New toy, new toy, new toy!!

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  1. crimbfighter

    crimbfighter Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've been lurking through Nikon's refurbished section, waiting for a sale, so I could pounce on a new 200-500. With their sale last week I pulled the trigger! I haven't had more than 20 min yet to take it for a test spin, but from what I already see, I'm confident I'll be VERY happy with the purchase. I bought it predominantly for wildlife, but I'm already seeing many uses. These were the first few snaps I got. The contrast and sharpness is great, even at f/5.6.

    The VR on this thing is simply amazing! This was shot at 500mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 6400 handheld, SOOC, no sharpening, nothing
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    Finally started seeing the limits of the VR at 1/10 sec handheld! Again, SOOC
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    A few more samples with minor editing.
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    What really shocked me was the potential for macro-ish images. It doesn't match the sharpness and detail of a dedicated macro lens, but in a pinch, it does pretty darn good! All handheld with available light.

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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ohhhhh, that looks like very very nice.
     
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    Congrats on the new toy! Excellent shots!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmm, I just checked B&H for the price on that lens ... it is pretty reasonably priced, I wish Sony would make one of those.
     
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    Pup-dog apparently doesn't think much of it! :lol: I really like mine; I bought it as a 'fun' lens, but I've used it for a lot of event work. A dynamite performer for the price!
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats on the new "TOOL". :345:
     
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    Congrats! By far my favorite lens.
     
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    It is indeed!

    Thanks, I'm excited to play with it some more.

    For what you get, it is absolutely reasonably priced!

    Yeah, he has quite the sense of humor... I think it has quite a few application beyond wildlife, just need to start exploring!

    Yes, yes. "Tool." Very important tool that I simply NEEDED for various important reasons.. At least that's what I told my wife...

    Thanks! I have a feeling it will be in my top 3, along with my 70-200 and 35 f/1.4.
     

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