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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

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The zoom ring is the best Nikon has made in almost 30 years since the 70-210/4 AF: it turns with one fingertip, and is well enough balanced that you can do this pointed up or down, too. The Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR delivers a 35mm full-frame equivalent field of view and stands out due to its small size and weather-resistant build. Everyone else would have to do with lenses that were prosumer at best, such as the Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5. As always, newer lenses don't make better pictures; all they do is funnel more money to offshore businesses like Nikon from our American and European economies, and give a little more convenience, like AF and VR — but not better pictures. Why don’t you share it with your friends, or drop me a comment to let me know how you feel about this?

TC-17E and TC-20E series teleconverters if you've got one of the newest cameras that can autofocus well at f/8, otherwise don't use them.I couldn’t find any signs of chromatic aberration, lateral or longitudinal, which is impressive considering the number of chrome car parts in the sun I shot whilst in Havana. At close distances, the 70-200mm loses quite a bit of the range, which can be a problem for those of us that like to fill the frame with small objects.

Coated optical glass elements certainly help with handling ghosting and flare on the 70-200mm f/4G VR. I’d recommend using a 100mm square filter system like I do, and in particular the Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filter holder which comes with 67mm and 77mm rings for either one of these lenses. I suspect the resale value of many F-mount lenses may go up on the second hand market once the improved focusing on the Z8/Z9 trickles down to Z6/7 series cameras and people will probably find many of those lenses to have a long life ahead whether on mirrorless or DSLR cameras.For example, I find that the nano-coated Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR renders superior colors than the older Nikon 24-120mm f/3. Can't tell its mounted on my 70-200mm VRII except that it weights a little more, is a little longer, and my aperture reads F/5. As well as straight-from-the-camera JPEGs, we've also converted several Raw files, and have made 'to taste' adjustments for best results. Sony is bringing a shutter angle setting to its two more affordable alpha-branded Cinema Line cameras, the FX3 and FX30, with a firmware update. ED VR II vs AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR compared review, I used the very uninspiring building across the street from where I live as a test scene.

Slimmer, lighter, and smaller in all dimensions, the new 70-200mm F4 is a genuinely portable optic, and in terms of handling, an ideal companion for one of Nikon's smaller FX DSLRs, like the D800/E or recently-announced D600. So when testing the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR, I wanted to see how well the TC-20E III would couple with the lens when it comes to sharpness, autofocus speed and accuracy. Your comparing the bokeh-thing to composition is not totally exact as composition is the fact to "cut in the reality" which is unavoidable as one cannot take a picture of the whole world, while bokeing is a volontary way to over-extract a subject from its context.

There’s always just a bit of degradation at the edges, indeed, even stopped down to f/8 at some focal lengths. It starts out fairly low at 70mm, but the effect quickly increases, with 135mm producing the highest amount of 2. In use, I’d say that you’ll gain an average of about 4 stops, 5 at the wider end and if your technique is good to start with. Therefore, I understand that you were as lucky to find a good 24-200/4 sample as you were unlucky with the 70-200/4.

The outer edges look OK with some visible fringing, but the inner part of the circle certainly does suffer from the dirtier look. APO-Lanthar, and the Zeiss 2/135 APO-Sonnar; however, neither of these would be flexible enough and frankly I prefer not to use manual focus telephotos on moving objects such as cars and people (both of which there’d be plenty of in Havana).

And trying to do a measurement by hand-holding the lens and reporting on the number of sharp vs blurry shots is never accurate either because there are too many variables involved. It won't autofocus with the cheapest new AF 35mm cameras like the N55, but if you focus manually, everything else works great. It’s excellent edge to edge even wide open, though f/8 might be the best aperture by a slight margin. I've got an AFS 80-200 and I've always had a serious vignetting problem at all focal lengths and apertures. Microcontrast is excellent by Nikon standards – right up there with the best of them – but still falls slightly short of the mighty Zeiss Otus**.

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