New lens - heaven! :)

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  1. JodieO

    JodieO TPF Noob!

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    I just got my Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VR... total snapshots with it yesterday... I'm in love with the clarity - these are straight out of camera, resized with a bicubic sharper. No editing... I'm thrilled! :) I purposely did these in full sun, looking for problems.

    My husband plays semi pro football, this is going to be a dream shooting him this year... my cheap 70-300/3.5 is history! :)

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    It is indeed a great lens. A few other people on this forum use it for wildlife, and it always produces stunning sharpness, color, and contrast. Congrats! :)
     
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    You're gonna LOVE it. I have the same one (for Canon 70-200 2.8L IS) and it's just a fantastic lens. Enjoy and post lots of pics!
     
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    Roughly how much does a lens like this go for? I'm about to make the cross into the dSLR realm so I need to do some homework on lenses. Those are amazing pics though... very impressive.

    Man that dog is all tongue.
     
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    About $1600.
    But then once you get it you'll "need" glass of that quality to cover your entire range. I can't go back to the 17-80 after seeing the images from my 70-200 f/2.8 so now that range will be covered with the 28-70 f/2.8 and a 12-24 f/4. The issue isn't with the cost of the lens, it's the cost of all the other lenses you'll need all of a sudden.
     
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    Yep! I will never go cheap again!

    I have the 28-70/2.8 ED. I don't usually need wider than that, especially with portraits (distortion doesn't work well with portraits! lolol!), but for nature/landscapes, I decided to go with a cheaper macro (105/2.8 Sigma) and a cheaper super wide (10-20mm/3.5- Sigma)... other than that, I have a 50mm/1.4 and a 85mm/1.8 for portraits as well when I am in the mood to shoot with a prime.

    But as far as zooms, I cannot get over the difference between GREAT glass and cheap glass...
     
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    Playing with my new toy. Picked up the D200 kit today. Lens's,filters and flash will be next week.
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    Hey! You got a GSP too? Is yours as crazy as mine? Mine just killed two black snakes in my backyard - a four foot one and a five foot one! She's not even six months old yet! :)
     
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    Very nice lens, and it should be for over 2K! I'm hoping to get the 80-200 f/2.8 soon, but that's also expensive.
     
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    Jake, who is pictured above is 3.5 yrs. He looks into the tree top's for hours hoping to catch a squirl or bird. He weigh's almost 95 lbs. He doesnt have much fat. We rescued him from a Kansas shelter just before he was to be put down. He was 55 lbs then, bones were showing

    Gretta who is pictured below is 4 yrs old. We have had her since she was 8 weeks.

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