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

Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8

Ray B

Worthing, UK
210 posts

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

"RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8"

Ray B Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Sat 05-Jan-13 07:36 PM | edited Sat 05-Jan-13 07:43 PM by Ray B

>So true, but the reality is that fast glass will NEVER go out
>of style, because in this case you would still rather have a
>2.8 vs 4 and be able to shoot at 6400 instead of 12800. Shoot,
>I'm waiting for 25600 to shoot like 4000 and then walk into
>the gymnasium and shoot 1/1000th on ISO 200. LOL It's all
>good. How blessed we are to be able to debate the
>"issues" of improved performance

We've been so spoilt in the digital era. I remember as a boy of 12 shooting Ilford HP5 (400 ISO or as it was then 400 ASA) and push processing it in my home darkroom to 800. That was standard stuff in the newspapers back then too. Even with digital each new generation of sensors seems to gain half to a full stop on the high ISO end. So, maybe it's nothing to do with "need" and a lot more to do with "I can get shots that didn't used to be possible".

Even at a pro level I'm not sure I even buy the need for 2.8 zooms anymore. I'm in the camp of 4.0 for zooms and using primes when you need faster.......

Going back again to the "old days" zooms were so awful we all used primes, I love the weight of multiple 1.8 primes over a 2.8 zoom any day

Regards, Ray

Visit: My Nikonians Gallery

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

This is a hot, active topic! Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8 [View all] , LMMiller9 Silver Member , Tue 01-Jan-13 04:06 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
1
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
2
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
96
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
3
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
4
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
5
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
6
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
7
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
8
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
9
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
60
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
10
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
11
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
12
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
13
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
14
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
15
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
17
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
43
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
18
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
63
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
78
                         Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
80
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
22
                         Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
44
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
48
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
67
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
81
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
62
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
70
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
98
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
16
                         Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
19
                         Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
20
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
21
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
23
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
24
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
25
                                   Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
26
                                   Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
49
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
68
                                   Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
71
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
27
                                   Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
28
                                        Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
29
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
30
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
31
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
32
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
33
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
34
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
35
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
36
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
37
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
38
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
39
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
59
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
40
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
41
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
42
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
45
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
46
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
58
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
47
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
50
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
51
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
57
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
99
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
52
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
53
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
54
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
55
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
56
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
66
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
69
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
72
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
73
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
74
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
75
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
76
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
79
     Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
82
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
83
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
84
          Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
85
               Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
86
                    Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
87
                         Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
88
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
89
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
90
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
91
                              Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
92
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
93
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
94
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
95
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
97
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
100
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
101
Reply message RE: Comparison: 70-200 f4 vs f2.8
102