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nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #1964

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Hi Greg, and thank you for all you do! i have nikon D5100 and heard you suggesting nikon 70-200mm VR lens for portrait shoot, weddings. as i understand that lens would be good for full frame body like nikon D3 series, which lens would you recommend using that is the same caliber just for D5100? Thank you very much!!!
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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #1968

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Hi there Yoanna,

Welcome to the Forum :)

The Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 FX lens will also fit on a Nikon D5100. A DX lens to a FX camera will not work, well, it will work but you will get a horrible vignet.

But thats only when putting a DX lens on a FX body.

So, conclussion:

A Nikon 70-200 F/2.8 VR II FX Lens will also fit on a D5100 and will give you awsome images.

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2036

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I use the 70-200mm on my D7000 all the time when I'm out shooting wildlife. You won't regret it the purchase at all, but I do recommend the VR I over the VR II at it's much cheaper and you'll have nothing to gain since you'll be using the D5100.
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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2039

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I really can't comfirm what Keith is saying because i shoot Canon and not Nikon.

But keep it in mind while making the decission!

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2074

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One certainly can't go wrong with a 70-200 f/2.8; a very versatile lens. It will be your go to lens no doubt.

It's a great choice and perfect if you do go for full frame in the future.

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2076

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Christian Udarbe wrote:
One certainly can't go wrong with a 70-200 f/2.8; a very versatile lens. It will be your go to lens no doubt.

It's a great choice and perfect if you do go for full frame in the future.

Hi Christian,

Do you know what the difference is between the 70-200 F/2.8 VR I and the VR II version?

Keith says that the VR I is cheaper which is true, but you have nothing to gain towards the VR II.

I don't know about that. Do you?

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2079

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Yeah I have been hearing a lot of debates regarding the VR I and II. I actually don't own any of them LOL but in those instances that I read the debates is that you do gain from the extra bucks in VR II.

The VR is obviously better than that of VR I (but probably not the best characteristic to justify the purchase; in most instances you'd be shooting at a higher shutter speed anyway plus both VR I and II won't have much differences at their max focal lengths plus moving subjects at that length), better optics probably, and I read that VR II can tolerate teleconverters a lot better than VR I, sharper corners, less vignette...

VR I though has better image magnification at minimum focus. VR II is reported to have an effective focal length of 135mm at minimum focus (still a bit alien to me as to what this really means LOL); this is a big deal to some people.

So, there are pros and cons to each version, but you do gain IMHO if you do get the VR II.

However, for me, if I were to find a VR I for a very good price, I would still get the VR I in spite of it being older. Otherwise, VR II all the way.

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2081

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That's just based on the debates I read... just want to reinstate that =p

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2084

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Christian Udarbe wrote:
However, for me, if I were to find a VR I for a very good price, I would still get the VR I in spite of it being older. Otherwise, VR II all the way.

Good answer sir! Exactly what I was thinking. :lol:
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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2085

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I would not get it...

It won't fit to my Canon...

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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2094

The VR2 has upgraded coatings, glass, faster AF,better vignette control and a better VR system. There is a reason to get the new one. That said I am still quite happy with my VR1.
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Re: nikon 70-200 lens compatibility 4 years 3 months ago #2097

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Indeed Greg, i think you will still get awsome images with the VRI. I think i would go for the VRI if that is nice priced against the VRII.

If you have already the VRI, i don't think you would go fast to the VRII version.. or you have loads of money.

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