Best Nikon Lens for 2013 – Nikon 70-200 f/4

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If you’re not sure what you’ll blow your Christmas money on this year then have I got an idea for you.  The Nikon 70-200 f/4G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens is the newest lens to come out of Nikon labs and it’s a beauty. It’s an affordable option to the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens which is a pro lens with a pro price. Both 70-200mm lenses are the sharpest lenses Nikon makes at these sizes. The only way you may be able to get a sharper image is to opt for a few prime lenses to cover that spread from 70-200mm.

The biggest difference between the two lenses, other than price, is the aperture.  The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G has a faster aperture but the Nikon 70-200 f/4G has Nikon’s newest image stabilization technology which allows you to hand hold at 200mm with a shutter speed as low as 1/20 and still get blur free images. The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G is heavier and made of metal so if you like to drop your $2,000 dollar lenses then this is a must. If your more responsible with your equipment then the heavier, bigger lens would be a negative.

The lens comes in at $1,397 which is well below the $2,399 that the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens costs while delivering the same image quality.  So save yourself around a thousand dollars and order one of these lenses for the new year.

Here are a few of the advantages this lens has over its older big brother the 70-200mm f/2.8:

  • The Nikon 70-200 f/4G is lighter and smaller than its big brother, making it ideal for travel.
  • The f/4 is almost half the cost.
  • The image quality is the same as its heavier, larger brother.
  • If you break it you will not be as upset… you should still be pissed though.

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