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Old Mar 12, 2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II is a BEAST

Finally got my hands on a 70-200 f/2.8. HOLY COW. This thing is HUUUUGE. And heavy.

Can't wait to get off work and try it out.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Love it!

You will love it. Add a 2X converter for wildlife photo's. I call it a poor man's version of buying a 400mm lens. It will add more weight but still useable without a tripod.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:37 PM   #3
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Finally got my hands on a 70-200 f/2.8. HOLY COW. This thing is HUUUUGE. And heavy.
Did you expect anything different when it comes to professional glass? Just got my 24-70 f/2.8 and it is something else. 70-200 and 14-24 are next.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Just got finished Christening the new 70-200 f/2.8 lens:


201303123886 by dharrisphotog, on Flickr


201303123982 by dharrisphotog, on Flickr


201303124101 by dharrisphotog, on Flickr

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:27 AM   #5
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Yes - I have this lens on the D800e and D3s - it's awesome. The VR II on it is very dependable, the autofocus is very quick. It's fantastic at night too.


My favourite 7.4kg of carbon fibre. Due for a new, lighter group-set.

But this is what the 70-200 F/2.8 VRII can do at night:


1/3sec, F/2.8, ISO3200 at 200mm, Nikon D800e



1/4sec, F/2.8, ISO3200, 165mm



1/3sec ISO2500, F/2.8 at 155mm

No tripod used for those last three, all hand-held. Unbelievable.
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eeeeeewwwww nice !! Have fun !
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