nervous woo

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nervous woo

dh has said I can buy the 70-200 2.8 :party:

I'm so nervous about spending that kinda money but with Evan starting soccer in the spring and our vacation this fall it would really be better than just having my 35mm

This is the one I was looking at
AF-S VR 70-200mm f2.8 G IF-ED
(stupid question what does the IF-ED mean?)

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I mostly lurk but wanted to answer your question because you didn't have any replies yet.

I found this site quick to explain some of the meanings of those lens names

from the site:
If is Internal Focusing. These lenses do not turn the front element when being focused, which is an advantage when using some items attached to the front element (such as a polarizing filter).

ED - Extra-low Dispersion glass is used for some lens elements. This type of glass helps prevent chromatic aberration (and "purple fringing") as it concentrates all wavelengths of light more equally than other kinds.

I've had the lens for around two years and love it, you won't be disappointed.

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Woohoo!! I just looked it up and it's "internal focusing" for IF, and "Extra-low Dispersion" for ED, meaning "reduce chromatic aberrations providing superior optical performance even at maximum aperture". (from Nikon's website)

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LOL we posted at the same time! Smile

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That's awesome!

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that is a dream lens! congrats!