just stole a nikon 70-200 vr ii, not really but got it cheap i think

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  1. matthewo

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    well ebay gave me a 10% coupon off on up to $100 worth. then i found a nikon 70-200 vr ii, that is actually local to the same city i live in :mrgreen:. after all coupons it came out to $1750 for a excellent condition 70-2000 vr II, holy cow, i was going to just get a vr I, but at that price i couldnt pass up...


     
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    Wow congrats! Really want this lens but bought the 50-500mm Sigma which I regret.
     
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    yeah, i have a sigma 70-200 f2.8 right now, and its decent for the price, but i have a nikon 24-70 f2.8 and every time i switch between the two i feel the sigma is way lacking compaired to the nikon 2.8. so thats why i had to get it. on my way to the trinity :) btw how do you like the 14-24?

    also for the limited birding and wildlife photography i do i just plan to use the 70-200 with a 2x teleconverter, cause i hear it actually performs very decently.
     
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    It is a great lens! My absolute favorite! (although the 85mm 1.4 is close!) lol!
     
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    The 10X zoom is your first hint that it is going to suck.
     
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    i agree, i love the 70-200mm focal distance. i thought i wasnt going to use it much so i invested in the 24-70, cause i thought that would be on my cam 90% of the time. now that i got the sigma 70-200mm i just love to use it.

    i guess using the 24-70 feels more like a "tool" it does the job great, but isnt fun, and doesnt have that extra "fun" factor factor. the 70-200mm at f2.8 just gives that great bokeh and is so fun to use...

    i hope that kinda made sense. hahah, my 24-70 has been in the bag a while now that i got the sigma and the tokina 11-16 some what recently. and with the nikor 70-200 vr ii im sure it will be feeling pretty sad :( haha
     
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    I actually really like the 14-24mm I do a fair amount of landscapes and its SHARP!!! From all corners.

    Hahah! No kidding I just really wanted a walk around lens with a lot of reach but damn, when the 50-500mm goes beyond 300mm the colour starts to look very washed out. I keep telling myself I should of gone with the 70-200 f2.8 + a 1.7 TC III.
     
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    I use my 70-200 VR II with a TC20E (2X TC) and it shines! It does loose some IQ.. but still rocks....
     
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    The thing I love about the 70-200 VRII is it focuses like it was laser guided or something.. so fast and accurate, it beats any other lens I have ever used.
     
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    Oh gosh... Add more fire to my regret LOL! Is it a noticeable difference of IQ loss when using the 2.0 TC III vs no TC?
     
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    i have the sigma 70-200 hsm ii, and a 1.4x teleconverter. i found it works a lot better when you use the focus fine adjustment to -3 then its right on, but still doesnt alway lock
     
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    I don't think there is a 1.7 TC III, I have the 70-200 and a 1.7 TC II and while I do notice some loss in image quality it is still a good setup.
     

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