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Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8

LMMiller9

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LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Fri 04-Jan-13 06:12 PM

The tests show what they show. All I can tell you is that I set up the exact same conditions, camera settings, light, etc. and shot comparison shots using the two, or in some cases three, different lenses. Everyone can look at them and draw their own conclusions.

Of course I didn't attempt to demonstrate distortion, results in different corners of the lens, or results at every focal length. I'll leave that to dpreview, Mansour, and others who will do that.

When I first got my D800 I put on my 24-120/f.4 lens and walked around Annapolis shooting typical street shots, cars, buildings and people. Some reacted by criticizing me for posting test shots that weren't on a tripod, weren't scientific, etc. Fine. I used the camera exactly how I was likely to use it and in pretty typical hand held conditions. To me, this demonstrated that the camera produced great shots with that lens,hand held. At that time many were arguing that this camera would not be useful handheld, with common lenses, etc. But, my simple test proved exactly what I needed to prove to myself, and since then almost everyone has confirmed the same results.

I am not trying to convince anyone to make any decision. There will be lots of tests and lots of opinions on this lens. I merely offered the data I had.

Larry Miller, Potomac, MD
DF/D810
http://lmmillerphotography.smugmug.com/

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