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Zoomer911 Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Dec 2004Sun 26-Dec-04 02:53 PM
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"70-200 or 80-200"


Champions Gate, US
          

Ok I have a question $$ aside is it worth getting the 70-200 2.8 vr over the 80- 200 2.8

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vettelover Registered since 23rd Jun 2004Sun 26-Dec-04 03:01 PM
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#1. "RE: 70-200 or 80-200"
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Depends on what you shoot. If you want the lens for it's speed, the VR will give you a couple of extra stops handheld. The VR lens also focuses very quickly and has great bokeh. If you always use a tripod, you may as well save your $$.

  

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buzzjoy Registered since 31st Jul 2004Sun 26-Dec-04 03:37 PM
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Austin, US
          

I faced the same decision and went with the VR, and I love it. I took a handheld shot of our cat yesterday morning inside the house at full zoom. It is not just sharp, but the whiskers and eye details stay sharp well beyond 100% viewing, still really good at 400%! This is a new experience for me, since most shots begin to lose definition before I reach 100% and all quickly deteriorate beyond 100%.

The other factor that helped me decide was the issue of will you be satisfied for life without the VR? I decided that if I did go with the 80-200 that I would probably be second guessing myslef for years to come, and would probably end up buying both and selling one later. So I saved the hassle and bought my dream lens right away. If money is no issue, then I can't recommend it more highly.

My only caveat is: this is a BIG HEAVY lens. Right now I am captivated by its new capabilities and will take it everywhere, but it would be a tough companion on a long road trip. It also does not fit in my current bag, so there is another expense coming up. Ah, NAS ...

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Zoomer911 Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Dec 2004Sun 26-Dec-04 03:43 PM
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#3. "RE: 70-200 or 80-200"
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Champions Gate, US
          

I tend to shoot more freehand than with tripod but I just got a new bogen 3021 for Christmas. Are the lens characteristics / quality different in one compared to the other

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pookiejones Registered since 24th Nov 2004Sun 26-Dec-04 07:56 PM
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I use to use the 80-200 2.8 until it was stolen. I replaced it with the 70-200 VR about a week ago. I think the 70-200 VR focuses much quicker. Physically it is a little longer, which made me rework the dividers in my bag. They are both heavy so I don't know if there is a big difference between them. So far I am thrilled with the 70-200 and think it is well worth the extra money.

  

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