Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 VR (Version 1) Review by Alan Trammel.
First let me start by praising the build quality of this lens! It’s big, heavy and built like a medieval suit of armor. No worries about this lens getting banged up…throw it on the front seat, back seat floor board or in the trunk. In a sticky situation it could serve as an improvised self-defense device.
Optically it just never impressed. I kept this lens longer than I should have, probably because it’s lack of WOW power didn’t really show until I started getting more optically superb pieces of glass.
I have no problem hauling around a heavy lens that produces stunning images. Every time I started to pack for a photo outing this lens just kept getting left behind. Instead I would reach for the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR (Version 1) which seemed to be better in every category.
Sold on Craigslist.