diglloyd publication
Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents
Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II and 70-200/4 VR
Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II and 70-200/4 VR

Comparison: Actual Focal Length at Close Range

The original Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II review pointed out a pronounced focal length shortening at close range with the 70-200/2.8G VR II (“breathing”). This page compared the 70-200mm f/4G VR to see how the behavior compares.

Test scene

The distance front the front of the lens to the doll at center is 2 meters, plus or minus 5cm or so (the length of each lens is slightly different also). Hence the reproduction ratio here is about 1:12 — close range but not macro range.

As shown below the scene is framed from exactly the same tripod position:

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 image
Variants 70-200/4G VR @ 145mm, 70-200/2.8G VR II @ 200mm available in full article

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