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70-200VR is a must own lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by warren, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. I have concluded the 70-200VR is a MUST own lens. The sharpness, color fidelity and bokeh is unparalled. It beats hands down every lens I have had before and represents $1600 very well spent. No doubt about it.

    In my humble opinion this is one of my best bird captures ever thanks to this great lens. To those considering buying this lens I say don't waste any more time.


    That's my 2 cents and I am sticking with it.
  2. NO DOUBT! I love and use mine for everything. Very nice capture!

  3. I want it. Cannot afford it.
    Gorgeous shot!
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Its certainly a fine bird shot, Warren.

    I captured a similar specimen with me 150mm Sigma and 1.4TC. Mines a bit overexposed though.

  5. I've owned two but never used them much so I finally got over myself, sold one and bought an 85 1.4... which I use.

    But it is an incredible lens!
  6. Awesome shot!

    It is an awesome lens. I just got back from an 11 day trip to Florida and took about 1500 pics. Most of them were with the 70 - 200. When I downloaded the pics I was amazed at the detail,color etc. of the pics. It's definitely worth the price.
  7. HATE that lens, can't stand it.
    FinePix S3Pro    ---    280mm    f/9.5    1/250s    ISO 200

    Never use it.
    FinePix S3Pro    ---    280mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 800

    Don't buy it - you'll never be happy with it.
    FinePix S3Pro    ---    280mm    f/16.0    1/90s    ISO 200

    But if I'm wrong, I stand corrected
    FinePix S3Pro    ---    280mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 400

    Warren, I disagree in every way! :biggrin: :wink:
  8. tanglefoot47


    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    I miss that lens will have another soon. It's a great lens that has become one of my favorites
  9. Fantastic shots Sandi. It's apparent you disagree with me :wink: :wink:
  10. tanglefoot47


    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa
    Sandi I love your first picture it's just fantastic I would kill to get one like that LOL
  11. Thanks Mike, more if you want....

    Warren is totally wrong about this lens, it's sooooo slow, it's not sharp at all, sorry I ever bought it, I hardly ever use it, and in fact, I disliked it so much, I had it on the camera on the night table the first night I owned it so I could see it first thing in the morning! Pathetic, isn't it!!?? :biggrin:

    I like how you call it "the bigger Beast" !!!
  12. tanglefoot47


    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulalip Wa

    Yeah I thought that one up myself LOL But it is a very nice Beast. I had the Canon's version back in my Canon days and I can tell you this the Nikon is my favorite, awesome lens.

    Thanks for sharing more of your shots.

    Oh and Warren I love your bird shot also and congrates. Now you need to get the little Beast LOL
  13. Brian-S


    Feb 10, 2007
    Bay Area, CA
    I just purchased mine tonight and am really looking forward to getting it.

  14. mingaun


    Jun 13, 2006
    Warren that is a real gem. Liked it very much.
    Woody, your deer shot is a beauty. Great composition and color.
    Sandi all of them are nice shots and quite funny too.

    Warren if the purpose of this thread is to make us lust for this lens then you got me. I am in deep trouble now ....
  15. 70-200 was the first 'pro' lens I bought,. I blame it for all the other expensive lens purchases since,. be warned..

  16. Just to join the party :smile:

  17. You will love that lens.
  18. Too late. You should never have read this thread.
  19. Amen.
  20. cybertec

    cybertec Guest

    Yes the 70-200VR is a fantastic piece of glass, here are a few for you,[​IMG][[​IMG]IMG]http://cybertec.smugmug.com/photos/68332030-L.jpg[/IMG][​IMG]
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