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

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kenw
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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:

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.

The nice thing with cameralabs is that in addition to the standard test chart shots which are often of little utility for landscape they actually go outside and take comparison images of a distant landscape scene for easy side by side comparisons of performance in a real world landscape shooting situation.

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