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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Feb 8, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Brilliant! Not much else to say.
Cons:
It's BIG & Heavy! The lens hood seems to be too easily knocked off and it is difficult to place in the storage mode (backwards on the lens).

I thought this lens was good on my D200 but on the D3 it is stellar! Focus is very fast and tack sharp. The VR function is excellent.

I love it on my D3 for portraits. It's just a beautiful lens.


 
Nikon D3

d3
Review Date: Jan 29, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $4,795.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: FX sensor, extremely low noise, fast auto focus, beautiful image quality, outstanding matrix metering system, etc, etc, etc.....
Cons:
There is nothing on this camera that I see as a negative.

I have been a Nikon shooter all my life. Started with a Nikkormat FT. The D3 is by far, and I mean By Far, the best camera they have every made. (But I did not own an F4 which was an outstanding camera).

I came to the D3 from a D200. What an easy transition. This camera is really very easy to get to know if you have been shooting Nikon. A different story for Canon shooters switching though.

The image quality is amazing! Shadow detail is unbelievable. Is it worth $5,000? Absolutely!

Finally Nikon listened and got it right!!



 
Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S

1961NAS_180
Review Date: May 4, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,434.99 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build quality is superb. Image quality is outstanding. Very sharp, great contrast.
Cons:
A little heavy so if you are sensitive to that this lens is not for you.

I use this lens on a D200. It is a good match for the resolving power of the camera. I use it for street and portrait photography and love it.

The weight is very noticable. It's not called "The Beast" for nothing!...LOL It may not ballance well on a D80 or D40x. A Tamron may be better suited for the smaller cameras.

Image quality is superb. I am actually stunned at the quality. I did not believe a zoom could achieve this level of IQ. I highly recommend this lens to any serious amature. The pros have known about it for years.