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Comparison Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 to Nikon 70-200 f/4 VR

Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004
Sat 16-Mar-13 01:57 AM | edited Sat 16-Mar-13 01:57 AM by Nikon32250

I currently own a Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFS lens. Sometimes I find it is somewhat heavy to carry around for long periods of time. I rented a Nikon 70-200 f/4 VR from LensRentals. I am by no means an expert on evaluating lenses, and so my comments will make no reference to CA, barrel/pincushion distortion etc. I have some sample photos and you should feel free to reach your own conclusions. All images were shot with a D7000 in jpeg ISO 400, and are SOOC.

I must say that I was very pleased with the f/4 lens and certainly found it easier to carry around. I did notice a marked difference in the histograms. The 80-200 histogram showed a definite shift to the left when compared to the 70-200 f/4. Also, for some reason, the 80-200 resulted in a slower shutter speed (1/4000 versus 1/5000).

I have also shown the two lenses side by side, and a second image of the 80-200, 70-200 and 70-300 VR

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Graham
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