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70-200 2.8 vr, vr1, vr2 comparison
Firstly, thanks for the great work you do and support you provide to the photographic community!
Can you possibly provide a review or side by side comparison of the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 vr, vr1 and vr2? I'm interested in purchasing one these lenses and would like to research the differences between the 3 versions.
Thanks very much.
_IMG4680_edited by f i n n t r o l l , on Flickr
this photo was taken with my 70-200 and i think it is very sharp (much sharper than my kit lens) defenitely worth upgrading
The VR II is the perfect, ultimate, money no object option. It is more expensive than the VR I though and this is something to consider. You have to ask whether the upgrade in the VR system, overall sharpness etc is worth spending the extra. If it was me and I saw a VR I for a good price, I would snap it up over the VR II. If they were in and around the same price however, I'd probably rather spend the extra and get the VR II. For me, it depends on how much more expensive the VR II is than the VR I.
And there are only two f/2.8 Nikon lenses in the 70-200mm range - the VR I (or just VR) and VR II. The other is the 70-200mm f/4.
Now that I think of it and to give you a real example, my camera shop had a second hand 70-200mm VR I in their window for around the same price as a new f/4 version. In which case, i would have purchased the second hand f/2.8 VR I.
Gregory Cazillo wrote: 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.
Gregory Cazillo wrote: @Conor thanks for quoting me ...I was gonna say it again but didn't have to!
It was a pain to find the exact topic though but I knew it existed somewhere; it was over six months old.
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