My new (used) 70-300 VR

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by shadow, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. I bought this from Woody (Czechman) on the for sale forum, and had a chance to use it this weekend.

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    I really like this lens. It has very good reach (for what I do) and the VR is a nice feature for the focal length. Yes most of these were shot well above 1/300 of a second but it still comes in handy when you aren't the most steady. I'll get good use of this lens.

    THanks for looking.
     
  2. danmab

    danmab

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    Apr 26, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I agree -- this lens stays on my D80 80% of the time due to the reach and my type of shooting
    (PP: resized for web, sharpening, color cast fix)
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  3. Great Shots!

    I am ordering mine soon as I love my 70-200mm VR and the 17-55mm, but both are used for my serious work and are heavy. I think the 70-300mm VR would suit me for my everyday "walk around" lens.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Regards...Jim
     
  4. Nuteshack

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    congrats Neal (nice pics too) ...i've had a few chances to play with my son's ...excellent lens....;-)))
     
  5. Glad to see you're putting "our" baby to good use. I had a little fun with it but I'm just not a telephoto kind of guy.
     
  6. It's a great lens Woody. I'll be sure to put it to good use as the days go forward.

    Thanks again!

    Thanks to all for the comments, too.
     
  7. Indeed, I found the 70-300VR a great lens...

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    I just hope my new 80-400VR measures up, but it's got some big shoes to fill..


    Gary
     
  8. Been thinking about a 70mm-300mm VR lens to add to my collection. Based on these posts, looks like I'm headed to the 'lens store.'
    Thanks,
     
  9. dmoores

    dmoores

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    Jan 15, 2006
    Great lens!
     
  10. Well, what a difference a week makes! I was so happy with my 70-300VR that I decided to pick up a Nikon 80-400VR thinking that the extra reach and supposedly superior IQ at 300mm would be just the ticket for wildlife shots. Well, here it is one week later and I just got back from returning the 80-400VR to the store. After some initial "playing" with the new 80-400 I just wasn't all that impressed with the results, so I did some informal A-B testing today and I was shocked to find out that 70-300VR was edging out the 80-400 in overlapping ranges. Maybe the 70-300's VRII is giving it the edge, I don't know, but the 70-300VR is the keeper. Highly recommended!
     
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