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d50, 70-300vr and a Wild Alaskan Timbur Wolf

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Nuteshack, May 8, 2007.

  1. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    my boy Sean captured this north of Fairbanks, today....gotta love it!!!

    240mm @f5.6, 1/1600s
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    did u notice the bloody mug? ...woa!
  2. Nice shot !

    I am thinking about buying this lens, can I ask what you think of it ? I currently have a Tamron 70-300mm and feel that its very soft, practically impossible to hand hold at the longer range. Does the VR really make much difference ?

  3. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006

    seems that Sean has inherited your excellent talents. Pic reminds me of the
    ad Nikon was running sometime ago in mags.

    Well done Sean!

  4. tasnim_fahim


    Oct 2, 2006

    This lens is one of the best values from Nikon yet. Excellent sharpness upto
    200 and very good from thereon. On a tripod even 300 is excellent.
    VR is extremely useful and I have used it extensively in really harsh weather
    recently. It also took 2 hard falls and kept on working. I chose to take it
    over my 70-200 and did not regret the decision one bit.

    Good Luck.
  5. thanks for the reply tasnim, thats very interesting as it does appear to be good value for money. I'm going to go along to the nearest camera shop and see if I can try it out a little.

  6. Dave


    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I concur that the 70-300 VR is a great value for the money. My copy is very sharp all the way through the range and the VR works very well for when there just isn't enough light (which there never is when you're at f/5.6 and there isn't any sun out). It'll always have a place in my bag.
  7. Beautiful shot Nute. Better than any of mine from the Wolf Conservation Center. Tell Sean he's a natural!
  8. BryanSpeed


    Feb 20, 2007
    N. Texas
    very nice :) 
  9. I think the 70-300 VR is great for an affordable walk about nature lens. I get decent shots on other lenses without VR so I am not totally sold on VR yet. At 300mm I still get my best shots on a tripod with VR off. I bought a used 300f4 and you can not beat the detail (well unless $$$ for a 2.8) but the 70-300 stays. Super shot!
  10. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    thanks for all kind words everyone ...i'll be sure and show Sean this thread,,,JR, u wouldn't have landed this shot with a tripod, and really that's what this lens is all about, you're right, it's a fantastic walk about..perfect for tromping through the bush of Alaska ....;-)))
  11. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Incredible shot Nute. Great work as always. Your son has a good eye,just as his father does.
  12. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    thanks Jimmy ...;-))
  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very impressive
  14. mematsu


    May 2, 2007
    los angeles
    Run! Sean Run!

    Great shot!
  15. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    great image
  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    thanks for the kind words ...ya John ..he was a little close especially with all that fresh red on his mug ..lol
  17. GKR1


    Apr 19, 2007
    San Diego
    Thanks for sharing. Great wild life shot.
  18. Great shot... like father, like son...

    That wolf is one neat looking animal... he just wreaks confidence... very cool!
  19. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Great shot. The 70-300mm VR is a sleeper hit for sure....
  20. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    thanks Amir, Brian, Josh ....the 70-300vr is all that...;-))
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