Quote:I would like just one person on the entire planet to demonstrate that this is "a big issue".The issue is progressive from infinity to MFD. So, set at 200mm, except for infinity, the lens always will have a wider FOV than other lenses. For tele, that always is an issue, small at many meters and bigger closer up.
It's not like the lens is giving you 135mm fov from a couple of metres to infinity. The so called problem is at minimum focus.
From a couple of meters onwards and with a small amount of cropping, no one is going to notice.
People seem to overlook the fact that the lens is ultra sharp at every focal length and aperture. Focus is super quiet and accurate.
The only thing that some people like to point out is this focus breathing non-issue.
Anyone who actually owns and uses this lens, and is thinking about upgrading because of this "issue" needs to have his head examined.
For me, it would be indeed be a big issue, as I use my 70-200mm almost exclusively at 200mm setting, and most of the time near/at/past MFD.
That the lens is sharp is an entirely different subject, and the lens is not alone in being sharp. Nikkor's 70-200mm f4 VR is a sharp lens. Canon's 70-200mm f4 L IS USM and 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM II are very sharp lenses. Sony's A mount 70-200mm f2.8 lens is sharp, Sony's FE 70-200mm f4 and 2.8 lenses are sharp. None have the widening FOV issue, all have a narrowing FOV at MFD. So that the outgoing Nikkor is sharp has NOTHING to do with the widening FOV at MFD. The new Nikkor fixes the issue, and apparently it is sharp too.
Anyone not understanding that for others indeed it can be an issue need their head examined.