I've Got a New Lens Coming in Today!!

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  1. Markw

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    Hey everyone! Just here to share some excitement. Ive got a new and long-awaited lens that should arrive at my doorstep today. The lens is the Nikon 80-200mm F/2.8D ED IF double ring version. I just had to tell someone and no one near me can understand where all the excitement is coming from. :meh:

    Either way, photos will be up a little later when the lens gets here. Just wanted to drop by and share.

    Mark
     
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    Congrats on your new family member :)
     
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    Thanks! The lens barrel has some scuffs on it, but the glass is in prestine condition. No scratches, no dust, aperture blades are perfect. Im a bit dissappointed about the barrel, but I can get over it for getting the lens for $530! :)

    Mark
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice. :thumbup:

    I have a new lens hidden somewhere in the house that my wife won't let me have till Friday... (birthday)

    :lol:
     
  6. Markw

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    I can't wait to get it. I dont really understand, though. USPS tracking info says it went out of my local post office at 4AM for delivery to my home today..and I dont think we have ever gotten mail on a Sunday. Well, either way, it will be here either today or early tomorrow, and I cant wait! :)

    Im glad you had a good experience with it. That is generally the concensus of the lens, thankfully. I cant find a used one under $750. I just so happen to know somebody who works at a camera shop, who also knows someone who didnt know what he really had. He said 'the lens is too shaky for me..I dont really like it.'. I went and tried it out, and he offered to sell it to me. A few days later, we agreed on a price ($515!). Now, after $15 of shipping costs, I am awaiting my lens. :mrgreen:

    Mark
     
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    Congrats Mark. That's awesome. I have the SB-600, and some extras on the way and next week I should have in hands the Sigma 105mm that you wouldn't sell me. :sexywink: Had to break up the sticker shock for my husband.
     
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    Hahaa. Sorry about that, I just use it way too much to part with it just yet. When I upgrade, Ill let you know..although now you already have one..that could be a problem..hmm...

    Either way, you wont be sorry you got it. Its a fantastic lens (AF is like a jet engine, though..). If this is your first foray into macro, youre in for a wild ride. It requires a quick learning curve. I hated it at first, now it is my passion. You should have ordered the Lumiquest LQ-107 softbox if you planned on using your SB-600 with the 105 macro for Macro. It works wonders. Just a thought for next cart. :wink: Good luck! :thumbsup:

    Mark
     
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    Sunday delivery? Awesome.
    New lens? Awesomer!

    Congrats! I just bought a 70-200mm f/4L IS on Friday, and I'm really loving it.
     
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    Happy Birthday! Mines Thursday! No big boxes for me.
     
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    it is probably on the truck, out for delivery but that is tomorrow.

    i have that lens and for a long time it was my favorite until i got a 70-200 2.8 and now i am thinking of selling it as it needs to find work and not just sit on a shelve.

    have fun, it is a great lens
     
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    Happy birthday to the pair of you! My birthday was the 6th...a tad too far back for me now. This was supposed to be for my birthday (the remaining of the price that wasnt in my bank account :lol:), but it just took a little too long to get it. I think it paid off in the end. :thumbsup:

    Mark
     

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