80-200 2.8 af-d goes camping

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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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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
 
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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
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.
 
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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.
Thanks, it looks super useful. Enjoy what's left of your summer up there!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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