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.
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.
No. I have the 70-200 VR1. Love this lens. Why trade f2.8 for f4?
I'll swap it for a 70-200 f1.2 VR if I could carry it.
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.
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
It is easier to stay out than get out.
Absolutely not. My problem with the f4 version is that I wouldn't be able to shoot at f2.8.
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.
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.
First of all, it's about a thousand dollar difference. Who would swap? 2.8 is something I would never give up.
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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