First Shots Nikon 80-400VR

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Ken-L, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Didn't have many chances to use the 80-400VR on my trip to see family, but do have these and needless to say, I'm tickled pink....

    The 1st pic is with my 24-120VR of an old house (at 45mm) - there's a woman in a chair, reading, behind a column.

    The 2nd pic is of her, using the 80-400VR, hand held at 400mm (600mm equivalent on the D70.

    The 3rd is just a shot with the 80-400VR of my better half while she was watching me take the other pictures at 230mm (345mm equivalent). On the original at larger size you can clearly see the individual wales of her corduroy shirt.

    #1 - Vroman House - Schoharie, NY


    #2 - Woman Reading at Vroman House

    View attachment 11533

    #3 - My Better Half

  2. Ken,

    I like the pictures. Thanks for posting the 24-120vr and 80-400vr together. I looked at these two lenses last week in a store (without my camera) and wanted to see some pics.

    I am considering these two lenses instead of the kit lens and the Tamron 28-300 I have now.

    Great images (especially of the wife). The picture of the lady on the porch is classic.

  3. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I think she's been sitting there since 1785.....
  4. Nice pics Ken.

    hEY KEN,

    What about the poor Bigma Lense - doesn't it feel lonely now that you got that 80-400 VR?

    BTW-I am happy with my decision to go with 24-120 VR instead of the kit lense. I like it - too bad it wasn't 24-120 VR f2.8. That would way be very cool!
  5. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I'm afraid that if the 24-120VR was f2.8 it would be too heavy for me, as the Bigma was......but yes, an 24-120VR, f2.8 would be awsome.....
  6. Great shots Ken. I saw a 80-400 VR get run over by a Dually truck on saturday. It broke the collar and the lens shade but it still worked! The truck drove over the photographer's vest in the parking lot.
  7. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Ouch! I hope the photographer wasn't wearing the vest at the time :oops:
  8. marc

    marc Guest

    i am so glad to see someone using
    24-120vr and 80-400vr

    i own both of these lens and use them all the time.

    they take wonderful pictures no matter, what camera they are on.

    i have used 24-120vr as walkaround lens, it is wonderful.

    80-400vr handheld to shoot sports, sharo and plenty of reach.

    it is to bad so many like to complain about htes two, i think it is because of the perceived slower lens.

    yes larger aperture would be nice, but knowing how and when to use your equipement also helps.

    24-120vr, with flash is great, just bump up ISO a little.

  9. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I used my 80-400VR last night with flash at a function I was asked to shoot, and it did very well - it was nice to get candids, etc, without having to move around (I'm very lazy)!

    I'm posting some of those pics in a new thread.....
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