BIG NEWS Blog - New Nikon Lens Here Now!
This means we've got the new 70-200 f:4 full frame lenses in stock - and one in rental so you can take it out for a test drive. It is the perfect companion for the D600 as it has a lot less weight to carry than an f:2.8 lens and the new ISO capabilities of FX and DX cameras make it possible to use it nearly anywhere.
It snaps into focus at all focal lengths with a great deal of precision - it is not a noisy grinder of a lens either - you can hear the tiniest of clicks as the VR mechanism locks into place. As it is f:4 the barrel diameter is also quite manageable in the hand. For unobtrusiveness I should be tempted to leave off the lens hood, though I know that is a bad decision out in the sunshine. You might well be able to manage it inside a structure.
This looks like a lens that will go to a lot of weddings and dance shows. And possibly a fair few sporting events. It is neither so large nor so flashy as to attract the notice of officials or hoons so you might be able to get it into more venues. The image quality is very likely to be superb - I'll let you know after I rent one out and give it the business.
Note on the side of the control panel that you can limit the focussing travel if you do not want it to hunt too far between subject distances. A time saver at some events.
Best of all is the weight. Nikon have elected not to use lead as the construction material - it is delightfully light for its size.
In shop - right now - Muster up your courage and you wallet and come on down.