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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2021, 02:41:57 »
Thanks.

So you rate the Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S over both Voigtländers, parallel to the Noct?

Oh no. The Noct95 is superb. The CV-125 is great. The CV 65 is good.

The new 70-200 is very sharp, well enough corrected, and useful because it has auto focus and reach. I have had about all the early 70-200s, of which the FL version was the best. This never S version is better than the FL, IMO, but close. I have almost all primes, with few zooms. The 70-200 is about the only zoom i always want to have around because it is so handy. This new one is also very good, as mentioned. I don't meant o mislead you. I am mostly a close-up photographer.
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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2021, 02:50:39 »
The new 70-200 is very sharp, well enough corrected, and useful because it has auto focus and reach. I have had about all the early 70-200s, of which the FL version was the best. This never S version is better than the FL, IMO, but close.

it better be, it costs almost $300.00 here new  :o :o :o

the tamron and sigma costs 2x less ::)

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2021, 06:42:33 »
it better be, it costs almost $300.00 here new  :o :o :o

the tamron and sigma costs 2x less ::)

I take two then :-)   ...even with import tax etc.....it would be a good purchase......

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2021, 20:53:49 »
It has been my opinion for a while that the new Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom is a most remarkable lens, sure to make its place as one of the all-time great Nikon lenses.

This lens takes the TC-1.4 without blinking and the same goes for a small extension tube (11mm), or both at once. I am sure there is some degradation, but so far I can’t see any effect I would worry over.

I am most interested to note that this lens has a “style” to it that I like, as opposed to what I call clinical-like no-style lenses. Yes, its big, heavy-ish, and it likes a tripod, but I know people who are using it hand-held for nature photos and getting great results.

Given the availability of extension and TCs, I can get as close as I want and it also doubles for a decent telephoto lens. I guess my main point other than satisfaction is that here is the Swiss-Army Knife in my lens collection. I can do most everything and well, close-up, portrait, and distance with a certain grace. I really like it.

The Nikkor Z 70-200mm f.2.8 _ TC-1.4 + 11mm Extension
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