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Very interesting! I was intrigued by the new version of the 24-70 f/2.8... until I saw the price.

The 200-500 f/5.6 VR should make a great wildlife lens! I wish it was f/4, but that would add at least another $1k and more likely $1500...or more. According to the MTF data, this should be a very sharp lens!
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Some nice new options there.

The 200-500 looks squarely aimed at the popular 150-600 competitors from Tamron and Sigma.

It looks like the Nikon should beat them in sharpness and without future body compatiblity concerns.  I wonder if the AF speed is good?  That is a really low price if it performs well.

If the 24 is sharp wide open, it is going to sell well too, I think.

I am sure the 24-70 is spectacular, and many pros will upgrade from the already great non-VR version, but that is a chunk of change for a mid range zoom there.  I bet a lot of advanced amateur photographers will be drawn to options in the 1.8 prime line as an alternative.  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/04/2015 at 22:07
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Hopefully the new release 24-70 will bring down the price of the older model.  I only have DX bodies but it would still be cool to have such a nice lens.
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