Just ordered The Beast

Jan 9, 2006
Can't wait for it to get here. :)

It will complement my current lineup of lenses, My have been unhappy with the performance of the 28-75mm 2.8 Tamron lens at 75mm. On close subjects it does fine, but on subjects far away it front focuses a bit much, the nice thing is that it's great at Macro work and it's nice to have that built in and the beast won't be able to which means I'll have to carry around my 28-75mm and the 28-70mm lens or the 60mm micro lens, we'll see.

Anyways, it will be nice to have the good optics of the beast in my lineup, I'm quite excited. :)


Woo hoo!! I'm anxious to hear what you think about it! Please post when you get it! From what I hear .... it's a great people lens! :smile:


what do you mean if? Aren't all Nikon lenses sharp? My 70-200 was super sharp, it's my favorite lens.
"Sharpness" is quite subjective I've found.

Anyway, just wanted to say if I had the $$ the 28-70 would be my next lens. Killer lens.
Feb 4, 2006
On a Big Island Down Under...
Congratulation on getting the best lens you could own.... I know exactly how you feel... Time just doesn't go quick enough to the time you get it in you hands, well it didn't for me...

I love mine and its super sharp wide open at all FL, and the color, contrast is superb.... Look forward to what you think about it after you get it....
Feb 11, 2007
Sanford, FL
Real Name
William Beem
I bought the 28-70 and the 70-200 not long ago with my tax return money. Both have excellent reputations here, and they're well deserved. However, I wasn't overly excited before they arrived. It was more about curiosity to see if they lived up to the hype.

Yeah, they do! I find that I use the 28-70 most of the time, but the 70-200 VR is just as fun for what it does.

Some of the comments about these lenses will almost make you believe that they're magic. Yes, you can get some sharp images with both of them, but you can still get some slightly off-focus or just damn blurry results, too. I love 'em both, now.
May 1, 2007
So Cal
I know exactly how you feel... Time just doesn't go quick enough to the time you get it in you hands, well it didn't for me...
I love "next day air" !!
Oreder it in the morning have it the next morning!


Dan from New Jersey

You'll love the lens. It is my go to for sure. Enjoy. I had the 35-70 and it beats the pants off of it in consistency and rendition.


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