I succumb to lust…

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by exposinglife, May 27, 2007.

  1. exposinglife

    exposinglife

    358
    Apr 12, 2007
    NC
    I purchased th 70-300 VR from B&H today. I had debated stepping up for the 80-200, but thought I'd miss the 200-300 range and also don't need a fast lens for sports or action. The pictures of the 70-300 VR have been impressive so I'm looking forward to locking this thing on my D80.

    Plus, if I get some fast glass lust I've been admiring the 180 2.8 prime (thanks Uncle Frank) and might add one of those later. :smile:
     
  2. There have been some really nice shots here with that lens. Now the fun part...waiting! Be sure to post some pics and let us know how you like it.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Don't under estimate the speed of that lens:>))
    Itis nice
    Can use a kenko 1.4 tc on it also
     
  4. I just got the 70-300VR a week ago. So far, I like it alot and I'm sure you will too.
     
  5. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Congratulations! You will LOVE the 70-300 lens!!

    Now, let me plant the next "lustful thought..."

    Down the road, buy a D200 and keep your D80 as a 2nd body. The weight of the D200 balances perfectly with the 70-300, while the D80 balances extremely well with the 18-200, which you may want to add to your collection while you are at it... :131:

    Congrats on a great lens purchase. You will NOT be disappointed!
     
  6. exposinglife

    exposinglife

    358
    Apr 12, 2007
    NC
    Thanks for all the comments. I'm really excited to put the 70-300 in the bag - or more pointedly - on the camera.

    One question, has anyone used this for macro work...possibly with extension tubes? I'm thinking my next purchase will be a macro lens. My 35-70 has a macro mode but isn't a true macro lens. I know the 70-300 isn't either but I'm hoping it might hold me over for a bit.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. Get a Nikon 6T if you can find one. Seen some very nice results though you may need to get used to using a tripod even though the lens has VR.
     
  8. exposinglife

    exposinglife

    358
    Apr 12, 2007
    NC
    So here are my first shots with the new lens. Whaddya think?

    I'm pretty pleased. I only added a bit of saturation and a bit of sharpening...no USM.
     
  9. danmab

    danmab

    415
    Apr 26, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Awesome -- I debated between the 70-300 VR and the 55-200VR and chose the 55-200 VR based on price point. you'll have to update your signature with your new addition!
     
  10. tasnim_fahim

    tasnim_fahim

    498
    Oct 2, 2006
    riyadh
    Dave,

    Congratulations on your new 70-300mm vr. Nice pics you took..particularly
    of your son. lovely bokeh. the 70-300mm can rock.

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    and low light, handheld too!!

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    Enjoy your lens and post some pics for us.

    regards.
     
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