First Day with new 300mm f4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by rwm1300n, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. rwm1300n

    rwm1300n

    134
    Mar 27, 2006
    Western NY
    Well.....after lusting (and saving) for quite some time, I received my 300mm f4, gently used, lens from cafe member Durgesh yesterday. Since it was rainy here today I went over the border to the Bird Kingdom Aviary in Niagara Falls, Ontario to try it out.

    I have to say, I think I'm going to like this baby.... a LOT! Thanks Durgesh

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  2. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    WOW!!! Amazing... that 300 is in good hands...:biggrin:
     
  3. lisantica

    lisantica

    519
    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Wowza! Beautiful shots!

    Lisa
     
  4. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Very nice. You will love that lens. I've had mine for about two years and can tell you it is a real price/performance bargin. BTW wait till you have to decided between the TCE1.4 & 1.7 - hard choice (actually I couldn't make up my mind so I got both. If I had to make a choice it would be the 1.4).

    Good shooting with your new lens.
     
  5. Welcome to the 300mm f/4 club.
    Beautiful shots. Can ask for more sharpness than that.
     
  6. Stellar, WOW!!
     
  7. spruce

    spruce Guest

    Awesome, I too am hoping to pick up a 300 f/4 this year.
     
  8. Wow!!! I'm impressed and inspired! Thanks!!
     
  9. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Man it's a good thing I don't shoot birds or my LL would be off the hook right now. These are truly stunning!!
     
  10. dlee79

    dlee79

    49
    Sep 2, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Great shots! Great lens!
     
  11. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    That last one is just spectacular , really :eek:
     
  12. rwm1300n

    rwm1300n

    134
    Mar 27, 2006
    Western NY
    Appreciate all the nice comments. This lens will be a lot of fun to use. I have a Kenko 1.4 300 Pro DG which, as I understand, is a good match to the 300mm f4.

    Unfortunately, today's forecast is for snow and 30 mph wind gusts.:frown:

    Can't wait for spring (to really arrive).
     
  13. weiran

    weiran

    966
    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    It looks like one of the sharpest Nikkors around. It's on the list :D.
     
  14. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Gee you got a bad copy better send it to me right away......rofl

    Superb...Images

    Quite the lens isn't it:>))))
     
  15. Sheesh, I can count pin feathers on those shots. Compliments.

    That's quite a step up from the long end of your 70-300mm G! Which version is it? AF-S or camera drive?

    I'd love to have one, but I don't think I'd get enough use out of it. So my best approach is to borrow Philippes ;-).
     
  16. rwm1300n

    rwm1300n

    134
    Mar 27, 2006
    Western NY
    Frank,

    This is the AF-S version. You're right. There is no comparison to my 70-300G. Might as well sell it.... don't expect it will get much use now.

    Bob
     
  17. Wow,
    really sharp shots! I guess the second subject really needs an urgent face lifting... :D :D :D
     
  18. I would love to have this lens but I suspect it will have VR II soon so I'm waiting a bit.
    Those are all great, sharp, well exposed shots.
     
  19. lisantica

    lisantica

    519
    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    I just bought one of these, should have it Thursday, can't wait! :biggrin:
     
  20. I have the AFS 300/4. Just love it. Can't beat sharpness and contrast. Enjoy, you are in for alot of joy.

    Dan
     
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