-70-300mm-f4-5-5-6e-ed-vr-review/2/

https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-70-200mm-f2-8e-review/2/

From the samples in there it looks like you give up very little IQ at F/8 between the two lenses.

Thanks for this think this may be a good option

While bench tests are of dubious utility for outright sharpness, I appreciate them for relative purposes - https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-70-300mm-vr-af-p/3

Sure, the FL is better but it certainly should be! However at f/8, I don't think anyone could tell the difference even at 100%. I have both lenses but I always use the AFP for landscapes. So much easier to carry and the length improvement is significant.

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