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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 70mm: Tailings Piles (Nikon D810)

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The more I shoot the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL ED VR the more it impresses me.

Surely it is the finest zoom Nikon has ever produced, and one that kicks the crap out of many a prime lens (and makes lenses like the Sony 70-200 look positively second rate). I have no doubt this is the finest 70-200 zoom on the market today. And the way the D810 nails focus with this thing is very impressive.

Added to my review of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR in Advanced DSLR:

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 70mm: Tailings Piles

Includes images up to full resolution from f/2.8 through f/8, with the crops in color.

The 70-200/2.8E is so good that I really had to resort to nitpicking. Accordingly, the series also shows corrected and uncorrected lateral chromatic aberration.

One might say that the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is expensive and indeed it is in absolute terms. But rivalling most primes and covering the 70-200mm range, it offers huge value. I am loathe to shoot most zooms, but the 70-200/2.8E just might have to be the first exception.

This image comes alive on an iMac 5K and all but jumps off the screen. It is fascinating at full screen resolution on the iMac 5K, and I really would love to see it on an 8K display this year.

f2.8 @ 1/320 sec, ISO 64; 2017-05-30 08:45:44
NIKON D810 + Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR @ 70mm

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