Reviews and Problems with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR II AF-S
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Top Quality Nikon 70-200mm F4 VRll - Optics, Design, Function, and Portability
11 April 2014
Summary: The build and optical quality of the Nikon 70-200mm along with its lighter weight and price compared to Nikon's iconic pro-quality 70-200mm 2.8 VRII has proven to be a great choice on all of my current Nikon DSLR cameras: D300s, D7000, D7100, and a D600. I often shoot yachting races and maritime events in the San Francisco Bay with a Nikon 80-400mm mounted on a D300s or D7000 and the Nikon 70-200mm VR F4 mounted on the D600 or D7100 to take advantage of the great optical...
Summary: If you have been tempted, as I was, by Nikon's 70 - 200 mm f 2.8 lens, you might want to think again. This lens produces superb quality images, at least the equal of anything the much larger, much heavier f 2.8 version is capable of, and for $1,000 less. What are you giving up? One f-stop. With it's excellent VR system, this lens produces sharp, crisp images in low light as well as bright, even when hand held.
Summary: As all Nikon lenses, the quality is excellent. I hesitated a bit paying the premium price but after comparing the reviews of other lenses I considered and after much agonizing , I bit the bullet. My first outing using the 70-200 proved I made the correct choice and I have had no second thoughts on spending more for this lens than I did for my D7000.
Summary: I am a 67 year old avid photographer and have been lacking a good telephoto lens for my D90. While most of my friends carry f2.8, my experiences in using them were less than satisfactory. I found the weight a real problem for getting sharp, fast shots. A friend suggested I try the f4, and after reading rave reviews, I thought I'd try it out.
Summary: i have nothing against my 1.4's and 2.8's that cost twice than this lens ! in my entire photography years this lens is the sharpest ! the bokeh is also a lot more creamier than my other Nano coated fast lenses.
Summary: The action of the zoom is great - just enough resistance and not sloppy. It is top quality construction and much heavier than similar dx lenses. Much much lighter than the f 2.8 though. I like that.
Summary: First of all, I'm an amateur photographer with about eight months of hands-on experience with my D5100 and kit lens. I picked this lens up last month after an exhaustive search through countless reviews and articles. I was initially looking for an inexpensive f/2.8 70-200. I quickly realized that wasn't going to happen if I wanted a quality lens. That's when I came across this gem.