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Nikkor 70-200 Mm F2.8G VR AF-S

Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:31 am

Hi everybody,

Today Nikon announced the following new lens (among others):

Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8G VR AF-S

Although it is one of the new G lenses, it is not a cheap product at all (estimated price: 1.800 US$). It would be interesting to see if there is any difference in quality to the current Nikkor 80-200mm f.2.8 lenses. Check http://www.dpreview.com/news/0202/02022103nikonlenses.asp for more information.

Kind regards,

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RE: Nikkor 70-200 Mm F2.8G VR AF-S

Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:21 am

Is there a D-type available of this one?  Big grin

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RE: Nikkor 70-200 Mm F2.8G VR AF-S

Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:52 am

My goodness! What's the matter with all these "G" lenses? Does this mean I should throw away every one of my Nikon bodies starting with my F90X backward? I suspect whether there's a genuine technical reason for doing away with the aperture ring, and if this is just a ploy by Nikon to render everything but their latest stuff instantly obsolete. So much for their long-touted backward compatibility all the way back to the legendary F. Sure, the marriage of AF-S and VR is good, but it won't cover for the euthanasia of a great heritage.  Sad


RE: Nikkor 70-200 Mm F2.8G VR AF-S

Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:55 am

Maybe the 80-200 f2.8 will go on sale! Big thumbs up
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RE: Nikkor 70-200 Mm F2.8G VR AF-S

Fri Feb 22, 2002 2:17 am

'949 - as it was explained to me (admittedly by Canon people) Canon made the decision to abandon their FD mount and upset many,many users in order to be able to introduce a whole load of new and innovative technology, hence the brilliant USM AF, IS, ADEP and many other minor but significant enhancements possible through the fact the body and lens were both optimised for new technology operation.

Nikon, on the other hand, chose to provide continued support for just about every Nikon owner that's ever existed - while this is laudable, it had a high price - mainly it is very hard to match Canon feature for feature at a particular price point.

It does not surprise me if Nikon are driven to make compromises (with their G lenses, for instance) but, its either that I guess or make ALL you lenses obsololete (as Canon did!)


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