Review of my new 70-300mm VR....

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  1. coastietech

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    Well I told Red Devil that I would take some pictures and post my thoughts on the new 70-300mm VR lens that I got today. Don't mind the crappy lighting and the horrible composition. I was sort of in a rush to get these done so I could relax for the night. All of the pictures are taken at 1/60s shutter speed and HAND HELD. I took pictures at 70mm, 145mm, and 300mm. I also took pictures of those focal points at wide open and f11. Wide open varies on this lens from f4.5-f5.6. I am very happy with the sharpness of this lens compared to the 70-300mm G lens I had. Not to mention this friggin VR thing rocks. The fact that I can hand hold at 1/60 at a 300mm focal length and still get sharp pictures is great. Hope these pictures help those of you that are on the fence about getting one.

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    probably blows your sigma out of the water eh?
     
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    Without a doubt. These pictures really do this no justice. At 1/60 my other 70-300mm would look like a friggin puddle of color and the sigma looks like the whole picture has Gaussian blur. :) This lens is very impressive, atleast to my noob eye. ;)
     
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    even when the sigma DID make a sharp image, I bet the Nikkor is still sharper.
     
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    looking good :D

    awwww i want one now :)

    i have put my investment of a 70-300mm normal lens on hold now.

    i want/need a VR version now with ED glass :mrgreen:

    instead of paying £129 for a normal version, i am going to wait another week and get another weeks wage in, and buy the VR version for approx £330

    looks like its worth it ;)

    cheers coastietech
     

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