Yup it's official, 70-200 VR2

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finally, the lens that i have been waiting for :)
I sold my 70-200 F2.8 about a year ago....

*how much is it? any idea?*

Andree
 
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haha.
Sold my 70-200 last month asI had a feeling this would be out.
Watch 2nd hand prices drop on the old model around November. ;)
Bargain time for everyone around then.
Also, those who held onto the 80-200 might also drop there's for the newer N.
 
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Puzzled.
How does the one lens offer a wider FoV than the older one?
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/2185/AF-S-NIKKOR-70-200mm-f%2F2.8G-ED-VR-II.html

Maximum Angle of View 34° 20'
Minimum Angle of View 12° 20'

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/2139/AF-S-VR-Zoom-NIKKOR-70-200mm-f%2F2.8G-IF-ED.html

Maximum Angle of View 22° 50'
Minimum Angle of View 8°

I guess the focal length does not rigidly imply a certain angle of view, just a particular magnification per that focal length.
 
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Puzzled.
How does the one lens offer a wider FoV than the older one?
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/2185/AF-S-NIKKOR-70-200mm-f%2F2.8G-ED-VR-II.html

Maximum Angle of View 34° 20'
Minimum Angle of View 12° 20'

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/2139/AF-S-VR-Zoom-NIKKOR-70-200mm-f%2F2.8G-IF-ED.html

Maximum Angle of View 22° 50'
Minimum Angle of View 8°

I guess the focal length does not rigidly imply a certain angle of view, just a particular magnification per that focal length.
I'd guess one pair of angles is for FX, the other for DX...
 
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Both would be FX, being the largest angle of view you could get with the lens at any focal length.
The minimum angle of view would be when it is zoomed to 200mm.

I don't think that DX would cut a view angle down by 22 degrees.
 
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34deg 20min is about 50% wider than 22deg 50min. These numbers are what you'd expect for the angle of view for 70mm on FX and DX respectively

12deg 20min is about 50% wider than 8deg - again what you'd expect for AoV at 200m on FX & DX

IIRC the VR I 70-200mm came out when the D2x was the top-line body, so it makes sense that its AoV was quoted for DX. Now the VR II version has been released to go with the D3x, the press release will quote FX figures...
 
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haha.
Sold my 70-200 last month asI had a feeling this would be out.
Watch 2nd hand prices drop on the old model around November. ;)
Bargain time for everyone around then.
Also, those who held onto the 80-200 might also drop there's for the newer N.
I doubt it, the street price on the VRII is $500 more than what the VRI is currently selling for. In this economy, how many people are going to drop $2,400 on a new lens that isn't much better than the 1st (at least spec wise, not sure about performance yet). I actually see used prices of VRI rising due to demand for it - especially if the VRII does not perform well.
 
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34deg 20min is about 50% wider than 22deg 50min. These numbers are what you'd expect for the angle of view for 70mm on FX and DX respectively

12deg 20min is about 50% wider than 8deg - again what you'd expect for AoV at 200m on FX & DX

IIRC the VR I 70-200mm came out when the D2x was the top-line body, so it makes sense that its AoV was quoted for DX. Now the VR II version has been released to go with the D3x, the press release will quote FX figures...
I just saw this link and you're correct:
http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/lens/af/zoom/af-s_vr_zoom70-200mmf_28g_if/index.htm
Same viewing angle on both lenses.
 
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I doubt it, the street price on the VRII is $500 more than what the VRI is currently selling for. In this economy, how many people are going to drop $2,400 on a new lens that isn't much better than the 1st (at least spec wise, not sure about performance yet). I actually see used prices of VRI rising due to demand for it - especially if the VRII does not perform well.
About as many who dropped their 28-70 for the 24-70, and the 17-35 for the 14-24.
 
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Maybe Nikon are strapped for cash? I know we'd all rather see an AF-S 85mm f1.4 or an AF-S 80-400mm VR2, but it's great that Nikon are updating popular lenses. Sure, someone who already has the 70-200 on a DX body wouldn't be interested in the new one, but I'm sure the FX gang would love one that maintains sharpness and contrast across the whole frame. It would be brilliant if the 70-200 turns out to be as much of a legend as the venerable 14-24.
 

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