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

d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens

agitater

Toronto, CA
4551 posts

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

"RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens"

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Fri 15-Aug-08 11:09 PM

>Has anyone used a 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens with the D700? Does it
>exhibit the same problems as were reported with the D3? Would
>love to know, as this is the only thing preventing me from
>purchasing a D700.

I use the combo every day. It's mainly a viewfinder appearance issue. Because the rear element of the 70-200 VR is set further forward into the lens barrel, you'll notice some dark corners in the viewfinder, but NOT in photos. Image quality from this lens is remarkably good.

Look at Nikon's own MTF chart for the lens and you'll see that outer edges of the 70-200 are a bit soft. This sort of minor softness at the outer couple of millimeters of the lens is typical of this sort of zoom from all makers. In my view it's irrelevant in practical use.

All in all, the D700/70-200 f/2.8 VR combo is superb. I also use my D700 with my old 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-S, which may even be a hair better than the 70-200, but without the obvious benefit of VR.

My Photo.Net Gallery
My Nikonians Gallery

Howard Carson

A topic tagged as having a question d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens [View all] , jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. , Fri 08-Aug-08 12:15 AM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
1
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
2
     Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
3
          Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
4
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
5
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
6
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
7
Reply message RE: d700 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens
8