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    Nikon 70-200mm f/4 on D800 for events

    Hi Guys,

    I have a question about the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 on D800/E for events.

    I wonder how many of you are satisfied with shooting combination at events and can safely put away the f/2.8 VRII version of this range.

    Any experiences welcome. I know there's the price and weight saving gain from this lens, but I wonder if I will be missing the f/2.8 enough to forgo the extra stop.

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    Re: Nikon 70-200mm f/4 on D800 for events

    I have tried the 4.0 with Judo competitions but found the results were less than with the 2.8. More OOF images, the AF in the 2.8 is better suited for this and the extra stop also helps. If your events do not involve fast moving people it just might work. Quality of the 4.0 I find really nice, at 200mm it renders more painterly than the 2.8 IMO. Kind of a subjective assessment I know but I cannot describe it elsewise.

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    Re: Nikon 70-200mm f/4 on D800 for events

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustbak View Post
    I have tried the 4.0 with Judo competitions but found the results were less than with the 2.8. More OOF images, the AF in the 2.8 is better suited for this and the extra stop also helps. If your events do not involve fast moving people it just might work. Quality of the 4.0 I find really nice, at 200mm it renders more painterly than the 2.8 IMO. Kind of a subjective assessment I know but I cannot describe it elsewise.
    Thank you, I guess if you are depending on the lens to get the shot as you have described, it will be a disappointment. I've heard good things about the image quality, and the obvious aspects of the lens! Thanks for sharing.
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