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Hot Spot

In addition to the skew problem and poor sharpness at f/2.8, the 300/2.8 VR II had a hot spot problem, very similar to the problem seen with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II.

No doubt the problems are related (skew, hot spot, sharpness).

Mouse over to see the center go darker at f/4, meaning the center is “hot” at f/2.8. This is Wrong.

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