We are rocking on with reviews of awesome lenses you can win in the photography contest we are making together with Photographytalk. The first place prize is one of three lenses worth over from $1500 to $2000 each, the second place prize is a lens worth about $1000, and the third place prize is a lens worth $500.
Today we’re making a triple review of Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR, Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM, and Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lenses that the second place winner will receive when the contest is over. Let’s find out what’s so special about these lenses and why they are worth their price and participating in the contest.
Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR
Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR is a great zoom lens for enthusiast and professional photographers, which is a younger brother of 70-200mm f/2.8 lens we reviewed earlier.
And though it presents a bit more distortion that its f/2.8 counterpart, this lens is very sharp, fast, and robust. Its main advantage is the weight of 850 grams, which is almost as twice as lighter than that of huge f/2.8 zooms.
The lens has 20 optic elements in 14 groups, Nano Coating, Extra-low Dispersion Glass, Vibrance Reduction technology, and it can be used both on FX and DX cameras.
The lens has 9 rounded diaphragm blades and 67mm filter attachment size. Nikon 70-200mm f4G ED VR lens is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $1396.
Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM is the best lens from the professional L segment by Canon when it comes to quality and price. It’s much smaller and lighter than its 70-200 f/2.8 counterpart we reviewed several weeks ago, but it’s as sharp and fast.
The lens presents almost no distortion and vignetting, especially if you use it on a crop sensor. It has 16 optic elements in 13 groups, from which there are two ultra-low dispersion and one artificial fluorite elements.
The lens has 8 diaphragm blades and 67mm filter attachment size. Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM lens is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $649.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS is a great zoom lens by Sony, meant to be used on A7 and A7S cameras, that is weather-sealed, has built-in image stabilization, and features the maximum aperture of f/4.
The lens presents some corner softness if you shoot at 24mm or 70mm, but it’s easily fixed by setting the aperture of f/8. The distortion and vignetting are barely visible.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS weighs 426 grams, has dimensions of 73 x 94.5mm, 12 elements in 10 lens groups, 67mm filter attachment size, and 7 rounded diaphragm blades. Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $1100.
These lenses can be won in our contest that you can join on this page. Good luck!
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