I think I like my new toy!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by drueter, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    These are the first shots I took with the 200-400 VR that I got over the holidays! What a monster lens!!!:biggrin: Now I need to find the time to get to some of the wildlife refuges around here and really work with it. I haven't even had time to mount it on a tripod yet - these were all quick hand held shots on the D2H to test the VR. They are not cropped from original shot.

    1/1000s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso200 (sure wish he hadn't been in that pole shadow!)

    With the TC17 attached:
    1/350s f/8.0 at 650.0mm iso200
    View attachment 23888

    1/125s f/6.7 at 650.0mm iso200
    View attachment 23889
  2. Oh boy....I'm gonna have to stop looking at these kinds of posts!!! Nice shots Don!!
  3. You are going to love that lens it is so versatile and the VR function is incredible on it.l A fine piece of glass if there ever was one.
  4. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    I know what you mean, Kevin! I was having the same reaction to all the posts with this lens and the 500 for the past several months. I'll try to keep from posting too much from this lens so I don't create too much LL for others :Wink: (yeah, right!) !! :biggrin: :Devil:
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Looking good to me
    my LLD meter just took a spike !!
  6. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    I agree, Mike! I haven't had much time to use it yet, but I already see that it's going to be on my D2H a lot!
  7. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Uh, my LLD thermometer just broke. :eek:

    Very nice shots Don. Congrat's on your new tool. :smile:
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent Don :>))

    Nice glass Pal
  9. Just imagine the sharpness and clarity when you do get around to a tripod!

    Great shots!
  10. Very nice shots. I like what that lens can do mounted on a D2H.

  11. Don,
    these are OUTSTANDING! you are going to blow us away with this lens, I can see it coming. Congratulations!
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