I BOUGHT THIS TODAY

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I bought a used Nikon 500 AFSII f4 in mint condition today for less than $4300. I have purchased this from a very well respected Nikon shooter.

With the money that I saved, I will now purchase either a 70-200 or an 80-200 as I have nothing in that range.

Also...the 17-35 AFS goes on the block today and I may replace it with a 28-70 as the damn thing is just too wide for me most of the time and the near / far aspect kills details in the horizon clouds which I'm always trying to capture cause it makes them so tiny!

There are two catches:

A) It's a two year old B and H IMPORT. I called Nikon Canada and confirmed that they will repair any Nikon lens no matter where it's purchased in the world for their regular rates, should it ever need service.

B) I'm gonna be camouflaged with the Canon shooters cause the sucker looks like this!

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For the price, I think I'm gonna love the lens :)

With the money that I saved, I will now purchase either a 70-200 or an 80-200 as I have nothing in that range.
 
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Oh my goodness! I would like to be able to say that I saved money after spending 4300$ :cry:

Anyway, nice trumpet you got yourself :lol: :lol: .
I have no doubt that you will be able to put it to good use.
 
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Harry

You need to remeber that I sold the 200-400 to put towrds this and I was prepared to spend a total of $5700 if I had to.....

Now, if I can just sell the 17-35 today :)
 
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Congrats Jim!! Get yourself some Neoprene and make a lens cover. All you need is 1.5mm Black or Camo Neoprene and someone with a sewing machine. If no one sews you can go to your local dive shop and get some neoprene glue and clue the two ends together. Works like a charm.

Anyway, cngrats on the new lens. Now lets get ready to post some pics with it! :shock:
 
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Hey George....

You must be refering to a lens cover that is more useful than the honkin slide on hood that comes with these things?
 
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Congrats, that's a big lens and a very big lens foot

jfenton said:
You must be refering to a lens cover that is more useful than the honkin slide on hood that comes with these things?
I wonder if you might want to get a lower profile lens foot for that thing? It seems so tall!
 
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Re: Hey George....

jfenton said:
You must be refering to a lens cover that is more useful than the honkin slide on hood that comes with these things?
Was just thinking out loud if you want to cover the grey. They sell camo covers for Canon lenses but only the Nikon 600 has one made for it. I made my own, easy to do and way less than the $100 you have to pay to buy one.
 
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Multiple Responses

A) Steve...I already have a Wimberly foot for it...fortunately it's the same one as the 200-400 uses.

B) Harris...You know what? I kinda like being a bit different. Maybe people will leave me alone :) You sure can't complain for the price!

C) DiverX...I hate Camo! Perhaps if I lived in Alabama or Tennessee (Sorry Frank).

By the way..where has Frank been???
 
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Re: Multiple Responses

jfenton said:
By the way..where has Frank been???
Whadda ya mean where has Frank been? I been right here. :roll:

I shot about a 1,000 pics last Friday and Saturday. Even posted several. It's just that after looking at
shots from that $12,000 set-up you've got, I was too embarrassed to post any more.... :lol: :p 8)

Frank
 
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Hey Frankie....

Now now Frankie...

The Camera was 5K...the lense was 4.3K...the converter was .4k...that doesn't add up to 12????

By the way...do you still need / want the CF card or does the guy who's hounding me at work cause it's still sitting on my desk get it?
 
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Jimmie,

OK, so I exaggerated just a little.... :lol:

Yes, I definitely want the card. Been busy. I'll shoot you a check. :?

Frank
 
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