I found that the 70-200 works very well on my D700. It's an excellent lens. There is some vignetting when used wide open, but it is in line with other fast FX lenses. This has been the experience with my own copy of the 70-200 anyway (recently made, bought new half a year ago). I just posted a test image to show the amount of vignetting in another thread here:
But as you can see in the same thread, others have had much worse experience with this lens. I have no idea why. But anyway, I was very positively surprised when I got my lens and it did not match all the negative publicity at all.
Tom, I just looked at your images on the other post. Did you see any hint of the vignetting when you framed the shot or do you think it was in the 5% of the viewfinder that we don't see? If we are framing critically with our 95% then the 5% with the vignetting will more then likely be cropped out for final viewing. I don't see the vignetting as a problem with this super lens! I think the vignetting is just something to complain about for D700 users. On the other hand I am glad that I am using a D700 not a D3 or D3x. Those users may have a problem if they don't compensate. The pluses far out weigh the minuses of this great lens when used with the D700 as far I'm concerned. Thanks for your input. Jack
>I see it quite plainly wide open on a light background on >this lens. > >Three solutions: 1) stop down 2) set in-camera vignette >control to high 3) shoot RAW and use software (Capture NX2 has >a vignette control that I find effective).
What about focal length? I thought this was only fully racked out?
Although I don't yet own the 70-200, I do understand that there is a slight tendency for vignette to happen when used on the D700 and I am not surprised at all. I do get a slight vignette too when shooting with 80-200mm wide open, and this same vignette happens too when I am shooting film during the F4 and F5 days. With that said, I don't really see vignette as a major problem. Just stop down a little and it would be gone.
I don't own a Nikkor 70-200 but do own a Sigma HSM 70-200 and have not noticed vignetting wide open at any focal length. Is the vignetting problem limited to the Nikkor 70-200? Mark Stephan USN, retired