70-200 2.8E

WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,161Member
So it appears that Nikon is upgrading the rock solid 70-200 2.8G to E. How many of you will be buying this lens? As I am impressed with the 24-70 2.8E, it will be on my list.
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  • starralaznstarralazn Posts: 183Member
    Maybe if it focuses a little better than the current one in lower light.
    Or maybe thats just the body(D810 AF >> D800 AF)..
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 2,994Moderator
    The FL element should reduce CA and weight. A winner.
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,064Member
    edited October 2016
    I'll stick with my G lens for the foreseeable future. I haven't even begun to get anywhere where it cannot go.

    But Christmas is coming, in case anyone is feeling extra (extra) generous.
    Post edited by dissent on
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • retreadretread Posts: 318Member
    I'll stick with the G.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 2,949Member
    edited October 2016
    I am glad.. It will probably "fix" the focus breathing "issue" of the current 70-200. Then Tony Northrop will have no more reason to stay with canon.. (I am sure he will find another reason that canon fanboy !) ;-)

    Another reason I am glad is there may be some nice deals on the old/current version !
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • SportsSports Posts: 314Member
    My current workhorse is an old-ish Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 without VR. It's working flawlessly, but I'll probably be upgrading in a couple of year to get better IQ and VR ... and the electrical aperture control should be an advantage, too, I suppose.
    The G is not a big enough step forward for me to cough op.
    The (rumored) Nikon E, and the (rumored) Sigma Sport will be my two candidates. The decision will depend on price and reviews and whatever hands-on comparison I can get away with.
    D300, J1
    Sigma 70-200/2.8, 105/2.8
    Nikon 50/1.4G, 18-200, 80-400G
    1 10-30, 30-110
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    I love my 70-200 G VR lens and when the current version came out with the VRII, I could not justify the delta in cost. Bet that new "E" version will be expensive. Agree with heartyfisher, they will probably fix the "focus breathing issue". It will be interesting to see what other "tweaks" they make.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,647Member
    I can only imagine how expensive this 70-200 would be. I would imagine it would approach $3000 and it would at least be $2750.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • MegapixelSchnitzelMegapixelSchnitzel Posts: 145Member
    I am thrilled! There will be deals galore on the current lens. I have been thinking of upgrading my old 80-200 for years... this situation could be perfect!
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,161Member
    The 80-200 is a classic. They still make it brand new.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    NSXTypeR said:

    I can only imagine how expensive this 70-200 would be. I would imagine it would approach $3000 and it would at least be $2750.

    Totally agree with that price range; $2,700-$3000. My hunch is the existing 70-200 will remain in the line until they run out of components and I expect the price to drop ~$250-$300. That should cause lots of people to upgrade.

    I am thrilled! There will be deals galore on the current lens. I have been thinking of upgrading my old 80-200 for years... this situation could be perfect!

    I remember when I owned that 80-200 lens. My wife called it "the TANK". What a great lens that is. Had it for 5 years and broke down and got the 70-200 VR and two years later the VRII was introduced. It was not worth the upgrade from the VR to VRII for me. My suggestion is to buy the 70-200; believe me you won't look back.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • retreadretread Posts: 318Member
    I have the 70-200 VR II, it looks like my upgrade will be to add the 200-500. The 70-200 VR II works great for me.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    retread - I added the 200-500 lens to my took bag this summer and got some great wildlife shots in the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. The 24-70, 70-200, 200-500 make a terrific "trio". Very very pleased with it.

    I did make one mistake during that trip in July, used the 70-200 95% of the time on a D7100 and then started using it on the D750. Wish I would have done that earlier.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,161Member
    Why was that a mistake Photobug?
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    It was great having two bodies in the back seat, the long lens on the D7100 for wildlife and the 24-70 on the D750. Wish I had used the 70-200 more on the D750 for the optimum image quality. I know, a small thing but one I should have done more.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MegapixelSchnitzelMegapixelSchnitzel Posts: 145Member

    The 80-200 is a classic. They still make it brand new.

    I see that on B&H. My 80-200 has the really quaint "slip-N-slide" focal length adjustment as part of the focussing ring. The "one-handed journalist's solution." But I think Photobug is right in my getting a 70-200 VR. The time is at hand.
  • retreadretread Posts: 318Member
    Photobug said:

    retread - I added the 200-500 lens to my took bag this summer and got some great wildlife shots in the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. The 24-70, 70-200, 200-500 make a terrific "trio". Very very pleased with it.

    The 200-500 is the one I am missing. I use the 70-200 most of the time. I do wildlife, sports, some events and just did my first air show. Wish I had the 200-500 for that.
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,161Member
    One mustn't forget the 200-400. I would consider that if I was shooting wildlife.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    It's a tough decision between the 200-400 and the 200-500. Time for a pro & con sheet to compare them. I find that brings some clarity to my assessments when deciding on DSLR's or lens.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • retreadretread Posts: 318Member

    One mustn't forget the 200-400. I would consider that if I was shooting wildlife.

    I have looked at it but it is out of my price range. I passed up a coulple used ones as they were too high priced for my budget which is streached about to the breaking point.
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,146Member
    edited October 2016
    This is great news I was quite happy when I read about this refresh this past week on the Nikon Rumors site. I would be all in if this rendition is made lighter with the newFresnel (PF) technology like the 300mm F4 was. However, I would imagine it will bump the lens into the $3,000 range so I'd delay initially. Guaranteed it will be strong and optically superior amongst all 70-200 VR lenses though. We always talk about the other factor too, which involves the previously great versions dropping in price. The 70-200 G is a winner and worth buying at $400 bucks lower. ;)
    Post edited by kanuck on
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,647Member
    According to the main blog it'll be closer to $3,200. Get busy saving buddies!
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • framerframer Posts: 375Member
    Really $3200 LOL I sold off my VR1 about a 6 months ago for ~ $1100 and bought a EX+ VR2 for ~$1350 The VR2 model has a great upgrade for my D810 I can live with the focus breathing at close distances. I refused to pay the $2200-$2300 they wanted for it new.

    It maybe the new norm but for $3200 they had better made it perfect. Does it come with fries and a drink?

    framer
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,636Member
    OUCH...at that price point it becomes a lens for the "pro". I can't afford that lens even with a discount.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,161Member
    This lens has a fluorite element? This would be a first in something other than a supertele.
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