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

2139NAS_180
Review Date: May 29, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: good handling, excellent image quality
Cons:
flares very easily, overpriced (like most Nikon professional lenses and especially compared to Canon version), VR needs to be disabled when used on tripod

It feels very nice in the hand, even better than the similar lens from Canon. However, compared to the Canon 70-200 IS lens, this one is still a generation older as it requires disabling VR when used on tripod (otherwise you get blurr, no matter the shutter speed). Canon will sense the tripod and do some magic things, like reducing mirror slap. Glass quality of the two lenses is the same. It produces consistently very good (but not excellent) pics. Excellent I would rate the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4.

 
Nikon 28mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor

1921NAS_180
Review Date: Aug 11, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: very sharp, excellent contrast and colours, minimal flare.
Cons:
None (OK, maybe the price?)

A perfect lens not only for night but for day shooting as well. It's size is very well balanced with smaller bodies (like D70, D100, F100). Focus is not very fast -similar to the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D-, but it works even in the worst light conditions.
Rugged construction, feels very good in the hand.
Very enjoyable lens although not very affordable.