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My new treasure

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by carauction, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. After disappointingly testing and experimenting with several Sigma and Tokina copies of the 300mm F2.8, and not wanting to shell out any big bucks on the VR model, I finally landed a knockout copy of the Nikon AF-S 300mm F2.8(version 1).

    Now the decision as the whether or not sell my 300mm F/4 AF-S:confused: 


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  2. congrats, so where are the sample pics?
  3. it looks brand new
    congrats !
  4. Congrats! It looks super super clean!
  5. Pics...what pics?

    You mean I have to stop looking at it. The honeymoon has to come to an end:Love:

    Thanks much,

  6. RedTownCats


    Jun 23, 2007
    Awww... cute -- it's still in diapers :biggrin:

    You've got a great copy if it performs as well as it looks.

    Not sure I'd sell the /4 as I'm sure there'll be times when you need something that bit smaller.
  7. Thanks alot Randy. I would rate the condition EX++. I even got the original box that it came in when new from B&H. It was a one owner.

    The case and hood are also stunning.

  8. Thanks Rich. The condition is unbelievable.

  9. Yes indeed, still in diapers.

    I hear you about the 4:confused: 

  10. Marzo


    Jan 1, 2008
    Stavanger, Norway
    Great looking!! Congrats!
  11. jonh68


    Sep 21, 2008
    I would keep the 300 f4. You will love the fast glass, but will get tired of lugging it around when you go on quick outings.
  12. I'd keep the 4. Congrats on a great jewel!
  13. Thank you Marzo.

    Kinda, beginning to feel that way. Thanks John.

    Thanks Alex. Jewel seems like the right word.

    Thanks for the advice on the 4.

  14. Wow, it looks to be bnib
  15. Looks great - you will enjoy it.
  16. Yes. Matter of fact I just came back from my insurance company. My contact there is a very qualified camera guy. He felt the lens was very near a LN-(minus). We both agreed though a rating of EX++ was more applicable.



    Thanks Allan, appreciated.

  17. Don't know if you are still following this thread Randy.

    As you know, I am a pretty big pixel peeper when it comes down to focus accuracy. In the past you have always said that you never need to AF Fine Tune your lenses. And I usually need an adjustment. I also have echoed what many others believe pertaining to Pro glass; that tolerances are much tighter, and I believe that much of your gear is Pro Level.

    I have one fast lens that does not need an AF Fine Tune adj., my Sigma 70 F 2.8 Macro. My Nikon 180 F2.8 takes a (-)1, and my Nikkor 300mm F4 AF-S takes a (+)2.

    I have just taken some wide open test shots with my new 300 F2.8. It seems as if the focus point is splitting the DOF right down the middle:smile:

  18. How much do you want for the 300mm f/4 af-s =D
  19. She sure is pretty! Now lets see some race track pics..
  20. nice...as everybody else said! Post some awesome pics that we can all go 'wow' over!
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