Move love for the 70-200mm VR

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This weekend I decided to see what I could get out of the 70-200mm VR. So far, I'm pretty pleased with what it does. Most of the larger beasties below were shot from a moving vehicle, so the Active setting works surprisingly well.

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looks like a productive trip to me. While some are not as sharp as they could be some are perfect. a great lens for sure
 
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Thanks. I'm still learning and figuring out what works in different situations. Some areas are blown out a bit, but I didn't have much time to try different meter reads and change settings. Hopefully, I'll get a tad better with more practice.
 
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I am ordering my 70-200 2.8 VR tomorrow from B&H! WOW!

seriously I am ordering it, can't wait.....
 
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Bill,

Good start (of course I am partial to and jealous of your butterflies). You'll get used to that lens rather quickly. Try adding the Canon 500D close up lens to the 70-200VR for a quick macro lens. The results are pretty good. I used it on a monopod to capture a yellow jacket nest that was hidden in a rug on my deck years ago:

http://www.pbase.com/cympearson/yellowjackets
 
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That lens would be the last one I'll part with... I can count on it in a pinch, as Crystal mentions, adding the 500D turns it into an instant macro lens.

Very nice series, Bill. Love the little meerkat - so cute.
 
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After trying to use it for the flowers and butterflies, I can see why the 500D or some other macro lens would be useful. This thing needs some distance in order to focus.
 
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Take the limit swithc off of limit for short distance.

Really nice shots....
Love the lion pic especially
First one is excellent also
 
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There's a limit switch?

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I need this lens so much.
You can get then from Hong Kong for so little at the moment!
Anyone care to lend me the dough? :redface: :rolleyes: :wink: :866:
 

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