diglloyd
diglloyd publication
Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Click to view pricing

Conclusions

Comments here exclude flawed samples as with the first sample tested, showing the right-side infinity-focus blur. The second sample all but eliminated the hot spot and shows no signs of the blur problem.

Disappointments

The 70-200VR2 is not without several disappointments.

Distortion is an unflattering pinchusion type (bowing in) at 200mm, gradually diminishing towards the wide end to barrel distortion. See the Departing Ships example and observe how the horizon bows inwards.

Article continues for subscribers...

If you’re already a subscriber, CLICK HERE TO LOG IN

diglloyd Advanced Photography

diglloyd Advanced Photography includes hundreds of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution, Retina-grade example pictures detailing Canon and Nikon DSLR bodies and their lenses, with in-depth analysis of sharpness and contrast, color, bokeh, vignetting, distortion, MTF, and flare. Also included is a wealth of in-context technique and workflow insight. Since 2006, diglloyd Advanced Photography is the authoritative review and on-line reference for discerning Canon and Nikon shooters. Subscriptions cost $ per year.

  1. Explore the table of contents
  2. Check out Lloyd Chambers’ Blog
  3. Subscribe today!

diglloyd Home Page | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | Contact
Copyright © 2008-2015 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.