This series shot using the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E. VR off, tripod based, etc; the series represents “best possible” in field use.
The results in this comparison are typical of the results one can expect in general field use at the 200mm setting of the 70-200/4 VR, both the high sharpness over most of the frame, as well as the falloff in sharpness to the corners.
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