Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
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Much Better than Expected
jpaphotography, B&H Photo
2 September 2014
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've used this lens for 2 shooting sessions so far, and it's incredibly sharp!! Seems sharper than my 85/1.8D. And the maximum aperture f/4 is already tack sharp.<br /><br />The weight feels good with my D600. Well balanced, and definitely not too heavy at all. I can probably shoot all day long with it.<br /><br />Focusing was really responsive and fast. Did a quick series of bird-in-flight shots, almost every photo was in focus and sharp.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, 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
Excerpt: General purpose lens. Small and Light compared to the f/2.8 version with similar performance at about $1K less. The one stop difference is easily compensated with an ISO increase. This lens is sharp, focuses fast and handles well.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction