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on Feb 24, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 70-200VR2

This movie requires Flash Player 9 The 70-200VR2 really is a gorgeous lens. But, is it the right tool for you? I’ve written what seems like a bunch on it, but here’s a couple of thoughts for...

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on Jan 1, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 70-200f2.8 VR 2

02.15.10 This is a beautiful lens, it took only seconds shooting with it to fall in love with this new style. This lens fills out the Nikon FX f/2.8 lens trilogy, 14-24AFS, 24-70AFS and the 70-200AFS. You can’t find a sweeter trio but then, you’re paying for that. Is the 70-200VR2 sharper than the original? Is it the sharpest of all the 80-200s/70-200 series? Yes, no, maybe so, who cares. In my lonely opinion, the VR2 is a tad sharper than the previous version and of all the lenses, it’s the one I enjoy the most and that comes from its cosmetics and overall design. For my current work in the air, this lens is killer and that’s all the counts to me. The VR2 replaces a lens that was thought of as being one of the best, that’s until the D3 was introduced. Then the vignetting problem appeared. While easily dealt with in post, that’s not the point. Does the new version take care of this problem? Ah,...

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