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70-300 VR - I'll Keep It

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by randyr5, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. randyr5

    randyr5

    530
    Jan 14, 2006
    Michigan
    I have had my 70-300 VR listed for sale for a couple of days because I thought it was a little too heavy for me (most of the lenses in my kit are of the lighter variety). I had a potential buyer ask to see some pics taken with it, so I went out in my yard and after looking at them, I have decided to keep it a bit longer:biggrin:

    These were mildly cropped with some conservative USM applied, taken with a D50:

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    All red X's
     
  3. nykonian

    nykonian

    570
    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Randy, I can't see any pics... something wrong with the links.
     
  4. Daniel Bates

    Daniel Bates

    76
    Jan 9, 2007
    .
    The links are fine...

    Try PhotoBucket - it's free, and not bad for a image server site.
     
  5. randyr5

    randyr5

    530
    Jan 14, 2006
    Michigan
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    It is a keeper
    All showing now:>))
    Nice pics
     
  7. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    i liked mine more before i started comparing it to the 300/4.
    I still use mine for some sports but not for birds anymore
     
  8. randyr5

    randyr5

    530
    Jan 14, 2006
    Michigan
    I also have the 300/4, the older non AF-S. It is better for birds. I use a Kenko Pro 1.4 to make it a 420/5.6 with little to no difference in quality. The 70-300 VR is a great walkabout lens when you need some extra reach - probably a great zoo lens. I'll be trying it out there soon.
     
  9. I took the 70-300 VR to Kauai last month and it performed very well. I think I used that and the Tokina 12-24 more than the other 3 lenses I had on the trip.
     
  10. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006

    the 80-400 is a perfect zoo lens (that's why my 70-300 stays home alot)
     
  11. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I have the 70-300 VR and think it is very light...lol
    I can use the Kenko pro 1.4 tc on it to:>))))

    I have the 80-400 also
     
  12. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I can't blame you for keeping the 70-300 VR. I just got mine this week and I am already loving it. It's a great lens and just the right size for travel.
     
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  14. Tosh

    Tosh

    May 6, 2005
    NY
    Less than 48 hours after driving home with a new (to you) 300 AFS 2.8, and you've already fallen under the spell of another lens? :eek: 
    Friend, you've got a very serious case of LLD. At least this flareup isn't that costly.
    Get it, enjoy it, and hope that remission finds you soon. :smile:
     
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  15. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol .. i had an old i used to put up for sale every now and ..after getting it all wash/waxed and detailed i would fall in love with it again and thus pull the add...;-))
     
  16. Tosh

    Tosh

    May 6, 2005
    NY
    You old tease! :biggrin:
     
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