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80-200 2.8 af-d goes camping

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by lovD300, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. lovD300

    lovD300

    517
    Feb 25, 2008
    Canada
    Just took my new lens out camping, and here are some pics from it...

    @ 200mm f3.2, iso 200
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    @ 80mm, f2.8, iso 200
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    @ 200mm , f4, iso 200
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    @ 80mm, f4, iso200
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    @ 80mm, f4, iso200
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    With this lens I am pretty much one lens away from completing my kit... which will be a 80-200 2.8, 60 2.8 af-s, 30 1.4, and the missing UWA I am still looking for...

    But I am excited about my new addition to the kit I carry right now:

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  2. Tim W

    Tim W

    704
    Mar 10, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Rob,

    Looks like you and your family had a really nice time. When I had a D300, I used a Sigma 10-20 as my UWA - it was a good lens. Also, what type of camera bag is that?

    Tim
     
  3. Nice pic's and a very nice kit. UWA I would try the Tokina 12-24mm or the Sigma 10-20mm and then you'll be set.
     
  4. buellXB9

    buellXB9

    416
    Feb 16, 2007
    Qc, Canada
    Pierre B
    Hi Rob,
    Very nice pics. The 80-200 is a great lens like the 50/1.8.
     
  5. lovD300

    lovD300

    517
    Feb 25, 2008
    Canada
    It is a boda lens bag, works very well for me. I can fit the d300 (de-gripped) mounted on the 80-200 on one side, and the 30 1.4 stacked on top of the 60 af-s on the other side. There is a pocket for the flash, and a mesh pocket I put my 50 1.8 in.
     
  6. Tim W

    Tim W

    704
    Mar 10, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks, it looks super useful. Enjoy what's left of your summer up there!
     
  7. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Nice. The "old" 80-200 2.8 af-d still makes great images, doesn't it!?

    I still have mine, but I will probably be selling it before too long as I will replace it with the upcoming 70-200 VR2.

    This lens has performed very well for me over the years though. They are truly a great bang for the buck.
     
  8. Wow, I thought I was the only one crazy enough to take one of these things camping. But that tripod foot makes the camera + lens so much easier to hold. Almost better than holding the camera with grip regularly.
     
  9. Wow, I thought I was the only one crazy enough to take one of these things camping. But that tripod foot makes the camera + lens so much easier to hold. Almost better than holding the camera with grip regularly.
     
  10. ripalip

    ripalip Guest

    Looks soft at 200mm
     
  11. Looks like a nice trip.
     
  12. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Nice shots, I really like number 4.
     
  13. lovD300

    lovD300

    517
    Feb 25, 2008
    Canada
    well after reviewing the shots I took on this trip, I found my self taking most of the shots within the 80mm to 135mm mark, and alot more around the 80 mark. So I have just returned the 80-200 for a 85 1.4 instead and figure I will be able to crop the images to the 135 crop if need be and get more shots and use out of it instead of the 80-200... So I hope this set up will work better for me instead. (85 1.4, 60 af-s, 30 1.4)

    Thanks for all the comments.
     
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