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p.1 #1 · My First Real Test Of The 70-200/4 AFS VR


I needed to take some informal portraits of my daughters so I pulled out my 1 day old 70-200/4 AFS. Used it on my D800 wide open, hand held, with a mix of natural, CF, and flash lighting - not optimal I know, but it's all I had to work with.

VR was on and I used it at a few focal lengths from 200mm to 100mm.

All I can say is that I'm very very impressed. It seems that near the minimum focusing distance (MFD) 200mm f/4 gets just a tad soft (OR VR becomes less effective, I have not figured out which yet). But at 130mm or 100mm it's incredibly sharp wide open at 1.5 meters or so.

Here's an example - first a ~50% crop form the original, then 100% of her eye where I was focusing. Minimal sharpening (level 2 in CNX2).

Can't ask for better than that in my book!





~50% Crop Of The Full Frame

  NIKON D800    130mm    f/4.0    1/60s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







100% Crop - No Additional Sharpening

  NIKON D800    130mm    f/4.0    1/60s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 15, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · My First Real Test Of The 70-200/4 AFS VR


I heard the expression "can count the eyelashes", but here you actually can...

Really incredible.



Dec 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · My First Real Test Of The 70-200/4 AFS VR


Looks great!


Dec 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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p.1 #4 · My First Real Test Of The 70-200/4 AFS VR


Nice shot. Lens are getting better and better!


Dec 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · My First Real Test Of The 70-200/4 AFS VR


This is a great lens, cute pic



Dec 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM





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