Reviews and Problems with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR II AF-S
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The 70-300mm lens is great and defiantly takes better pictures than the 55-200mm and ...
26 July 2014
Summary: I had done tons of research trying to decide between the 70-300mm and the 70-200mm/f4. I originally bought the nikon 70-300mm lens as an upgrade from my beloved 55-200mm kit lens. The 70-300mm lens is great and defiantly takes better pictures than the 55-200mm and focused much faster than my fathers 55-300mm but... It wasn't what I was looking for. I suggest it as an affordable upgrade from the kit lens defiantly! But I wanted something more.
Summary: I wanted to get the 70-200mm 2.8 but had to settle for this one because of the 2.8's $2,500 price tag. The f4 is a good lens no doubt about it. Used with flash it delivers stunning results. Sometimes it has problem focusing in low light but this problem can be handled by focusing the lens manually. This is not exactly a light weight lens so I think handling the 2.8 would be a bit of a problem. The build quality is similar to the new G lenses that are made from plastics.
Great because it's much lighter and less "look at me" than the 70-200 2.8 VR II.
8 April 2013
Summary: I originally got this because it's about $1000 cheaper than the 70-200 2.8 VRII. It takes great photo when there's enough light out and much lighter on your arm/shoulder/dignity when you''re running around the street with this. It does take a smaller filter but that's plus since smaller filters are cheaper too. Photos are very sharp and precise with the VR 3 system (claimed 5 stops) and I can definitely feel it's more stable than the 70-200 2.8 VR II.
Summary: I purchased this lens to use with my Nikon D4 for portraits and for wildlife photos. I am very pleased with this lens. It is light, focuses fast, and has very good image quality and color rendition. It also produces a very pleasing bokeh. A couple of things keep me from giving this lens 5 stars: the focus and zoom controls take up a large part of the barrel so it is sometimes possible to inadvertently move them when trying to take a shot; it does have a somewhat...
Summary: Before recently switching to Nikon to acquire the D600, I've been a long time Canon equipment user, primarily because of their high quality f/4 "L" lens line, for which Nikon had no reasonably priced equivalents. Not so any more. The Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS lens is renowned for it's remarkable image quality, compact size and very reasonable cost, but after using the Nikon for a bit, I can earnestly say that Nikon is clearly in the game now as well.
Very high IQ, very nicely made, one small (buy fundamental) design irritation.
25 January 2015
Summary: You can read reviews of the IQ all over the place, so I am not going to bore you with long comments on that. It's great quality, the VR works well and it's quite light in the hand, compared to the monster f2.8. The one issue I have with it:- While the zoom ring is double cream smooth (you don't know what you've been missing till you use it), the zoom is near the body and the focus ring out at the end.
Summary: i won't waste time talking about the positives as those are outlined in other reviews. The auto-focus is slow on my camera body, using the focus-limiter will help greatly, but it's anyway slow. I can count the milliseconds it takes to focus, if you know what i mean. That's why i'm giving 4 stars. At f4 the vignetting is noticeable, not a big deal for me, and anyway it's already gone at f5.6.
Summary: I was using a 85mm 1.8G on a D800 which gave tack sharp files when blown up, but only if it is on a tripod or you are lucky enough to hold it totally still. So went for one of these 70-200 f4 as the stabilisation would help me and the 2.8 is too heavy. The good side to this lens is every picture is sharp hand held, its hard to emphasise how good it is, you zoom out to telephoto and the picture shakes all over the place in the viewfinder, as soon as you squeeze the...
Summary: I have shot in low light in museums as well as in bright sunlight. The focus speed is fast, sharpness razor sharp. Warning: you will fall in love. Cons: very heavy BUT: practice over a number of months strengthened my wrists and I got used to the great weight. If you're a woman and with thin wrists, think twice about buying this brick, but again, if you are into breaking pain barriers, by all means buy this jewel.