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  • […] Good snow, good friends, great weather, good vertical, a good burn on the legs and a brand new lightweight telephoto zoom lens to play around with. What wasn’t there to […]

  • […] Home Skip to content ← Photography eBooks by Landscape Master William Neill Full Review: The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens → […]

  • […] Read my full review of the new Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens here. […]

  • […] I’ve been using the new 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens for a few months now, and I can attest that it’s an excellent lens. Image quality is stunning. Tack sharp, edge to edge, high contrast and beautiful exposures. (Read my full review of this lens here.) […]

  • […] VR, which has quickly become my most used lens. As I’ve reported before, Nikon’s new 70-200mm f/4G VR is an outdoor photographer’s dream telephoto. I also carried the brand new Fujifilm X20, which served as an invaluable photographic tool during […]

  • […] The new VR more than makes up for the one stop difference in speed, and it certainly helped when I was shooting in dark overcast light during our glacier cruise. I used this lens extensively last winter for backcountry skiing photography, and I’m also finding it to be a great landscape lens as well. You can read my full review of this lens here […]

  • rex says:

    do you mind to perform a comparison between nikon 80-200mm 2.8d with this 70-200mm f4?

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Rex, I wrote a comparison between the AF-S 80-200 2.8G and the new 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, which you can find here. Regarding the older 80-200mm f/2.8D, here’s what I’ll say:

    I’ve owned the old 80-200 D lens for over fifteen years and for most of that time, it’s been my bread and butter lens. However, since buying the new 70-200 f/4 ED VR lens earlier this year, my 2.8D has sat at home, almost unused. The new 70-200 is truly a pro quality lens, and with its lighter weight, great edge to edge image quality and exceptional VR system, I’ve found myself using it about 90% of the time. I’ll pull the old f/2.8D out when I absolutely need that extra stop of light, but for most of what I shoot, both inside and out, the 70-200 VR has earned the number one spot with me.

  • […] These days, my favorite landscape tele is the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. Not only is it much lighter, it costs half as much as the heavier f/2.8 version, and the VR lets me handhold shots considerably slower than I ever could with my older non-VR tele. (Read my full review of this lens here.) […]

  • […] only a couple years old- that one was a little hard to part with, because I considered it to be the ultimate adventure photographer zoom lens for Nikon. Over the years, I used them on the following camera bodies: FM2, N90, N90s, F100, F5, D200, D300 […]

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.