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LuisGonzalezLT

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"RE: Don't forget about your lens selections for this bad boy"

LuisGonzalezLT Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2005
Sat 11-Feb-12 07:06 PM | edited Sat 11-Feb-12 07:48 PM by LuisGonzalezLT

The II version should exceed those resolution levels at all focal lengths through F8. I'm not sure what it will look like at F/11. It was fine at 24MP but with diffraction starting around F/9 on the D800 things will start to go softer at F/11 than they did on a D700 and I have no idea what that will look like.

The I version also holds it's own. Only at F/2.8 does it look like the extreme corners flirt around the threshold.

I want to stress that we're talking about all conditions being perfect. Things on an optical test bench aren't the same as things in the real world. Even though the I and II versions both are technically providing good resolution, I do think that my II version is performing a bit better than my I version on the edges and corners even on a D700. Then there are lens sample variations, temperature variations, etc. The bottom line is if you start with lens A that yields much higher resolution than is required versus lens B that starts off as "just barely good enough", lens B will more easily shift into less desirable performance than lens A.

I will guess that to achieve the best out of a D800 you'll need to really cut down the camera shake/mirror slap vibration, use a hefty tripod if not using VR within it's capabilities.

Once I get a D800 in here I'll have my buddy come over - he has the 70-200 I version, and we'll do some direct test shots against my 70-200 II version and see how they compare out in the wild.

Luis Gonzalez
Everlasting Photography, Inc.

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