10-21-2016, 07:43 AM
Quote:No, that is not really true.Yes true, I wasn't counting the 80-200 oldies nor the slow focusing but inexpensive Tamron.
The Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8's did not have the widening of the FOV near MFD. The AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR did not have that either. No Sony (A or FE mount) has shown it. The old Pentax 80-200mm f2.8 did not either. Nor does the Nikkor 70-200mm f4 VR. Or the older Sigma 70-200mm's. Or the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro.
Only 3 lenses in this class do: The Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 USD VC, the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG HSM OS (to lesser extent I think?) and the Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II.
The specs of the new Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f2.8E FL VR tell the story (1.1m MFD 0.21x max. mag.).
AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 VR II: 1.4m MFD, 0.12x max. mag. .
BTW The new Pentax focus breathes strongly also!