Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions
thomas2279f
thomas2279f Senior Member • Posts: 2,850
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

No, just saving up for the F/4 version which I wanted ever since Canon brought out their 70-200 F/4 L IS USM

Hope Nikon brings out in 2013 80-400 AFS VR, 300 AFS VR & a 400 AFS F5.6 / VR would be good 2.

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Shotcents
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Weight

After looking at the specs on the new F4 I see that it's still not what I'd call a compact or light-weight lens. It's about the same weight as the 24-70 2.8 and that lens is a beast to lug around, which is why I finally sold it!

I never sighed with relief when I carried the 24-70 on my D700/D800 instead of the 70-200 VRII. Both are big lenses with a good deal of heft, so I don't see much of a bid deal with the F4 against it's slow aperture. I suppose if you don't do portraits the F4 would be okay.

Just another 2 cents.

Robert

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adamba Contributing Member • Posts: 732
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

Nope.

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terribird Regular Member • Posts: 311
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

No.  I have the 70-200 VR1.  Love this lens.  Why trade f2.8 for f4?

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Dennishh Contributing Member • Posts: 549
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

I'll swap it for a 70-200 f1.2 VR if I could carry it.

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OP Digital Click Regular Member • Posts: 337
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

Thank you all for the replies. Got me thinking. I am more inclined to keep the 2.8 now. I do have a 70-300 VR Afs as well and will just use that for travel shots.

TK

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marshim Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: I'm leading towards same decision

I have 70-300VR and thinking of getting the F2.8 VR2...

I just afraid that as many people here said I will not want to take the 70-200 f2.8 off and will have to carry the beast everywhere

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Maethros Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

Nope.

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gnagel Veteran Member • Posts: 7,450
Re: Would you straight swap your 70-200 F2.8 II for the new F4 version?

Absolutely not. My problem with the f4 version is that I wouldn't be able to shoot at f2.8.  

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Mark_A
Mark_A Forum Pro • Posts: 12,491
No, I would not swap a 70-200 F2.8 II for new F4 one

I am interested in lenses and cameras that permit me to make pictures in as wide an array of circumstances as possible.

The f2.8 will be able to operate in significantly lower light than the f4 and because of that for me it is much more desirable.

Mark

JIMBO3031NIKON Forum Member • Posts: 88
Re: No, I would not swap a 70-200 F2.8 II for new F4 one

No way. I love my 70-200vr1 on my D7000 and N75. If I wan't to go lighter I can always take my 70-300vr or the most loved/hated 18-200vr. I saved and waited patiently for the 2.8 (and it was used!), it is heavy and large but a beauty to use and the pics are amazing.

ScottnLaguna
ScottnLaguna Contributing Member • Posts: 756
Not a chance

First of all, it's about a thousand dollar difference. Who would swap? 2.8 is something I would never give up.

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Boschje Contributing Member • Posts: 667
Personally, not in a 100.000 years

Nothing compares to fast glass IMO. I don't categorize the 70-200mm F/2.8 II as heavy either, I don mind carrying  it all day, it balances very good on my D3 and D4.

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