Then I purchased my first professional-grade lens: the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR I lens.
I was astonished at how much more clear, crisp, and colorful my images looked with this new lens. I couldn’t explain it except to say that it was well worth the money spent as it paid for itself many times over. It was because of this lens that I decided to only purchase professional-grade lenses by Nikon. The color, contrast, and sharpness is by far the best I’ve ever seen.
In my lists below, I’ve included the professional-grade 70-200mm f/2.8 lens for both Nikon and Canon. However, many people may not have it in their budget at this time but still wish to have a fast, long-range zoom lens. So I’ve included links to purchase the third-party lenses for each brand as well.
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
- Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Nikon
- Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF