Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
4954 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Fri 17-Feb-12 12:35 PM

Hi AJ,

My philosophy is that a careful focus tuning effort, although not shared by all here, is a core ongoing technique with continuous re-evaluation based on real world images in ensuring one gets every lp/mm out of this lens. I don't look at it as a "once and done" effort but rather an ongoing journey with me and my equipment.

Another core technique I consider paramount is fast shutter speeds at approximately 1.5 * focal length plus use of VR for handholding. And if my subject is moving my shutter speeds only go up from there!

Of course I ALWAYS use a lens hood too.

Aperture sweet spots are f4 and f5.6. But I've been pushing the limits with thousands of images at f2.8 and I've been very very satisfied!

I do see the results of the above in my shooting and constantly re-evaluate with an aim to check for problems and continue improving my technique. It is a great lens and I'm sure you'll enjoy it! For me the 70-200 II is absolutely the core of my kit and combined with two other key lens provides me great versatility.

Best regards, SteveK

'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.' -- Dorothea Lange
My Nikonians gallery
My Nikonians Blog

This is a hot, active topic! Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII [View all] , ajdooley Gold Member , Fri 17-Feb-12 08:25 AM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
1
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
6
     Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
12
          Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
16
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
2
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
3
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
4
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
14
     Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
15
     Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
17
     Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
20
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
5
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
7
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
8
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
9
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
10
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
11
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
22
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
33
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
13
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
18
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
19
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
25
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
21
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
23
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
26
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
24
     Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
28
          Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
29
               Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
30
                    Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
31
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
27
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
32
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
34
Reply message RE: Hints for Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
35