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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky.
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.
F2.8Vr2. I use it 52-56 days a year.(One day a week and 5 days a week in June)
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!
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.
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.
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.
It's my work horse...