Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II

I wasn’t able to resist the temptation of the AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens. It didn’t take me long to decide to splurge on this pro glass.

I’m still using my D90 body and, boy, this lens works wonders on a crop sensor. There are many reviews of this lens on the internet, such as the one here and here. Hence, I will not join in the chatter.

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I believe the unanimous verdict is that the lens is sharp, bokeh is creamy and the focusing is fast.

My only complaint is that the lens is 1.5kg!! My hands were aching after a few hours of shooting. Maybe I should get a monopod. But I find that using tripods or monopods tend to restrict the perspective used to take photos.