Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G

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  1. Formatted

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    So Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G users what do we think?

    I'm looking for a Indoor Sports / Portrait / Wedding lens. Just for part time fun stuff really.

    Anyone got any feedback on it?
     
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    i love mine
     
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    Both the VRI and VRII versions are excellent. Fast aperture. Very fast and quiet focus. Sharp as can be. Just an awesome lens. on the negative side...big and HEAVY!

    I used to have the 80-200 AF-D and now have the 70-200 AF-S VRII and am surprised how much heavier the new lens is in comparison.
     
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    It is probably one of the benchmark lenses of all time. Ask any pro what's in their kit, and you will get a wide variety of answers, but I almost guarantee that the 70-200 will be a universal reply.

    In short... If I had the choice of only one of my lenses, that would be it.
     
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    I've got the VRI and all the reviews are correct. Fantastic lens.

    Just be mindful of one thing........ once you get the good glass, you've entered into a new realm. Get your financial matters in order. It's addictive and costly. clicky :biggrin:
     
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    I picked up the VRII about a month ago. I am loving every moment of having it in my bag.

    I have only shot some golf, so not really that much action. I hope to find some action to take shots of soon.
     
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    For just part time fun stuff, why not the AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D, 2 ring, at half the cost.
     
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    I had the VR and traded up to the VR2. The VR carried our business well and was awesome. The VR2 seems sharper at full reach and is rock steady.
     
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    For "part time fun" you may want to consider saving yourself a bundle and going for a 80-200mm af f2.8. You can get mint examples used for less then $600 these days. Mine was only $500.

    You sacrifice a bit of focus speed and vr, but you save yourself $1500.
     
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    I agree with the suggestion on a used 80-200mm f/2.8 instead. I picked up a new two-ring version a year ago (just before the big Nikon price hike) and am quite happy with it. Amazing lens really. Yes you lose VR and AF-S. However, if you're shooting sports you won't be using VR anyway, and the faster focusing speed of the AF-S lens will only prove its worth in the most critical action.

    Don't buy the 80-200 new though. At 1099 USD (last I checked) it's just too much for what it is. You might as well just spend a few hundred more and get a used 70-200 VR.
     
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    this is what i would do. i borowed my friend s 80-200mm 2.8 D and i was more than pleased with it. in my book, its the best bang for the buck right now.
     
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    fantastic lens i have the vr1..absolutly love it
     

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