Reviews and Problems with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR II AF-S
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Fantastic Lens, Especially for the Price
Scott D. Welch, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This lens is fantastic! I had been debating between this and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G version and opted to purchase the f4 primarily due to price, but also the very good reviews and recommendations/suggestions from others. Aside from saving $1000 over the 2.8, I have not yet found that I have lost anything in the bargain. Yes, I realize there may be times when I wish I had the 2.8 but being able to adjust the ISO on my D7000 that time has not yet come.
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: Unless you really need that extra stop buy this lens and save the cash for a holiday to a great place to use this lens. One stop. Personally I just increase my ISO or use a 1.4 prime for very low light. If like me you shoot mainly portraits f4 is great unless you're a fan of the one eye in focus look... This lens is as sharp at f4 as the f2.8 it shows some slight vignetting wide open that is fixable with one click in Lightroom.
Summary: This lens is very, very sharp...I can handhold it at 1/30sec in my office, and the picture is crystal clear and sharp as a bell....you can see it here: http://bpham.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Money.jpg Took other test pictures also handheld, slow shutter speed and almost all came out very sharp! The focusing speed is very fast, silent and accurate. This lens is as sharp as the prime 50mm f1.8 and 85mm f1.8 lens just by looking at the picture at 100%.
Summary: this thing is for real.a modern state of the art lens.colors,sharpness,and clarity results are incredible.as close to expensive prime quality as you can get!im sure in low light situations,the 2.8 would be better,but that would be the only situation.much better construction/build than I expected.a must have for serious photographers.
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.