Nikon 70-200 VR II

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Me, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Me

    Me Guest

    USD $2,400 apparently. Ouch.
    About USD $700 more than the Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS.
    Will it be better?
     
    Me, Jul 30, 2009
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  2. Street price is about $500 less than that.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Jul 30, 2009
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  3. Me

    Me Guest

    It's got a street price? Where?
    Or are you guessing that because street price is often below original
    list price, that's about where it will eventually settle down?

    My guess is that despite the high price, it's still going to sell well.
    I'd like to pick up a bargain Mk 1 version, but despite the fact that
    there will be well-heeled Nikon FX users who will upgrade, there will be
    at least 10 times as many less well-heeled Dx users who will snap up the
    old ones as soon as they appear.
     
    Me, Jul 30, 2009
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  4. Which finishing school did you say you went to?

    Since you don't believe me, look it up. Try some vendors. I found
    three at a lower price.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Jul 30, 2009
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  5. Me

    Me Guest

    B&H have just increased the price on the old model.
    Put up - post a link to a reputable dealer taking pre-orders at a lower
    price.
     
    Me, Jul 30, 2009
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  6. You didn't say "Please."
     
    D. Peter Maus, Jul 30, 2009
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  7. Me

    Me Guest

    As politeness wasn't intended from my end, use of that word could have
    been misinterpreted as intentional sarcasm. I prefer that I am seen to
    be impolite rather than sarcastic.
     
    Me, Jul 30, 2009
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  8. Me

    Paul Furman Guest

    I suppose so. There have been some complaints about corner sharpness in
    the old version on full frame. With that many elements internal
    reflections can be an issue so I suppose the nanocrystal coating will
    help. Improved VR performance would be a bonus too but as with all these
    issues the old version is nothing to complain too loudly about <g>.
    Sounds like it's actually a bit smaller as well. New buyers will go for
    this one and Nikon can use it for bragging rights and to attract new
    users who aren't married to either brand since the Canon version seems
    to win by a small margin currently. I won't be selling my old version to
    get it <g>.

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    Paul Furman, Jul 31, 2009
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  9. I've read rumors that a D700x is in the works. Same 24Mp sensor as D3x.

    Give it time. If not D700, then, another body with 24Mp, but it's
    coming.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Jul 31, 2009
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  10. I've read rumors that a D700x is in the works. Same 24Mp sensor as D3x.

    Give it time. If not D700, then, another body with 24Mp, but it's
    coming.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Jul 31, 2009
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  11. Me

    Paul Furman Guest

    Those zooms give flexibility for fast working pros doing fashion,
    reporting, etc with very specific requirements. Fixed lenses probably
    are better for fine art & personal taste type work although the 14-24 is
    un-excelled, it is big and would be embarrassing to walk around with
    <g>. If you want a really nice 200mm then it would cost more for the f/2
    version. The 105mm DC is about the same price as a 24-70, the 24mm PC-E
    is about the same price as a 14-24.
     
    Paul Furman, Jul 31, 2009
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  12. Me

    Paul Furman Guest

    Good points. You absolutely can put together a great kit for much less
    than the budget of that holy trinity.

    20mm f/2.8
    50mm f/1.8
    105mm f/2.5
    180mm f/2.8

    That was my criteria. If I had to pare down my kit, it might be:

    24mm f/3.5 PC-E
    85mm f/2.8 PC Micro
    300mm f/2.8 MF Tokina

    and I could sell the rest for a VR 300/2.8 and be able to do just about
    anything with the very best available (for my needs).


    or just this compact $600 kit:

    35mm f/1.4 Ai
    75-150mm f/3.5 Ai


    I would dump these:

    10.5mm DX fish
    12-24mm FX Sigma
    16mm Ai fish
    20/2.8 AF
    28/2 Ai
    24/2.8 Ai
    28-200
    45/2.8 pancake
    50/1.2 Ai
    85/1.4 AF
    105/2.8 VR Micro
    135/2 Ai
    70-200/2.8 VR
    500/4.5 teleathenar
    and various other junk <g>
     
    Paul Furman, Jul 31, 2009
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