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

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Jun 4, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,522.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Build.. VR.. Sharpness.. Ergonomics
Cons:
Price ! :)

My lens arrived two days ago. Having done some test, I was disappointed. Found out my unit gave me inconsistency lightfall when Iím zooming in & out on my F5 viewfinder. I do see vignetting at all corners from the viewfinder & hardcopy prints event without any filter or lens hood attached! I suspected something had to be wrong. Will be going over to Nikon on Monday to get things confirm. Hopefully a replacement unit will be on its way.

Other than that, the VR gave an awesome performance! Enable me to handheld at 1/4s and still get sharpness. Excellent image quality, blazing fast AF-S.

UPDATE (8 June, 04) : found out what causes the bad vignetting problem with my unit. my 77-72 step down ring! left it on after i used it with my nikon soft.

Conclusion: Highly recomended!!