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Nikon 70-210 f4 Samples? - GOT IT & PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by DaveKiddle, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. I've just picked up a mint one of these. Anyone got any shots with it to keep me busy until it arrives? :biggrin:
     
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  2. dwind

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    Quick shot's 70 - 210 f4 on a d300

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  3. TheStranger

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    May 20, 2009
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    I have the pre-AF version of this lens (the Series E 70-210/4) which has become my primary grandstand lens at races, due to being much easier to handle than my ancient 85-250/4-4.5. (It has a slightly cooler color rendition than the aforementioned big Nikkor, but weighs about 25% of the older piece of glass.)

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    It also provides higher quality with my TC-16A teleconverter than the pre-AI 85-250 does:
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  4. Zachs

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    Feb 25, 2006
    NC
    I'm shooting a couple tonight for their "pre-wedding" photos for next week. I'll put some up when I get a chance.
     
  5. Zachs

    Zachs

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    Feb 25, 2006
    NC
    Here ya go...shot yesterday (still today for me :( )

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  6. Loving it - the second time around

    I recently picked up a mint 70-210 AF F4 myself about a month ago - my second opportunity with this lens.

    I owned one a few years back, only to give up on it for being too slow to focus and having too slow of a max aperture. I sold it in favor of an 80-200 f2.8, then a 80-200 AF-S, and then a 70-200VR, then back to a 80-200 AF-S. Recently, I realized aside from needing the fast AF and wanting the extra stop for better subject isolation when shooting my daughter's soccer season, I hardly ever used any of my f2.8 versions due to their heavy weight and bulky size. I wouldn't have even thought about taking any of the f2.8 versions out to a theme park with the kids. Not to mention the hefty amount of cash being tied up, just sitting in my closet most of the year.

    So, I decided to give the 70-210 F4 another try and came across a mint, like new copy. It's so light and easy to handle, I decided to take it and a Nikon 20-35 F2.8 as my 2-lens kit on a recent trip to Legoland and Seaworld. I wouldn't have thought I'd use that range much at a theme park, but there's no way I could have gotten some of my shots with my normal 24-70 walk-around lens.

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    I've always wished Nikon would make a a light-weight, less expensive alternative to the 80-200 AF-S and 70-200VR - just like Canon's 70-200 F4L. For now, it's either this 20+ year old 70-210 F4 or perhaps, the Nikon 70-300VR.
     
  7. Thanks all - looks good.

    I've already got the 70-300 VR and am thinking of 'downgrading' to the 70-210 f4 to add a bit more dosh to the 70-200 f2.8 VR fund. :biggrin:
     
  8. Well I got my lens and am impressed with the performance for the price :) 
    All from a great day at Glorious Goodwood yesterday:

    1. Taste that country air...
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    2. Mmmm..nice filly
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    3. I'm gonna win....
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    4. Late for the start....
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    5. Don't fancy yours much...
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    6. Faster, faster....
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    7. Lucky Seven....
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    Comments welcome :) 
     
  9. Adkid

    Adkid

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    Jan 3, 2009
    Portland
    Nice shots. How much is one of these in nice condition nowadays?
     
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