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

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OP aaronkick111 Forum Member • Posts: 84
Re: 70-300mm AFP FX vs 70-200mm 2.8 FL

FuhTeng wrote:

aaronkick111 wrote:

kenw wrote:

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



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.

so you have both? I currently have the 70-200mm so if i never use 2.8 and want something lighter for landscape would you say it makes sense to trade the 70-200mm

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