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1st time out with my new 300 F2.8(versionI)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by carauction, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Gonna take some getting used to, and probably will need a more substantial tripod and head set up(any suggestions appreciated). Can't say enough about my first Nikon 300 F2.8. Hands down in a different league than the Sigma and Tokina versions that I previously tested(IMHO). The contrast, color, sharpness, and 3D effect are quite beautiful.

    Definitely will be shooting more than horses with this gem. But for now...........C&C much appreciated. Thank you for looking.

    In & out sun...WB tough. All shot with D3.


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  2. Your heavy-handed post-processing has ruined what otherwise would have been rather nice images.
  3. gilbo


    Feb 10, 2007
    number 3 is my favorite, not the #3 horse but the 3rd picture, it would have been the 1st pic, can really see the eye in the 1st pic of the horse
  4. Perhaps you could be a bit constructive.

    Thank you.

  5. mematsu


    May 2, 2007
    los angeles
    I was a little sad when I saw you let your Sigma 150 go. Not anymore. :) 
  6. Thanks(I think?)...BTW, I ended up not selling the Siggy.

  7. Absolutely one of the best lense Nikon has ever made. You will get spectacular shots with it. Works well with both Kenko Pro 300 1.4x and 2.0x telextenders. Buy yourself a monopod instead of a tripod initially....it will handle 90% of your needs.
  8. mematsu


    May 2, 2007
    los angeles
    Oh. It is a compliment even tho it wasn't clearly communicated.

    I remembered a few of your track shots with the Sig and they were amazing. I thought you had used the proceeds to fund the 300mm. In any case I find your shots remarkable.

    Not overdone. :) 
  9. mobeious1


    Oct 24, 2008
    wow those are sharp
  10. Thanks Harry. I know that you are a pro at this lens.


    Thanks much. Appreciate the feedback.


    Thank you,

  11. OK.
    Do not over-sharpen your photos, otherwise you will continue to ruin what are otherwise very nice images and completely negate the wonderful image quality that this superb lens can give you.
    There. how's that? Constructive enough for you?
  12. I dont see anything wrong with them.....

    did you have to come a cross like an**** to the guy? :confused: 

    very nice photos to the OP
  13. bellasdad


    Apr 25, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    TurboV6Camaro, I'm with you...guy came across a bit harsh. To the OP: nice, sharp captures!
  14. Fantastic photos..... Wao......

  15. Thanks Turbo...good luck with your camera sale:smile:


    Thank you.

    Thank you
  16. You seem to be the only one in the thread that thinks they're oversharpened. I don't see any halos. You like blurry images?

    And I agree with the other comment... you didn't need to be an **** about it. Your first post was worthless, since heavyhanded post processing can mean anything at all. Your second post was condescending and arrogant, and uncalled for.
  17. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    I think they look great to me. Over sharpened? I don't see it. I think the color's and saturation are perfect. Now get out there and take some more.:tongue:
  18. the flying dirt rocks...nice work Mike and congrats on the new toy
  19. another C&C non pic poster in action:frown:
    i went back to 2008 to view a few of yours and you should spend more time C&Cing your own work:smile:

    and this forum is for lusting anyway not for C&C, so either lust or get busy shooting and sharing:biggrin:
  20. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Totally Agree with Mike Here! Thats Not How We "Roll" Here at the Cafe!
    Shots are Smokin!!!! Awesome!!!!
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