Broke down and ordered the Beast

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jklofft, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. I've been toying with the idea of getting the 28-70AFS for some time and after I reviewed a number of my photos from the past 6 months, I found that I rarely used the 17-55 below 28mm and when I did, I almost always went to 17mm. So I've ordered the Beast and will most likely sell either my 17-55DX (although unlikely as the 17-55 & 70-200 make a great two lens travel kit) or my 28 f/1.4 (which I hate to part with, but something will have to go...)
  2. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Enjoy your new Beast! Post some photos when it comes...
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    Once I get over my obsession with the birdies, this is the first lens I'm going to get. So many have posted such good shots with it, and I even got to try out Birger's last June on our trip down to FL. Very impressive lens. You are sure to enjoy. :smile:
  4. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Good choice. The Beast is indeed a superb lens.
  5. Agreed. Welcome to the cult of the Beast...
  6. Great choice, Jeff. Welcome to the club.

    Merry Christmas
  7. It is a stellar piece of glass as fast focusing as it gets very sharp and well constructed. I shot a bunch of zoo shots in the reptile room this past weekend and in low light and it focused in an instant
  8. We're in for a treat once you get you hands on that lens, Jeff. Your portraits are already first class. I can't wait to see what you'll be able to do with the 28-70! Congratulations.
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  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I love the heck out of is a fine lens. I can't wait to read the excitment in your posts after you begin snapping a few with it. Congrats!
  10. It's going to be fascinating to watch when you turn your lens towards people, Frank.
  11. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    The first thing I have to learn is to get the horizon level. Don't have to worry about that when you are shooting up at the sky. :rolleyes:
  12. UPS tracking says it will be here tommorrow. Can't wait!
  13. You will love it! It lives on my D2H...:biggrin:
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  15. Mine sits on the d2x most of the time........great lens!
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