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Old Jan 6, 2011, 1:09 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S

i was just wondering is this lens worth the money and is it good for indoor sports and what would some other uses be for this lens
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 1:26 PM   #2
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Hey zombz:

You posted this in our Nikon Forum (in the Point and Shoot section). So, I'll move this thread down to our Nikon Lenses Forum in our dSLR section, where you'll be more likely to get some responses.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 2:13 PM   #3
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thanks jimc i just posted it quick thought i was in the right place thanks for the help
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I own the VR version (predecessor of the VRII) and to me has been worth the money. Works well for indoor sports and coupled with a 1.7 teleconvertor, has done well for me in aviation photorgraphy. Here is one of my shots taken with the VR version of this lens.http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-3...418a80eb247f04

Pricey I admit, but worth it!

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Old Jan 6, 2011, 9:27 PM   #5
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so its well worth the money than would it work for portraits to
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It will be great for portraits if you have enough room to back up to get a good composition. The 70-200mm will look like 105-300mm on your camera.
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It will be great for portraits if you have enough room to back up to get a good composition. The 70-200mm will look like 105-300mm on your camera.
is this because its a dx body that will make it seem like that 105-300mm and outdoor portraits i should have plenty of room to back up
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Both your assumptions are correct.
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I know you are looking to be able to earn some money from photography so I would carefully consider the sort of photography you really want to do before splashing this cash. It could well be that some prime lenses will give you what you need in shooting characteristics, it could be that you need a shorter f2.8 lens. Sure this is a great lens, but spending that much money isn't an easy route to getting good results. I personally love a 70-200mm f2.8 on full frame but not so keen for portrait work using it on a crop camera.
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Well I was looking at the 70-200mm for like sports and things like that then gettin a 50mm or a 35mm prime
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