70-200vr learning curve

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When I first got the 70-200vr I always compared it to my 180, which was not a fair fight, and in my opinion it just didn't have what it takes. Over time I have been using it more and getting better results. Now I find the results, while not great, but acceptable.

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Its does not compare to my primes, but it does OK in a pinch.:wink:

....and it doesn't do to bad of a job on skin, but it does cause some odd looks.:Swirl:
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Images don't lie =) It's a winner. Sometimes I really think the 70-200 can do no wrong, even when compared to my primes.
It can do wrong.

Not great wide open. Focus hunts in low contrast lighting. Color is a bit warm in my opinion.
 
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Other than the Beast, I've never found a zoom that can compare to a good prime. But the 70-200 is the best in it's class. Just my opinion.
I have yet to find a zoom that can beat a prime at what the prime was designed to do. You can use a hammer to turn a bolt, but it won't do it as well as a wrench. Different tools for different jobs. I try not to compare my lenses now, and just try to pick the right tool for the job at hand.
 
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