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With the issues seen with the 85/1.4G, I wondered if the popular 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II would have autorfocus accuracy issues.
The D800 had to be sent shipped off ASAP, so I shot what I could— the examples are all terribly boring here, but they do show the results quite well.
Most examples are at f/2.8 or f/4, to avoid masking focus errors via depth of field. Aperture f/2.8 is a little low in contrast with the 70-200 VR2; this should not be mistaken for focus error.
All images at 195 - 200mm zoom.
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