NikonRumors is saying there’s some new Nikon lenses coming. The mention of a Nikon 70-200mm f4 VR was what caught my eye.
When I shot Canon, the Canon 70-200mm f4L IS was one of my favourite lenses. Ultra light and sharper than it’s more expensive, heavier f2.8 brother, it was a real gem that I loved to shoot with.
If Nikon releases a 70-200mm f4 VR comparable to the Canon version, I think a lot of people are going to be pulling out their credit cards, including me if I can get to it before the wife hides it.
The new VR II works so well that f4 would be just fine for most of what I shoot with this range of zoom. Coupled with my D700′s amazing high ISO capabilities, and I don’t think I’d be missing the f2.8 too much. I sure wouldn’t be missing the additional weight.
I hope this rumor is coming true, and I think it’s got a good probability of happening. I’d give it an 8 out of 10 on the RumorsToReality scale.