I just shot with the 700-200 2.8VR on a D700 and noticed the same vignetting. Not quite as bad as nikonusersince1982's but still very obvious. To be honest I've even noticed it on the 24-70 2.8. I'm going to try it again without the filter.
70 - 200 mm f/2.8 - buy it now or wait ?(30 posts) (13 voices)
It looks better on DX that's for sure. It's a great lens to have. Here are a few of my shots taken with this lens:
Sorry, they're all bird shots. The only issue I have with this lens is it's ability to overexpose. I often have to take the exposure comp. down 1.0 or even to 1.5 stops down.
Vignetting on 70-200 fully opened, especially on 200 end, is known thing, but is easily corrected.
On the other hand, nikonusersince1982 pictures are so bad that I suspect he was using some low quality filters.
One more thing; do not get me wrong, I would love something more from the zoom lens of this range, but this one is currently the best we have.
gentoo - I have the same lens and never had any problems with overexposing - try to lower You iso, as it sometimes might be a problem, also You can try to restore Your camera settings to defaults and configure it from the beginning. BTW: nice photos.
As I stated in my first post that my 70-200mm VR has no vignetting issues on my D300 but it does have tons of vignetting problems on FX bodies (D700 and D3X) that I own.
All those four 70-200mm f/2.8 VR test shots were taken without Nikon NC filter on and with lens hood detached.
Vignetting is minimized at f-stop 8 to 11, but what I paid is primarily for 2.8.
The in-camera Vignetting Control on D700/D3X doesn't help at all. The only work-around is to use Capture NX2 to get rid of four dark corners, which takes a considerable amount of time because batching process can't fix the problems entirely due to different degree of the problems in each photo. If I must use f/2.8, I find myself using Sigma's 70-200mm f/2.8 instead.
In good lighting, however, I find Nikkor's 70-300VR performs much better on FX.
Here are some test shots of 70-300VR f/4.5-5.6 G(with Nikon NC filter on and lens hood attached).
all focal length at 300mm, f-stops at 5.6
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