Excerpt: I am a semi professional photographer and 90% of my work comes from action, fast moving, constant motion of me and the subject matter many times. I bought this lens so that I might send my 70 x 200 to be looked at. I shoot out and bumps and dings are part of the action. This lens seems quite substantial and since I really shouldn't need the VR was a good compromise as a backup. I think we will get along just fine.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I mount this lens on my Lumix GH3 via metabones speedbooster and it performs great. It produces very sharp images. Very fast and produces beautiful bokeh. It is a bit heavy so use with a tripod is recommended unless you are looking for a lens that gives you huge biceps and triceps. The weight is not much of an issue when the lens is in my bag though.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens for field and gymnasium sports with an FX format camera. 200mm is a little broad for deep football shots, but is just the right thing when the action closes in on the end zone.The sturdy feeling of this lens cannot be over emphasized. It feels great, works smooth and has suddenly become the lens that stays on my D610 while in the bag.That last point may be useful news to some because I do landscape/agriculture/industrial photography during my commutes to...
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction, Utility
Cons: Automanual Focus Change, Auto Manual Focus Change, Heavy
Excerpt: Extraordinary telezoom in spite of its old design, with fast autofocus and great images. It has no VR but in modern DSRL with high iso performance it is a no problem. It is a serious option compared with the 70-200mm VR that is much more expensive.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Bought the lens to take photos of my daughters sporting events and senior photos. It is by far my favoite lens. I now am asked by other parents to take photos of their children because of games going in the night. I have read that the auto focus is lacking, I disagree. My eyes are not what they were and I can not manually focus, the auto focus worked great under the light at a high school boys soccer game (I must add that the lighting at our field has much to be...
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have owned this product for about two years. Most of my photos with this lens have been portrait and travel. I have not been disappointed either by image or build quality,and I do believe that the current crop of NIKON 70-200 lens have a long way to go to attain the quality this lens provides on a daily basis. To say this lens is professional quality in all respects is an understatement.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction