How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

Started Oct 21, 2016 | Polls
afoton
afoton Senior Member • Posts: 1,634
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

0-4 days pr year. This year I have used it 3 times, yesteryear 0, the year before that 4 times.

JeffryZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,424
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

T O Shooter wrote:

70-200VRII and never use it. I use the 80-400AFS G. A shame really as it's a lens that brings a smile to my face when I do use it. Or when I did. Better IQ but I give that up for the 80-400 range.

Depends on the situation for me.  Outdoors shooting wildlife or maybe far away sports- I would use my 80- 400mm.   Indoors or low light or closer event or vacation (prefer a bit smaller/ lighter for that) ?  The 70- 200mm f/2.8 VR2.    Either combined with my Nikon 17- 55mm f/2.8 covers almost everything.

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1971_M5
1971_M5 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,236
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

The 70-200 VR1 was my go-to lens back in the day.  When I first started taking pictures with it, I was blown away!  I initially had the 18-200 kit lens with the D300, so the 70-200 VR1 was a huge step-up in IQ.  But I needed more reach.  After I bought the 80-400G, I have hardly used the 70-200.

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StillLearning
StillLearning Veteran Member • Posts: 4,387
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)
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F2.8Vr2.  I use it 52-56 days a year.(One day a week and 5 days a week in June)

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OP CJunc Forum Member • Posts: 97
Re: "How Often" v. "How Important"

Rexgig0 wrote:

It is not "how often" I use the 70-200/2.8G VR, but "how important" those fewer images might be.

First, thanks for this comment, its really the more salient question and a very helpful answer.

I think you all have helped enforce that this lens really is a valuable tool.  Im going to weigh the options and probably take a plunge here when theres more information about the 70-200E.  Thanks!

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ChapelThrill23 Senior Member • Posts: 1,102
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

I have an 80-200 2.8. Excellent results but I find I usually leave it at home. It is just too heavy to want to haul around for hours at a time. I will likely buy the 70-200/4 soon. I rented it and found the form factor fantastic. If Nikon updated the 135 or 180mm primes I'd probably buy one of those as well.

grannygear
grannygear Regular Member • Posts: 471
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)

I am an event and family portrait shooter. I have the Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC and use it every shoot, at least once a week, generally 2 or 3 times a week. I introduce the lens to clients as my magic lens. I find it balances well on my D600 or D7100. I am very used to the weight, and don't really notice it anymore. Probably my best photography investment.

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Navmark77 Regular Member • Posts: 282
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)
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Anytime I need a walkaround lens, if I think I might want wide, I mount the 24-120.  If not, I mount the 70-200.

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Dperkell
Dperkell Junior Member • Posts: 40
Re: How often do you use your 70-200 (vr1 or 2, or f4)
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It's my work horse...

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