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Sneak Peek: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

By Betsy Finn

When I heard about Nikon’s new VR II lens, my first thought was, “how much better could it really be?” You see, I own the VR version of this lens, which  has what I would consider a great vibration reduction system. After getting a chance to shoot with the VR II system, I get it. As efficient as my VR lens is, the VR II lens blows it out of the water. If you don’t want to talk yourself into buying this lens, I wouldn’t even recommend testing it. OK, I know you aren’t going to take my advice, but at least now you’re forewarned!

Here’s a brief sneak peek to keep you happy until you can get your hands on the full review in the February issue of Professional Photographer. I was able to capture this handheld exposure using the VR II feature:

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Camera settings: ISO 100, 1/8 sec at f/22 (135mm focal length). ©Betsy Finn

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Camera settings: 135mm focal length, 1/200 second at f/2.8, ISO 6400. ©Betsy Finn