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F2.8 or 4?

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#1 photojazz

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:52 PM

Just thinking...hmmmmmmm Want, need and love to have this lens. Several PhotoWalkers had these but never used them....any comments, thoughts from my family???

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:18 PM

PJ, I've been wanting the f/2.8 version for a few years now but the cost is prohibitive. Even the Tamron is over $1700 so it doesn't look like it will happen any time soon.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:02 AM

No doubt top of the line glass is expensive. The 70-200mm is the best lens in my kit. It is as sharp as it gets. It is also heavy. In fact, I am going to use it to day to photograph a vintage Chevy and owner.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:41 AM

PJ, this IS the lens to have! Just a word of caution... the VRI is not suited for FF, so ONLY consider the VRII edition. Herman

PS. Just noticed that you are considering the f/2.8 & f/4 version.  My comment above relates to the f/2.8!


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:20 AM

Hi PJ,

Shuttabugga has recently acquired a new 70-200 2.8 and loves it,

He must be out shooting as I've been unable to contact him but I'm sure he will give some input


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:06 AM

" Just a word of caution... the VRI is not suited for FF, so ONLY consider the VRII edition." Can you shed some light on this ?
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:37 AM

Charles, the VR1 version (which I'm proud owner of) was not designed for full-frame dSLR's. When wide open you will gain a vignette effect. In respect of the later VRII lens this has been addressed to accommodate FF and thus deal with the vignette issue. Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thank you, Herman. I was unaware.
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:42 PM

At B&H today, I was allowed to check out the Nikon 2.8 and 4, Tamron 2.8 and Sigma one as well for overall focusing and handling. Overall the Nikon systems were faster in focus, the F4 was the lighter of all. I was gonna buy one of the cheaper ones but have decided to get the Nikon 2.8 VRII later. Thanks for your remarks.


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