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Guess the VR still works

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, May 13, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Been wondering if my VR is still working properly on my 70-200, but after getting this shot today, I'm convinced! Heard these birds singing very loudly, looked up, and grabbed this shot. This was shot in HSC mode with my D2X. Note the focal length & shutter speed. Shot with D2X/70-200VR+TC 1.4 @280 actual focal length, with the HSC 2x crop factor, I effectively shot this @560mm @ 1/80th!
    Common Female Grackle:

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    Model NIKON D2X/70-200vr + TC 1.4
    Focal Length 280 mm
    Exposure Time 1/80 sec
    Aperture f/7.1
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance pre
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
  2. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Yep, I'd say the VR is still working or you have a very steady hand! Nice shot!
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Don, and no, I'm not at all steady

    Sometimes with all the outside noise, it's hard to tell if the little VR motor is whirring, but I gues this proves it, since there's no way on God's green earth I could'a pulled this shot off with 560mm (effective) & 1/80th!
  4. Well either you or the lens did something right.
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Gordon,

    With all the coffee I drink in the morning, it's a wonder I ever get off a clear shot...even WITH VR!
  6. cmpalmer


    Jan 27, 2005
    Huntsville, AL

    My daughter is totally obsessed with your dog Pierre and she has showed everyone she knows your posts. As cools as this shot is, she clicked on it and said, "Crap, Steve is only supposed to post pictures of Pierre!".

    Just thought you'd like to know...
  7. WOW, that is a wonderful shot Steve!! :D  :D  :D 
  8. damn sharp buddy! I'd say it works.
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