Impressed with 70-300VR low light

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Hokum, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Hokum

    Hokum

    599
    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    All taken with the D200 at ISO 500

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    135mm (202mm), 1/60sec
     
  2. Pretty nice Paul, was VR on/off?
     
  3. Hokum

    Hokum

    599
    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    VR was on! I couldnt hand hold at 1/60 at 200mm else!
     
  4. Paul, Very nice shots. What flash were you using and how were you using it (bounce, diffusor, etc.)??
     
  5. mr2monster

    mr2monster

    269
    Jun 29, 2007
    Arizona
    in for info... these are good shots. I had some less than stellar shots at a wedding recently using a 70-200, so like i said... in for info.
     
  6. Hokum

    Hokum

    599
    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    Flash used was the SB-600 with Stofen omni bounce, at 45 degrees. +0.7 EV on the flash.

    Hope that helps?
     
  7. Very nice.
    I find myself using my 70-300 VR more and more lately.
     
  8. morcguy

    morcguy

    957
    Dec 29, 2006
    Minnesota
    Here is one with the 70 - 300 at 200 mm, ISO 1600, 1/15 second.

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    I've had number of nice low light shots with this lens. This also shows off how well the D50 does at ISO 1600.
     
  9. I'm trying to understand.... if you used a flash how can you call them "low light"? I always considered a low light exposure to not have any flash.
     
  10. Hokum

    Hokum

    599
    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    Low light AF, with a slow lens, the flash was in rear mode, so was not acting as direct flash. But it was mainly its AF accuracy i was refering to.
     
  11. impressive 1/15sec hand held!

     
  12. morcguy

    morcguy

    957
    Dec 29, 2006
    Minnesota
    Thanks. I was sitting with camera braced on my knees. There were maybe 6 good shots out of about 50.
     
  13. bender73

    bender73 Guest

    shots like this confirm that i was correct in getting rid of the 80-200 f/2.8 for the 70-300 VR. with a D200 body, this lens performs great!

    (i am packing light these days and didn't like lugging around a 2 pound brick)
     
  14. francishmt

    francishmt

    152
    Jun 29, 2006
    Perfectly exposed. Good job morcguy!
     
  15. Very nice shot!

    I just got this lens and it works great even in low light on my D200, though I am a bit miffed the lens came in with dust specs on the inside of the front lens from the Nikon factory. I can't decide whether to keep with dust or send in for cleaning as you can never tell what may happen these days!

    Regards...Jim
     
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