Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
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Joe, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is a tremendous lens, especially given the price and the size. The main drawback, as others have noted, is the lack of a tripod collar included with the lens. However, the lens makes up for this by being an extremely solid performer at all focal lengths, even at f/4. Colors and sharpness are top notch. The VR implementation is the best I've used so far on a Nikon lens, and noticeably superior to the older technology on the 16-35mm f/4, which I also own.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great colors, Lightweight, Nano coating, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Excerpt: I am putting together a Nikon constant f/4 lens kit. I already have the 24-120mm f/4 which is dynamite! The clarity and fast focus is superb. I added this 70-200mm f/4 and I am so pleased with it. I have a Nikon D610 now, previously a D600 & before a D700. I love FX and this new lens is sensational. It's a 10 on performance and it is light (compared to the 2.8 version) with only 1 stop difference. I absolutely recommend this lens to the serious enthusiast.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I recently took the plunge and upgraded to full frame with the D610. After much study and debate I chose this lens and the 16-35mm f/4 to add to the 35-70mm f/2.8D I already owned. So far, my results from this lens have been everything I had hoped for. The combination of the D610 and this lens produces great pictures. The low light performance of this combination beats my D7000 with a 50mm f/1.4G attached. The sharpness, detail, contrast and color are all excellent.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great Manual Focus Feel, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I got this lens for an alternative to the 70-200 F2.8 and man and I pleased with my decision! The lens is fast focusing, extremely sharp and doesn't even weigh all the much! So worth the price!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Absolutely one of Nikon's best! Sharp at all focal lengths, with brilliant colors. I have had nearly every version of the 80-200 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8, including the most recent VR II version; all are exceptional, but heavy! Shooting with the Nikon Df this lens is perfect, and the need for 2.8 is very, very, rare. The weight is nicely distributed on the Df as well. The build quality is better than I expected.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: It is lightweight, the upgraded VR really works. Click it on and off in video mode to see it work. I have two sons and it is amazing for capturing them from the sidelines in baseball and soccer. Nice bokah. Very natural colors especially skin. It is long though.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I have two sons who excel at outdoor sports. This lens not only captures then crystal clear, it has very natural color. Bonus is that this lens is very light. I sometimes use a monopod which works great here too.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh