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5 Stops VR? Has Nikon Marketing lost the plot?

walkerr

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Master Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art and science of photography   Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 05th May 2002
Fri 26-Oct-12 03:27 AM

What's the niche? The one that's been asked for by photographers for years: a well constructed telephoto zoom that doesn't lose a stop of light at 200mm, that's much smaller and lighter than a 70-200mm 2.8, has high quality construction and very good optics. The Canon equivalent has been an extremely popular alternative to their f/2.8 lenses, and many Nikon photographers want an equivalent choice.

As for me, I own a 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and have already ordered an f/4 version. Traveling with the f/2.8 version isn't terribly pleasant and this lens should be distinct improvement. I've known it was on its way for a while and am glad to see it arriving soon. I won't be getting rid of the f/2.8 lens as it's great in many situation, but this will be a nice alternative to the lower-end 70-300mm VR I've used while traveling.

Rick Walker

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