70-200/2.8 VR Mk II Nikkor
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:01 PM
Will I be retaining my Nikon middle class staus or parting with my first gen model to cop the better glass? Nope - I'd have to cough up at least 700 bucks to make the switch and don't feel the original is so inferior that I'll be any happier with the new kid on the block. But you'd sure would be in good shape to own one of these soon-to-be legendary short tele zooms. The best 70-200 glass is finally here...
Knoxville, Tennessee USA
DSLRs Nikon D300 w/ MB-D10 | Nikon D40
DX Optics 10.5/2.8 DX Fisheye | 16-85/3.5-5.6 VR DX Nikkor
FX Optics 14-24/2.8 Nikkor | 24-120/3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor | 70-200/2.8 VR Nikkor | 85/1.4 Rokinon | 50/1.8 AIS Nikkor | 55/2.8 1:1 Vivitar Macro | Kenko 1.4X TC
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:02 PM
Peter................................................ f8....and be there....
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 01:02 AM
I don't use the lens AF lock buttons because not all my main lenses have/had them, but now that they do, I can re-train myself, given enough time. Then I'll end up upgrading the 70-200 and have to retrain myself again! What are they thinking??
I think, Neil, is that they were improving the VR function so that you could shoot a decently sharp picture (and some of those that I've seen at night are so crisp, you could cut your finger on the edges of the objects in the images) in dim light handheld.
BTW...I had the choice between going VRI and VRII on my new 70-200 and I figured, what the heck, I'll go 70-200 VR II. And it works great all things considered, even though I'm shooting DX right now. Certainly, I am looking at making an eventual upgrade to having a D700 (or replacement) as my primary body...But right now...heck...it works JUST fine on my DX... ~evil grin~
I'm glad I bought this lens and I'm enjoying every minute of using it.
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