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70-200VR for flowers

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Electromen, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Maybe this belongs in the Macro forum, but my point is how wonderful the 70-200VR is. This was taken about 6 ft away. Notice the Ant.
    70-200VR @200mm
    no flash
    F/16, 1/200 sec, ISO200, spot metering, A priority
    everything else default

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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    OHHHHHH That is a pretty one.

    Good job.
    I like it very much.

    I am not into macro as such, the inside personal parts of a subject LOLOL

    But love to see the close up of beautiful things.

    Nice composition on this one. Great color of the Tangerine rose. I see a little bug hiding in there. Good touch. :>)))

    Thanks for sharing
  3. The 70-200mm lens is really super and I use mine all the time for all sorts of photography.
  4. rebrewer


    Aug 1, 2005
    Davis, CA
    I sold my 80-200 f/2.8 to get the 70-200VR as soon as it came out. I've never regretted it. It's at least as sharp as the legendary 80-200, and it was perfect for my intended purpose, ski racing. While the VR needs to be turned off on a tripod, it works well with the monopod I use.

  5. Count me in too. I use this lens in many situations that wouldn't seem to call for it. Just works! The latest is carrying it around with a flash on the camera.

    Here is another flower done with the D2X and the 70-200. Let me know if you mind me posting an image in your thread.

  6. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Great shots with a wonderful lens. I've used it several times to photograph flowers and small creatures (e.g., lizards) and it works fine.
  7. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    I often use the 70-200 for flowers. Works great as others have shown here.
  8. That is absolutely beautiful! I love white roses!
  9. Thank you Crystal.

    That is actually a minature rose. You know, the ones they sell at most grocery stores. That flower is about 1.5 cm tall.

    The wife planted it out back several years ago, and now it is four feet tall and often covered in hundreds of blooms.
  10. stm69


    Aug 10, 2005
    Woah! That's some killer bohkeh @ F16! Dangit... that lens is way too expensive! :cry: 

  11. I double checked, it was F/16.
  12. I would absolutely love to see that. Are they still blooming? If so, could you post them to the macro/flower forum/?
  13. avalanche161


    May 17, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Beautiful images....... truly a great lens that continues to surprise me with it's versatility.
    Best Regards, Alan
  14. Sorry to say there are only a few flowers on it right now. It peaks around May or so.

    I will see if I can find an image of it from this past Spring.
  15. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    No it's not too expensive. You neeeeeed that lens. I heard that B&H was trying to call you with an offer.... :lol: 8)

    Sorry. :twisted:
  16. manishg


    Jul 22, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    the color is fantastic.
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