Dangerous encounter

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I just returned from my local dealership - they currently run an in-house trade fair, with all the major manufacturers being present.

I spent most of the time at the Nikon booth to try some glass - very dangerous:

1. 70-200/2.8 AFS VR - I was sufficiently impressed :wink: : wide open 200mm@1/80s w/VR and still nearly perfectly sharp (see below for why nearly). Makes me think really hard about replacing my 80-200/2.8 next year or so.

2. 17-55/2.8 AFS. Very nice, if hefty lens. Certainly better IQ than my 20-35/2.8+35-70/2.8 combo. Made to impress the tactile types of us - it feels very solid & well made. Might be a GO if I decide to get a lens in that range in the future.

3. The really dangerous part, however, was trying the 105/2 DC - this lens just cries out "SHOOT ME WIDE OPEN" loudly! After downloading the images (shot at f/2), they nearly cut my MacBooc in half.:eek: This lens certainly just made a jump to the top region of my lust list :Love:

I didn't try The Beast - I know, certainly a mistake :actions1: , but I had to leave before it got just too dangerous.

Fortunately, I currently have another lens on order - so I wasn't really in danger of becoming week.:wink:

Best regards,
 
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Nothing brave here - maybe a touch of masochism? And fortunately, when it comes to such items, I'm not the impulsive kind of shopper. I even didn't manage to come onto the D200 waiting list before December 31, 2005.

Hard to imagine what damage can be done by stopping down the 105/2 if then it gets even sharper...
 
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okay - here are a couple of snaps I took with the 105.

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WOW!! The first image looks almost 3D. It looks like you could reach out and touch their faces. LOL, the lens lust never ends does it?
 
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Nuteshack

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o no, another 105 jab ...this is "the one" i'm longing for .....;-)))
 
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the 105 reminds me of a choked down turbo charged 180...;-)))
 
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