A few years back, I rented the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II and absolutely fell in love. The focus speed, stabilization, and sharpness of this lens are top-notch and make it a truly versatile, high-quality telephoto lens. For a while now, I have been drooling over Nikon's 200mm f/2G ED VR II prime, the type of lens dreams are made of. In this video, Matt Granger does a side-by-side comparison of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and the 200mm f/2. So, if you're a Nikon user thinking about getting your hands on either one of these, or just want to learn about a couple of great lenses, check out this video.
Granger goes over a variety of tests in the video, showing examples at different apertures from each lens. Ultimately, what Granger concludes is that while the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is still a great lens, the image quality, as well as the focus speed of the 200mm f/2G ED VR II is superior. The only problem is the 200mm f/2 is almost triple the price. So, the question is if it's worth it for you. For some photographers with specific needs, the 200mm f/2 might be a necessity, while for others, the 70-200mm f/2.8 will do much more than get the job done. For more details, check out Granger's video and let us know about any experience you have using either one of these lenses.
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