The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II is a BEAST

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Razeus, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Finally got my hands on a 70-200 f/2.8. HOLY COW. This thing is HUUUUGE. And heavy. :p

    Can't wait to get off work and try it out.
  2. flyshop macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2004
    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.
  3. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    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.
  4. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
  5. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    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. :D 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.
  6. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009

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