New Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 VRII

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    Now I hope they changed the optical formula a bit to fix the edge sharpness. They released the new 18-200 as well and all they did as far as I have found to date was swap the VR unit.

    /EDIT: Read twice, post once. N coatings and a new optical design. It says so right there.
     
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    D300s, D3000, 18-200 VRII and 70-200 VRII were all announced the same day. haven't seen any confirmation that the new optics will quiet the complaints about vignetting on Fx/Film. i'm guessing it will...
     
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    One of Nikon's claims is that this lens will not have darker edges on full frame. One thing I don't like about the new versions is that they got rid of the 3 AF lock buttons on the lens. They were particularly handy.
     
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    As far as new Nikkor lenses, I am anxiously awaiting the release of the 35mm F/1.4. The new 70-200 holds nothing for me even close to the price of the upgrade. I vignette 95% of my pictures vastly more than the lens ever does on a FF under any possible conditions and the nearly invisible edge softness is totally killed with a setting of 20-25% sharpening in NIK Sharpener PRO 2.0.

    I feel I would be burning several hundred dollars if I was forced to purchase this lens. New lens buyers... it may be a different point of view, but if I did not own the "old" 70-200, I would be looking for some poor schmuck that needed to be on the bleeding edge and get a used one from one of these people.
     
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    I'll give anyone $500 for their old outdated 70-200 f/2.8 :D
     
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    Dream on... lol
    I was offered $1800Cdn last month for mine. No thanks.
     
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    Hey it's worth a shot :lol:
     
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    Try offering $500 for a second hand 80-200 f/2.8. You may have more luck and end up with super quality optics too. No I won't sell you mine :p
     
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    Yeah, thought about going that route as well.
     
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    $501
     
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    Seems like there's a new camera and lens to go with it coming out every day!
    I just got a Sony A200(all I could afford) - and I'm more than satisfied! - I wonder how I'd be with a D3000.
     

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