Nikon 70-300VR

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Feb 25, 2007
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I have not regretted this purchase for one second.....

A great lens and probably the best lens for the money offered by Nikon right now IMO. Here are a few pics I've posted before, but not at home right now so I dont' have access to more current pics to post:

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Here are a few recent 70-300VR examples, shot with my D50. I really like this lens.

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~Ed
 
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Some samples from mine....

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I just wasn't happy with the reach of the 180mm f2.8 so I pondered long and hard about what to do. I thought about the 70-200VR because of the f2.8 speed, and perhaps picking up a teleconverter, but the cost became a huges factor. The 80-400 VR has the reach, but some of the comments about comparable image quality vs. the cost difference swayed me to this lens. It focuses fast, it isn't super heavy, and it takes pretty good pictures, in the right circumstances. Of course I'm not afraid to stick on a flash to help out either.
 
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Who says the 70-300VR has lousy bokeh?! :smile:

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Well, I did actually. You really are happy with the bokeh in these pictures? :confused:
(I still believe that this lens is a great value for money though)
 
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Feb 4, 2006
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Bokeh

Bokeh is a very subjective thing, if its out if focus and blurry and creamy and has weird halo bits then its good bokeh ... see what i mean

I like it anyway

Gaz
 
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Multiple lines and shapes in the blur, emphasized edges, doughnut rings, all these are bad bokeh characteristics. Although I understand that some people actually like them some times. So, yeah, bokeh is subjective (to a limit).
 
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I surely wouldn't tout the VR zoom as a wonderful bokeh machine. But it does shoot very nicely and the resulting bokeh is acceptable for amateur usage.

Lotta bang for the buck, that 70-300VR.
 
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