First time out w/Nikon 70-200 - Caribana Launch (Maybe NSFW)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Sam O, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Sam O

    Sam O

    632
    Jul 24, 2007
    Toronto
    Picked up my 70-200 on Monday and gave it a work out or rather gave myself a work out on Tuesday at the official launch of the 2008 Caribana Festival, more details on the festival at http://www.caribanafestival.com/

    I love the IQ of this lens, though I still need much more time and practice with it to get consistently sharp images. It's the biggest and heaviest lens I've ever had so it was quite the work out running around under the sun and trying to get tack sharp images from fast moving subjects.

    Hope you enjoy....


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  2. sam
    what an awesome series of images
    so colorful.... love the costumes, and the crowds
    well shot

    looks like a very fun event
    thanks for sharing it with us
     
  3. Great shots Sam, looks like a fun event and you captured that enthusiam.

    Ted
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    That just looks like a blast !
    Fun shots, really well done.
     
  5. LXShooter

    LXShooter

    Feb 28, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Wow, lovely pictures indeed! I love the colors in all those pictures.
     
  6. Fun stuff, Sam. I think you and the 70-200 were made for each other :) .
     
  7. Great shots, Sam. I bought the 70-200 in the spring. They are a great lens. It looks like you are having more fun than me.
     
  8. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Congrats on your lens.............and thanks for sharing those images. Wonderful colors and costumes!
     
  9. That would be junkanoo... fun stuff!

    oh and EXCELLENT PHOTOS!!
     
  10. Sam O

    Sam O

    632
    Jul 24, 2007
    Toronto
    Everyone, thanks for all the positive comments. It was a lot of fun for me and obviously the performers and the audience. Sadly I'll be missing the big parade on the 2nd, I'm off to a wedding on the East Coast.
     
  11. licaga

    licaga

    Jan 7, 2008
    Netherlands
    Peter Vooijs
    great shots #17 is a superb

    peter
     
  12. Looks fun, I hope they had good food there too!
     
  13. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Looks like you had a great time!
     
  14. Nice! What will you do with more practice? Very colorful series.
     
  15. PAReams

    PAReams

    551
    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Nice job Sam!
    I'm waiting for the big brown truck to bring me my 70-200 right now and those pictures are really whetting the appetite!
     
  16. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Great shots and nice work, keep them coming!
     
  17. You were meant to have that 70-200. Great series.
     
  18. jamesd3rd

    jamesd3rd

    399
    May 4, 2007
    So. Cal
    Nice shots. I'll have to check the link to see what it's all about.

    I'm planning on getting this lens but not for about a year. I just got an 80-200 (non-AFS) a few months ago because the AF-S was too hard to get and too pricey. But as I do more freelance IT work, I'll be setting some aside for this lens. I just wanted the 80-200 for now to hold me until I can afford the newer stuff. I'll probably sell it to offeset the cost when it is time to buy.
     
  19. Sam O

    Sam O

    632
    Jul 24, 2007
    Toronto
    Once again, thanks for all the compliments, means a lot coming from the members of the Cafe!
     
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