10 out of 10 points and recommendedSharp, fast focusing, buildNone so far
I traded my original 70-200 in due to problems with my D70. I bought a D80, and decided to give the new 70-200 a try. Boy am I glad I did.reviewed November 26th, 2006 (purchased for $900)
Sharpness: This lens is sharp, as sharp as my Nikon 50 1.8 and 85 1.8.
Bokeh: Creamy smooth out of focus background with nice crisp edges.
Build: Well built, nice pro look to the finish, the gold accents are a bit much for my taste but oh well. Great tripod collar to, nice petal hood. Focus ring is rubberized and has a nice tight feel. Zooms in and out like a dream. All internal too.
Focus: fast fast fast, and accurate.
What a lens! I am going to have a hard time taking this one off. It even doubles as a pretty good macro lens. RUN! DONT WALK...RUN out and buy one today.
4 out of 10 points and not recommendedPriceHeavy, soft focus poor bokeh
I had it for a year, just traded it in. Using a good heavy tripod, remote shutter release and mirror lock up, I still had only a 50% keeper rate.reviewed November 26th, 2006 (purchased for $950)
9 out of 10 points and recommendedFast, great image qualitynone
I traded my Nikon "Kit" lens for this. It is my "go to " lens for everyday shots, food stock shots, candids, architecture, you name it. Fo the price you cant beat this lens. Bokeh is average, colors and contrast are great.reviewed November 26th, 2006