Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
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JE, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Like most, I have wanted to purchase the holy 70-200 f/2.8 for a long time but since I'm not a paid pro, I just could not justify the expense. I have been saving up and decided to give the f/4 a try since most of my photography is outdoors anyway. I picked this lens up used for just about 1/2 the price of the larger 2.8 and I am thrilled! On my d7000 this lens is tack sharp (and I'm a picky pixel peeper). It's quick to focus and the bokeh is oh so gorgeous!
Excerpt: Debated back and forth like everyone else between this and the 70-200 f/2.8. I shoot mainly landscapes, some portraits, wildlife stuff, and know at times I may need 2.8, but settled on this one and couldn't be any happier. This thing is TACK sharp on my D810! Was running around yesterday chasing rainbows and there's no way I would've done that with the 2.8.
Excerpt: Lighter, smaller, smaller minimum focusing distance, yet with the sharpness of the more "well known" f2.8, this lens is great. Its VR works very well, and coupled with fast autofocus of a D810, makes for an excellent combo. Highly recommended.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: If you are going back and forth between the F4, F2.8, or a third party 70-200, definitely go with the Nikon F4. At work I use the Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VRII a lot and it is an unbelievable lens, but I couldn't justify buying it for myself. I considered third party lenses, but you just never know what you are going to get. I finally decided on the F4 after reading a bunch of positive reviews.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have been waiting for this lens a long, long time. I have had all the 80-200/70-200 Nikon zooms (all versions, f4.5/4/2.8). Now, with digital photography, I do not longer need the f2.8 aperture and the extra weight. I have been using the f4 for a couple of weeks, and I have to say that the optic quality is amazing; and size and weight are important reasons to buy this lens. I did some proof photos to check optics and I am very happy with the overall quality.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: very light and sharp. use to heavy, metal in high quality lens but will it hold up. Less shake because of weight and VR. No need for tripod collar as light even on d800. Would like metal front as all plastic and concern for on and off filters.
Excerpt: It is light, fast focus, VR third generation is awesome, last but not least it delivers tack sharp and phenomenon images rendering. Comparing to Nikkor 70-200 f2.8, this is a great alternative lens if you don't need f2.8.I am very happy with this purchase!!!Only Con of this lens is purchasing collar separately. Instead of paying $ for Nikkor RT-1, you can find much cheaper collar with the same quality.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I traded in my old 70-200 2.8 VR lens for this one to use with my D800E and have not been disappointed. The old lens was just not suitable for the 800... I wish I would have switched a year ago. The lens is much lighter. While maybe not the "best" lens for the D800E, it is still a remarkable lens that performs much better than what I was using previously.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight