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    Nikkor 70-200 VR 1 vs VR II Comparison

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    Came across a 70-200 VR 1 for sale, new, going for around 130 less than the VR 2. Comparisons i've researched indicate VR2 version has substantially improved ability to hand hold shoot with this, but a comparison I read on dpreview forum (that i googled..) indicates stepped down the VR1 takes the prize on optical quality where as the VR2 doesn't improve when stepped down. Comparison also mentioned the VR2 resolution is better and it vignetting less on FX.

    As I don't own an FX camera yet and will initially use on my D300 but later will probably use on an FX body, and also will be likely using this on a monopod and not tripod what do others feel is the better to go for?
    Last edited by Cyberwlf; 06-22-2010 at 05:19 PM.
    Cameras: Nikon D300, Panasonic Lumix G2, LX3 & FZ20
    Nikkor Lenses: 24-70mm f2.8 - 70-300mm VRII f4.5-5.6 - 50mm f1.4 G - 35mm f1.8 G - 50mm f1.8 - 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6
    Other Lenses: Tokina: 11-16mm f2.8, Sigma: 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 Macro, Lumix: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 & 20mm f1.7
    Other: Nikon SB 600, Vivitar 1/2/4 Close-up Lens, Cokin Graduated ND Filter and more...
    Computers/Software: MacBookPro 2.8ghz, Dell Latitude D630, Lexar CF UDMA FW800 Reader, Nikon Capture NX 1+2, Adobe Lightroom 1+2+3

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