REVIEW: Nikon AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G (IF)
28 June 2009
Conclusion: In the competitive arena of mid-range zooms, this is the Michael Schumacher. Others come close in some areas, but this is the complete package, coming out top in the fields of optical quality, handling and stabilisation. If you have a camera that this lens will fit, this is the lens to have.
Pros: Optical quality superb, Vibration Reduction system, Good handling
Cons: Balance on smaller bodies (minor), Low profile tripod mount may not clear some QR systems., Price, although well discounted in the ePHOTOzine shop.
Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm F2.8G is a lens which would, were it designated 'DX', be fully deserving of the highest accolades. On the smaller sensor format, results are nothing short of spectacular - resolution is excellent even wide open, chromatic aberration and geometric distortion are low, and...
Pros: Superb build quality with dust and moisture sealing, Excellent image quality on DX format, Effective optical image stabilization, Excellent autofocus with manual override and AF stop buttons
Cons: Less impressive performance on FX format - marred by soft corners and vignetting, Somewhat susceptible to flare with direct light sources in or close to the frame, Average close-up performance, especially at wide apertures
Conclusion: Although the Nikkor 70-200 VR is a very well-made lens and you really can’t be displeased with it, we still feel a bit unsatisfied. If you buy a professional lens for as much as 1700 $ you should expect perfect results in all categories.
Cons: the image quality at the maximum relative aperture in the middle of the focal lengths range should have been better,, weak performance against bright light,, a bit too high vignetting at 200 mm focal length,, not very good performance with the converter attached.
Excerpt: In terms of style, build quality and features, lenses don't come much better than the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR. It offers a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 along with built-in VR (Vibration Reduction) technology that allows you to hand-hold with slower shutter speeds.
Excerpt: This lens is Nikon’s version in the professionally specified and very popular 70-200 range. It incorporates Nikon’s own variety of stabilisation, in this case called VR (Vibration Reduction) and, as with other stabilised lenses, there are two modes. The Nikon however, works slightly differently.
Pros: In summary the main positive points of the Nikon AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G (IF) are:, Optical quality superb, Vibration Reduction system, Good handling
Cons: Negative points are:, Balance on smaller bodies (minor), Low profile tripod mount may not clear some QR systems., Price, although well discounted in the ePHOTOzine shop.
Długoogniskowe zoomy Nikona - część 5, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm F2.8G IF-ED oraz podsumowanie
8 July 2009
Summary: Ocena sumaryczna to średnia ważona z wagami o wartości 0,3 dla rozdzielczości i po 0,1 dla pozostałych parametrów. Ocena za samą jakość optyczną (podana w nawiasie) nie uwzględnia Konstrukcji, Obsługi i Ceny. Wagi takie same jak przy ocenie sumarycznej.
Excerpt: 21.09.09 Dette objektivet er i skrivende stund erstattet med en ny utgave. Den nye har forbedret bildestabilisator (VRII). Det har også fått en spesiell "nano coating" som blant annet gjør det bedre i motlys. Ifølge grafer så skal det også bli skarpere på tele siden.
Excerpt: The Nikon 70-200 f /2.8 VR II was introduced in June 2009 as a successor to the VR I. It is a completely new design, different in construction from its predecessor, with nano-coating and enhanced Vibration Reduction.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Effective image stabilization, Ruggedly built, Fast and accurate autofocus, Internal zoom and autofocus
Cons: Large and heavy, Pricy, Distortion at 70 mm and 200 mm