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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


Any drawbacks to having the "G" version of this lens?


Dec 19, 2011 at 03:00 AM
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No


Dec 19, 2011 at 03:02 AM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Any drawbacks to having the "G" version of this lens?


I'm pretty sure both 70-200's are "G" versions.



Dec 19, 2011 at 03:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


Thanks, this article made it sound like a problem:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikortek.htm#g



Dec 19, 2011 at 03:45 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


Only if you want to use it with really old film bodies. Else no.



Dec 19, 2011 at 04:28 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


Version 1 might vingette slightly with FX bodies. Version II does not.

Both are stellar lenses.



Dec 19, 2011 at 04:32 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


It's not usually a good idea to take Ken Rockwell seriously :-) I have the 70-200 VRII and I certainly can not find any drawbacks.


Dec 19, 2011 at 04:34 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


Mattski1 wrote:
Version 1 might vingette slightly with FX bodies. Version II does not.

Both are stellar lenses.


Back in 2008, Lloyd Chambers tested the 70-200 v.1 on an FX body and published the results in an essay entitled, "Mush in the Corners". All you need to know if you don't have a subscription:

http://diglloyd.com/articles/MiscReviews/Nikon70_200VR.html



Dec 19, 2011 at 04:57 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


For some photographers, the drawback with the VR II is the focus breathing issue -- you don't really get the full focal length at various distances. This depends on the photographer's shooting style.


Dec 19, 2011 at 05:06 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


My 70-200 VR2 makes me mess my pants everytime I see the pictures on screen!! Awesome lens! Awesome.


Dec 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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honorerdieu wrote:
For some photographers, the drawback with the VR II is the focus breathing issue -- you don't really get the full focal length at various distances. This depends on the photographer's shooting style.


This is my no 1 complaint with this lens, you end up shoot headshots at 140mm or something.



Dec 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 70-200 f2.8 G version


slightly is a matter of opinion. VR1 unusable for me even without vignetting because of corner softness that never goes away no matter what aperture. VR2 has funky bokeh near wide open. bad swirlies make it look like you are looking through a tunnel if you have a busy background. you need to stop down to about f5.6 to get reduce enough so that it's not distracting. at least it is sharp across the frame from abotu f4 onwards.

Herb...

Mattski1 wrote:
Version 1 might vingette slightly with FX bodies. Version II does not.




Dec 19, 2011 at 03:57 PM





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