I don't know which I love more...

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  1. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    This lens or my camera. :)

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    The two together keep me awake at night thinking about tomorrow and what I might be able to take a picture of.
     
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    Why do you have to choose? Enjoy it all equally :)
     
  3. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Those white/grey lenses scream "Jack me!"
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    pfft its only because nikon lenses ain't worth stealing ;)
    tis a great lens - have fun with it (and get yourself a 1.4 teleconverter ;))
     
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    I have been thinking about the 1.4x Teleconverter. I wish I could play with one before buying it.

    What's funny is I had worried myself sick after ordering the lens thinking "I should have gotten the f/4 because this thing is going to be too heavy.

    I guess I don't spend all that time in the gym for nothing. :) It's not heavy at all. A little heavy, sure - but I can easily lug it around. I'm so glad I didn't get the f/4 now because I would have eventually sold it and bought this anyway.
     
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    nice lookin lens!! i'm sure your enjoying it!!!

    a nikon man myself... but i've used this lens many times (a few summers ago on my buddies camera) i didn't mind the weight... but i can see how some people would.. we were walking around bogalusa louisiana for about 10 miles, in august.. (we're from canada) so the extra weight certainly made us warm, but didn't hurt the shoulders.

    it does scream "jack me" though... if i wasnt a big guy, i'd be nervous to walk around with it
     
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    1.4TC is a great attachment - a little extra range with very little impact on image quality. AF functions well and the lens remains bright enough to see through clearly.
    Pretty much all my shots are taken with the TC since I really like the added range when working in a zoo environment.

    The 2*tc is a very different beast and whilst I encourage people to using a 1.4TC (with good lenses) the 2* is a bit of an aquired tast to use.

    Of course if you find yourself not needing the extra range no need to worry :)
     
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    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    Have there been stories of people getting mugged here on TPF?

    I'm not too worried about it really, I live in an area where we're allowed to defend ourselves... if you know what I mean. But I don't relish the idea of actually having to do that over a lens.
     
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    i havent heard of anyone... i just know that if i was a smaller person, i wouldnt walk around a big city at night with gear like that...

    btw, noticed that you fixed the height on your website.. looks much better now!
     
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    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    I may pick one up. Right now with my 1.6x sensor I have, what, 320mm of focal range? With the 1.4x that takes me to what, 448mm?
     
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    Amazing lens, and I do love the light grey. AND NIKON LENSES ARE WORTH JACKING CUZ THEY'RE GOOD! but yeah i wish i had more grey lenses!
     
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    i have a nice silver nikon lens... its a sweet lens.. no idea what its worth.. i got for for 40 bucks on kijiji from a guy who knew nothing about photography

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