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Nikon FINALLY release a 70-200 f/4 VR
Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 1:34 AM on 10.24.12
->> http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/zoom/telephotozoom/af-s_70-200mmf_4g_e...

Not bad with 5 steps of EV on the VR and not too much more than the Canon.

I'm interested.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 7:10 AM on 10.24.12
->> All depends on what kind of focus motor they put in it...yes, it's AF-S but not all are created equal.

Always did like my old 70-210/f4.
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 7:59 AM on 10.24.12
->> I only get excited about a gear announcement if it means that I can start carrying less stuff or lighter stuff.

I've been dreaming of this lens all election season. I'm glad they've announced this, but really; I week before the election? That's just a tease.
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Nick Wass, Photographer
Wheaton | MD | USA | Posted: 9:21 AM on 10.24.12
->> Apparently the tripod collar is optional and sold separately
Fyi
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 10:13 AM on 10.24.12
->> yes, the tripod collar is a $223 optional add on. Chuck, you're right that 70-210 F/4 is awesomely sharp. Slow, but sharp.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 12:53 PM on 10.24.12
->> @Blanco, yeah, lightweight is why I'm interested...

Also, you could do a YouTube unboxing video of this lens...
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Luke Johnson, Photographer, Student/Intern
Los Angeles | California | USA | Posted: 2:39 PM on 10.24.12
->> I cannot imagine that hilarity that would ensue if Brian made an unboxing video.
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 3:39 PM on 10.24.12
->> Done.
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Luke Johnson, Photographer, Student/Intern
Los Angeles | California | USA | Posted: 9:21 PM on 10.24.12
->> Oh I cannot wait for this.
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Jason Myers, Photographer
West Palm Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 11:30 PM on 10.24.12
->> I would have been more excited if they made this a 100-300 f/4
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 11:27 PM on 11.11.12
->> We are looking to replace our 10 year old Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR1 lenses. I am not sure the paper is going to go for the $2400 cost of the new replacement model. I was looking at the older AF Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mm f/2.8D at $1079, but worry I won't like it as much as my current lens. So would this one be a better alternative? Would the one stop loss hurt in HS gyms and dark HS football fields. I know it has the VR, but that does not help stop action. We are using d3 bodies and already jack the ISO up pretty high sometimes.

Thanks
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 11:34 PM on 11.11.12
->> @Paul, what about the 80-200 AF-s?

It's not VR, but I have one at work and it's stupid sharp.
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Paul W Gillespie, Photographer
Annapolis | MD | USA | Posted: 1:36 AM on 11.12.12
->> Didn't know about that one Nic. I will have to look for it. Thanks
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 10:59 AM on 11.12.12
->> The 80-200/f2.8 AF-S hasn't been made in years. It was replaced by the ones Paul's paper is replacing.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 12:08 PM on 11.12.12
->> @Chuck and Paul,

Yeah, it is an older, not-new model, but if you buy used (should have made that point), it's a great pro lens for under $1000.
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