Nikon Nikkor 70-200 VR II f/2.8 vs. VR I – design flaws?

There has been a lot of controversy lately about the brand new Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens. Some folks claimed the lens is utterly unusable for wedding photography because of the changes to EFL (effective focal length) compared to the older VR I lens. As usual with expensive gadgets, the noise to fact …

Tokina AT-X 116 Pro 11-16mm DX ultra wide zoom on Nikon D700 FX body

I’m in the middle of transitioning from my Nikon D80 DX-crop sensor DSLR to a Nikon D700 full format FX-sensor DSLR. I replaced the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DX lens (24-300mm) with: Nikkor 24-70 AF-S f/2.8 Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 AF-S VR Nikkor TC-17E II teleconverter. I’m still getting acceptable sharpness with the 70-200 tele. Of course …

Nikkor 18-200mm vs 28-80mm sharpness comparison

I’m a big fan of the Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR II AF-S lens because it’s so versatile. It’s also a great companion to my Tokina AT-X 116 ultra wide angle zoom lens.┬áBoth fit nicely into my small LowePro SlingShot camera bag and it doesn’t get too heavy. After reading Ken Rockwell’s review about …