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Promoted 07-29-2016 by johnny_miller at 11:12 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens (Refurbished) for $1699.95. Shipping is free. Thanks sxw88



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Edited July 29, 2016 at 11:33 AM by jersharocks
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Sorry, you lost all credibility when you suggested the Tamron.
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Is it worth loosing 5 years warranty on that expensive lens?
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Is it worth loosing 5 years warranty on that expensive lens?
these are built super well. I bought mine used, without warranty, and havent had any issues.
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Refurbished Nikon's have 90 day warranty. New is 5 year warranty to the original purchaser. From experience if you're going to have issues with a refurbished lens its going to show within the first three months. Especially if you use this lens the way it was meant to be used (as a workhorse).

This is a great deal for people who were planning to buy this lens new. A little more and you can get almost new.
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2 Nikon lens deals recently but no love for Canon
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That 70-200 is a beast in every way - size, weight, and performance. $400 off retail makes it worth considering forgoing a new copy's 5yr warranty. You should know right away if it has a glass or AF defect. Nice deal, OP.
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I have both of these in my professional arsenal and couldn't be happier. If you've been waiting, these prices are very good!
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For those thinking about purchasing the 70-200, it has huge focus breathing so it's more like a 70-130. Better to go with the Tamron.
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For those thinking about purchasing the 70-200, it has huge focus breathing so it's more like a 70-130. Better to go with the Tamron.
What is focus breathing?

The quality of Nikon lens is far better than Tamron's hence the reverse of its price.

But these lenses are heavy and huge, unless you're a pro or pro-wannabe, dont recommend.
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Is it worth loosing 5 years warranty on that expensive lens?
vs $2400 new...yea I say it's worth it. it's still eligible for repairs by Nikon
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What is focus breathing?

The quality of Nikon lens is far better than Tamron's hence the reverse of its price.

But these lenses are heavy and huge, unless you're a pro or pro-wannabe, dont recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsWGkUT5A_Y

Tony Northrup explains it pretty well in the beginning of this video. May not matter as much depends no how you use it. If you shoot wide open, for portraits then it does make a big difference.
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For those thinking about purchasing the 70-200, it has huge focus breathing so it's more like a 70-130. Better to go with the Tamron.
Sorry, you lost all credibility when you suggested the Tamron.
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For those thinking about purchasing the 70-200, it has huge focus breathing so it's more like a 70-130. Better to go with the Tamron.
Tamron is an excellent lens but it has the same focus breathing problem as the Nikon. The VRI Nikon 70-200 F2.8 doesn't have this issue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsWGkUT5A_Y

Tony Northrup explains it pretty well in the beginning of this video. May not matter as much depends no how you use it. If you shoot wide open, for portraits then it does make a big difference.
I felt that Tony did not go into detail or did not really understand what focus breathing is..
Check this video..
https://youtu.be/vSuFrIYiINU?t=5m39s

TL;DR
Focus breath is observed when taking pictures at the lens's minimal focus distance. ALL LENS suffer from it, but it can go in any direction (i.e. shorter or longer length). The tamron/nikon are shorter while the canon is longer. Matthew Gore performs a more accurate test to determine that a Tamron is 173mm @ 7ft focus distance and the Canon is 229mm @ 7ft focus distance. This leads to the conclusion that the difference is large.

Neither is bad, it comes down to what you want. Positive/negative focus breathing.
Attached an image of the different focal lengths to focus distance (credit to the Matthew Gore Video linked above)
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