Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Ah Tay, Jan 3, 2005.
Need some comments from the user of this lens
One of my co-workers bought this lenns for his D-70 and is very happy with it. Nice crisp shots. He got it for indoor arena shots and wildlife.
well it ought to be some darn fine glass for 1600 bucks.
Tks for your comments.
I picked up a used one from ebay for about $400 and couldn't be happier with it. Amazingly sharp, etc. I purchased it basically for indoor sports photography and it has been absolutely great.
This lens is not $1600. I just bought it 2 weeks ago for $900 new at a local camera shop.
I really like this lens. The workmanship and quality are superb. The glass is clear and the pictures are sharp. Its a big heavy lens that is relatively quiet and fast. Probably the best big zoom for Nikon under a grand.
The newest version has a tripod collar (a must) and the zoom and focus controls are larger enough and well positioned.
The only thing bad about the lens is that it does not come with a hood. And the case it comes with pretty much useless, unless your storing the lens on a shelf. If you buy the hood, it will not fit in the case with the lens. However, Lowepro makes a lens case specifically for this lens that will allow you to store it with the hood installed.
I did lots of searches before buying this lens. The only negatives I found are the ones I stated above.
Wow...seems like this is a highly recommends lens.Gonna get 1 soon..
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