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| p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Nikkor AFS 70-200mm/4 VR - First impressions |
Andy, can you put the picture of this lens next to a 180 2.8 af-d...?
As written above, I had to give back the lens.
General availability is scheduled for end of November.
thx a lot for the info and examples. From the pics here, and other seen elsewhere, it seems to me, that if this lens has a flaw, it would be, that it is not quite as sharp in close ups as in other situations. Is this also your impression or am I seeing differences not really there?
Take my view as a preliminary view, as it wasn't that much time to check all aspects.
Any lens sharpness assessment should be done from pictures taken with a tripod. I didn't have a tripod with me for the first few shots
D800E, ISO 200, 70mm, f4. 1/100sec, close to MFD
D800E, ISO 400, 70mm, 1/80 sec, f5.6, close to MFD
D800E, ISO 400, 200mm, 1/100 sec, f4, close to MFD
Here are 2 images with the D800E and the lens set at f4. Distance about 40 meters. WIth my small travel tripod (Gitzo Traveller QR5). I did only one attempt per image, nothing fancy.
D800E, 200mm, f4, Full size D800E image (23 MB)
D800E, 70mm, f4, same position, Full size D800E image
One more handheld from this overcast day
D800E, ISO 800, 200mm, 1/160 sec, f4
I cropped a 1500x1000 piece of the image above and resized it to 900x600
I really look forward to use this lens on a sunny and brighter day