answers: 25

  1. Ruslan
    01.08.2020

    Hello Arkady. I have this lens in a light version. I want to note that my vr works when focusing with the AF-ON button and the zoom ring moves quite easily, the effort is the same as on 80-200mk3. It's a pity your review did not come out a little earlier. When thinking about replacing 80-200)

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      01.08.2020

      Thank. As far as I remember, all lenses include a stub when you press AF-ON

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      • Ruslan
        01.08.2020

        And regarding the comparison of 70-200 and 80-200 mk3, the optically 70-200 is almost the same, except that the 80-200 is more soapy at 200mm at f / 2.8. And the 80-200 has worse enlightenment, in my opinion it has a loss of contrast with side and backlight. The 70-200 is doing better in this regard + still a good, large hood. Nikkor 80-200 seems to be more fragile (probably because of the body material) but lighter and more compact. And the bokeh of the 80-200 is softer and more interesting, again in my opinion.

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    • Dmitriy
      01.08.2020

      If the ring runs tight, the zoom mechanism is worn out. Or from old age, from abrasion of rubbing surfaces, or from impact.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      03.08.2020

      I'm sorry, this is my jamb, I understand what the mistake is. Fixed.

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  2. Vadim fedorov
    01.08.2020

    Outstanding weight performance. Compact camping telephoto camera. :)

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    • Dim
      01.08.2020

      Such interesting photographs are obtained from such objects that weight is no longer so important. I have 80-200 2.8 and I preferred to take it and fix 50 1.8, and not something else. The past cannot be brought back.

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  3. Alex.
    01.08.2020

    I have been using this lens for 5 years on my Nikon D750. Until now, the size and weight are embarrassing, you are thinking how to take it for a walk, but the picture, speed and focusing tenacity are amazing, for this I can not part with it. By the way, the focusing ring rotates normally without much effort. In the work of the stabilizer, I also noticed such a feature that it is better to always turn it on in the active mode, I did not notice any lubrication when using it. I also took the vr2 version for testing, it gives a sharper picture at an open aperture across the entire field of the frame and much less vignette, but for me these two parameters are not so important because I mainly use it for portraits. The only time it upset me was when I used it on Nikon D850 (I took a camera for a week for a test drive). On the 850, it no longer pulls 45 MP. permissions unfortunately. For cameras with a higher resolution matrix, it is better to take the 2nd or 3rd version of this lens.

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    • US6IBD
      01.08.2020

      Usually already for D810 VR2 take. Otherwise, it is difficult to avoid micro-lubrication.

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  4. Jankowsky
    02.08.2020

    Finally this review came out. How long have I been waiting for this. From the first shots I recognize this gross reportage karinka. I have a white 70-200 VR I and a 70-300VR. So, when I received 70-200 and shot them, it seemed to me that either something was wrong with a copy, or it was normal and they were all like that. My 70-300VR produces an extremely sharp picture, uniform in all corners - even 300 \ 5.6 stars in the center, round dots. And this 70-200 is simply terribly comatose at 135-200 \ 2.8 in the center with hardly noticeable doubling of the contours along the edges. This is most annoying at infinity. And from 70 to 100 sharpness at 2.8 is simply flawless. Was in the set 80-200 \ 2.8 MK III - so he slightly softened to 200 \ 2.8, but there was no coma in the center at all! Can someone tell me - is it possible to align the lenses at the long end and what it depends on. The lens looks completely new without any signs of falling or extraneous interference. Arkady writes about a tight zoom ring, perhaps there was an old worn-out copy in the review - my zoom rotates very smoothly and smoothly without jamming.
    There are also rumors that white Nikons underwent particularly strict quality control - so I can't explain the reason for the axial coma at 200/2.8

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    • Ivan
      03.08.2020

      White lens bodies (Canon, Nikon) - in which fluorite lenses are present. This material has better transparency, but more fragile. Therefore, in order to minimize mechanical damage when the metal case expands when heated (direct rays of the sun), a light color is used for this.

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      • wj
        09.08.2020

        Ivan, fluorite lenses are also used in black lenses. For example, in the new 120-300mm f / 2.8E FL ED SR VR (read the description - https://www.nikon.com/news/2020/0107_lens_01.htm).
        And in white (although it's actually more of a light gray) there were lenses such as the 70-200 / 2.8 VR I, which did not use fluorite lenses.

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      • Ivan
        09.08.2020

        This means that the new one has already been made in a black case. I did not specifically track it, but I was interested in light cases several years ago. But about the 70-200 / 2.8 VR I did not understand, this 70-200mm f / 2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NIKKOR, because it is in black.

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      • wj
        09.08.2020

        @ Ivan
        No, the 70-200mm f / 2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR NIKKOR also existed in a light gray version. Just google “white nikon lenses” and you'll see right away. There are a lot of them. For example: http://regex.info/blog/2006-11-06/275

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      • Ivan
        09.08.2020

        So Canon made a light body based on technical requirements, and Nikon based on fashion, marketing and imitation?

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      • Pokemon
        10.08.2020

        The White 28-70 / 2.8D was indeed a rare limited edition.

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      • Roman
        10.08.2020

        Canon also made black lenses with fluorite. And then white ones without fluorite - like 70-200 / 2.8. So it's a lot more marketing than technical.

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  5. Maria
    04.08.2020

    Thank. Finally, we wrote a review, where we mentioned almost the entire line of zooms with these focal lengths. It is pleasant for them to photograph in motion and to photograph birds. And for portraits, fixes are still better.

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  6. wj
    09.08.2020

    My 5 kopecks. Somehow I had a chance to shoot one portrait session with this lens. An unpleasant surprise was a rather strong exposure (hares) from the backlight. I usually use AF-S 85 / 1.8 for portraits, so it holds back light much better.

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  7. Maria
    10.08.2020

    For those who change their mind, take it, no (and it costs quite acceptable for light glass, you can get Russian for 20 rubles) - on D90.
    Taking pictures of animals and twigs with it is a pleasure. It has already been written about portraits - everything is ambiguous.
    https://vk.com/id636784?z=photo636784_457249184%2Fphotos636784
    https://vk.com/id636784?z=photo636784_457247945%2Fphotos636784
    https://sun9-68.userapi.com/WHzcmxYIsJMvs3O68C1EF0Iy2lMBgPD_sP2c0g/1rBtghib5hc.jpg

    The last one is noisy - oversight

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    • Ivan
      10.08.2020

      For these purposes, and 70-300 is not bad.

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      • Maria
        10.08.2020

        Maybe it's hard for me to match.

        In St. Petersburg, everything is so bad with lighting that the priority was the aperture ratio when there was a choice.

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      • Ivan
        10.08.2020

        I've been to St. Petersburg twice. Once there was a beautiful sunny weather. I shot a bunch of great shots.

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      • Maria
        10.08.2020

        Lucky. When you work here, you can't get out on those very fine days.
        In the evening I go from work from the side of Nakhimovsky and the historical center is just against the sun, those same lights are constantly pursuing, only Aurora and have time to photograph in different perspectives. And vacation - summer cottage, forest, twigs, berries)

        So I love to look at my hometown of photography professionals and amateur guests)

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  8. Dmitriy
    12.06.2021

    I downloaded the photos, Arkady would like to wish you to take more shots at 200 / 2.8 and it is better to shoot with a tripod, because in all portraits, "blur" is visible or shot with poor light and it is not clear what is the sharpness of this lens.

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