RunRyder RC
 0  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 705 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics › Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
02-10-2006 10:54 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Oat

rrVeteran

CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Anyone have experiance with 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR and 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF. The price difference is around $700, is that extra $700 for VR? Is it worth it to go for VR?

Thanks,

Insane Canopy | Kasama | Kontronik | Jeti

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-11-2006 05:05 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Oat

rrVeteran

CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am getting a D200.

Thanks,
Oat

Insane Canopy | Kasama | Kontronik | Jeti

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-11-2006 11:36 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Ed Moore

rrNovice

West Sussex, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Like all things, you have to think what the $700 could get you. Ok, common sense over.

When I hold the 70-200, I become a happy person For me, the VR is an absolute joy in the right situation. I was shooting a play the other day, and the ability to get rock stead shots at 1/30s 200mm was a real real blessing. I couldn't have done it without VR, with the actors moving around as they do.

Also, comparing the 80-200 with the 70-200, the 70-200 does have a real beautiful out-of-focus (bokeh), and whilst as with all things it's subjective, I prefer it over the 80-200. I'd go as far as saying the bokeh rivals that of lenses famous for their bokeh, like the Nikkor 85 f/1.4 or the Tamron 90 f/2.8 Macro.

I shoot a lot of macro too, with the canon 500D closeup filter you have a very decent macro solution, and the VR obviously comes into it's own when you're doing the macro stuff.

For what I do a lot of (indoor, macro, candid) the 70-200 makes sense to me over the 80-200. I've been lucky enough to be able to borrow both and use them a fair amount, and I definatelly know which one I'm saving for.

What sort of applications would you be using it for?

P.S FYI I use the D70.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-11-2006 04:19 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Oat

rrVeteran

CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ed Moor,

Thanks for the info.
What sort of applications would you be using it for?
I am just want a GOOD quality zoom. It not just for one sort but when ever I need to use the zoom I can just used it. It would be for family pictures, also it could be use for helicopter action. I just want to BUY RIGHT AND BUY ONE. Also, I am looing at 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom and this one is VRII. What do you think about this one.

Insane Canopy | Kasama | Kontronik | Jeti

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-16-2006 06:53 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Ed Moore

rrNovice

West Sussex, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hiya Freakout,

Sorry for the late reply. I've not used the 18-200 VRII, but from what I've read, people are happy with it. Obviously it's not in the league of the 70-200, in terms of quality and speed, but it doesn't seem to be a bad lens either. If you get the opportunity, try both.

(70-200 )

Ed

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-16-2006 06:58 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Isaiahsdad

rrApprentice

Midwest City, Oklahoma

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Vibration Resistant lenses are worth there weight in gold but are you going to be doing photography that will warrant spending the extra money. If not, buy a good tripod and get a steady picture that way.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-16-2006 07:12 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Oat

rrVeteran

CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Will go with 70-200 VR.

Thanks,

Insane Canopy | Kasama | Kontronik | Jeti

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-16-2006 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Ed Moore

rrNovice

West Sussex, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'd definatelly have a good tripod come what may, way before you consider dishing out money on VR stuff. A stable tripod transforms your photogaphy, it really does.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-16-2006 11:33 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Spitfire_mk5

rrKey Veteran

Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

For family stuff IS/VR isn't that useful as kids will be moving and VR/IS doesn't do anything for motion blur or for sports/heli's where your SS will be so high that it won't make much diffrence either, at least at that focal length, except for panning (Nikon does have mode 2 IS doesn't it?)

Though evereyone should have a 70-200 lens of some sort they are SOO incredibly useful. Especially if you start to get more serious about photography.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
02-17-2006 10:26 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Ed Moore

rrNovice

West Sussex, UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yep. Nikon VR has panning correction. Not sure what the technical name for it is, but it's there

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 705 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics › Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 0  Topic Subscribe

Sunday, June 17 - 11:16 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online