First "Bird" and First Shots with 70-200VR

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Ken-L, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Went out for some "first shots with my new 70-200VR/f2.8 Nikkor, and I was having a hamburger today, looking out over the marina. This was watching me eat, whatever it is, so that made it fair game for my camera....

  2. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Looks very nice to me...were you using a TC?
  3. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    No TC.... and is an almost "100% crop" of this...

  4. Nice....!!!....I'd say that new lens is warming up pretty good....!! :wink:
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Congrats on the new lens.
    Looks like it found a good home :)
    Very Sharp
  6. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks, looks like it's a "keeper"

    Thanks, every home should have one!
  7. Lisa


    May 3, 2005
    Hi Ken:

    I'm very impressed with this......and with no TC. Do you know approximately how far away you were from the subject? I have the 70-200VR and I'm usually about 25 feet from the birds and I don't get 100% crops like this. I'm trying to better my hand-holding technique as it is a heavy lens compared to my old 70-300ED.

  8. Lovely, Ken! Looking forward to more great shoots from the 70-200!
  9. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Probably no more than 10 feet.....
  10. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks! I suppose that if I had to choose between my 80-400VR and the 70-200VR, I would keep the 70-200VR and get a TC1.7 for it.
  11. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Looks like you got a young Blue bird. Nice shot. Really nice.
    Little birds are tough for me around here.

    Don't you dare get rid of that 80-400 :>))) I would hate to see any go through withdrawls like I did.

    I would actually like to have a second body , one for the 70-200 and one for the 80-400.

    Looking for a cheap used D100 lololol

    Try to shoot a shuttle launch with a 200. tc or not...lololol 10 miles away.

    OMG i am sooooo bad.
  12. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Gale, I won't, I can't, how can I give up VRVRVRooom!
  13. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice Ken. I know that you will enjoy that lens. :p
  14. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Frank. That lens is all they say it is....
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