I'm sure that the new lens will perform better. However, the old lens also had 9 rounded blades, and a 4.6 feet minimum focus. So no / hardly any improvements in those departments with the new lens.With 7 ED elements and a 4.5 feet minimum focus and better VR rounded diaphragm blades for smoother bokkeh. The new 70-200 2.8 ED VR 2 sounds like a winner. ...
Maybe so, but a brilliant 70-200 will fund the D4. This is the pros. workhorse.It's not the 70-200 VR II funding future R&D it's the 18-200 VR II!
Given Nikon's recent success with the 14-24 and 24-70, I don't doubt that the new lens will set a new standard.... I wonder if this version will be dark on the corner's like the last version. Im sorry I had to say it. Don't flame me, Im just being cheeky. Nikon rocks.
If it does lose a bit of sharpness wide open for the sake of the corner performance, I think it'll be debatable on whether or not that's a good thing or not.IF the newer one loses a bit of sharpness wide open for the sake of vignetting, the used prices for the older model will go up even more once new stock is sold out.
When VR is silent and AF dies... it becomes a MF lens just like the great 80-200 AIS.:smile: Well, maybe bulkier!Old Nikkor's are built to last, the new one's are built to be replaced. When all is said and done, and the auto focus wheezes and dies and the VR is silent, this one is no different.
I'm sure it's going to great, that's no doubt. I have a feeling they're releasing this lens to future proof it for the increase of megapixels and sensor refinement. Though I think most of us won't notice much of an improvement at the current 12mp resolution on FX or DX.Maybe so, but a brilliant 70-200 will fund the D4. This is the pros. workhorse.
A 70-200 that sets the benchmark for the rest (as nikon claims) will make (non-nikon) pro heads turn and take notice.:smile:
Gotta wait and see how it performs. Might be like another 14-24.:biggrin:
...and the old version looks so sexy compared to the new one (the new one lost the golden plate and as far as I see it the focus memory buttons...).I'm sure that the new lens will perform better. However, the old lens also had 9 rounded blades, and a 4.6 feet minimum focus. So no / hardly any improvements in those departments with the new lens.