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VR vs VRII on 70-200 f2.8

paulfree17

Montville, US
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paulfree17 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jul 2009
Mon 15-Oct-12 03:17 PM

I am looking into this lens for my D7000 camera. I have found used VR lenses for about 1/2 the price of a new VRII and was wondering if the improved stabilization was worth several hundred dollars.

I have seen some discussions that stated the if I am shooting a cropped sensor that I would not get that much benefit from the VRII as opposed to the VR. This seems counter-intuitive. At the 200 mm end the crop sensor is equivalent to 300 mm which in my mind would make the extra stabilization even more significant. Also the better noise suppression of the full frame cameras would allow for higher ISO and thus faster shutter speeds making the 4 stop stabilization less necessary.

So I am thinking that the VRII would offer significant benefit when hand holding this lens on a D7000. Would this assumption be correct or should I go with the VR and save myself some dough to buy a 1.4 or 2.0 extender?

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