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Havent had much time to try out the 28-70 I jsut got so I headed out in the backyard tonight and grabbed a few shots of Reilly. Thsilens is awesome great AF unbelievable contrast and sharp as can be.
These were shot with the 28-70 at f4 with the SB800 for fill flahs had the nice warm light out back this evening
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Cool. I've been watching for samples from your Beast. These are outstanding! Reilly seems to be jumping out of my monitor! Both pics have that special "extra" that identifies them as the product of Nikon pro glass.

This lens is awesome great AF unbelievable contrast and sharp as can be.
Whew! Since I stirred up the pot about this lens, I'm relieved that you like it 8).
 
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Uncle Frank said:
Cool. I've been watching for samples from your Beast. These are outstanding! Reilly seems to be jumping out of my monitor! Both pics have that special "extra" that identifies them as the product of Nikon pro glass.

This lens is awesome great AF unbelievable contrast and sharp as can be.
Whew! Since I stirred up the pot about this lens, I'm relieved that you like it 8).
I can't believe that I'm agreeing with UF again :oops:, but he has expressed my exact thoughts when I saw these images. I felt like I was looking at a frame from a 3-D movie.

I thought that we agreed that you weren't going to post any more shots with this lens. First UF started spewing out incredible shots with it, then I shot with one at Birger's, and now you. 8)

Arrrrrgggg!!!!

I can't possibly afford it, but I want it soooo bad. :roll:
 
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Forget being in awe of the lens, that's a given (no, I don't have it... and I don't lust for it, either! :shock: that's because the 17-55 works for me, except that nagging problem at infinity between 17 and 20mm).

Let's focus on the real subject, here, shall we? Is Reilly a handsome dog or what? ;-)
 
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Flew said:
I can't possibly afford it, but I want it soooo bad. :roll:
It's understandable. You've spent a grand on your tripod/head, and thousands for telephoto lenses. That means you're perfectly equipped for birding on those infrequent visits to the rookery. But when it comes to the other 95% of your photography, budgetary considerations are paramount, so using consumer lenses makes perfect sense :roll:.
 
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Uncle Frank said:
Flew said:
I can't possibly afford it, but I want it soooo bad. :roll:
It's understandable. You've spent a grand on your tripod/head, and thousands for telephoto lenses. That means you're perfectly equipped for birding on those infrequent visits to the rookery. But when it comes to the other 95% of your photography, budgetary considerations are paramount, so using consumer lenses makes perfect sense :roll:.
OK UF, I see your point. However, while my trips to the rookery may be rare (because it is 600 miles away), my birdie shooting sessions are not. I shoot at the local pond, or some other birding locale on average 3 or 4 days per week. If I had the Beast, I would probably use it at most a couple of times per month. That's why I have spent my $$ on the kit that I have. I am approaching 50K shots on my D2H. 98% of these were birdies. :oops:

Doesn't keep me from wanting that sucker though. 8) As you know, when you need it, there's nothing better.
 
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Now I see your point, Frank. You're one of the few true avian specialists I know, and I'm hard pressed to recall any other kind of subject in your pictures. It makes sense to put your money where you shoot.
 
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Uncle Frank said:
Cool. I've been watching for samples from your Beast. These are outstanding! Reilly seems to be jumping out of my monitor! Both pics have that special "extra" that identifies them as the product of Nikon pro glass.

This lens is awesome great AF unbelievable contrast and sharp as can be.
Whew! Since I stirred up the pot about this lens, I'm relieved that you like it 8).
Frank you are right the pro glass does stand head and shoulders above the rest, my kit is complete. Don't get me wrong I do lust after long glas..ex.. 200-400Vr but the price tag can not be justified.
Reilly is a great subject and very cooperative, love the ability to use DOf with the fast lens to isolate what you want to focus on.
 
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PEPPER PETE said:
Fantastic capture of Reilly. Mike, I think you are going to make alot of Cafe Members envious with your new lens. Good going.
Pete
I am very pl3eased so far cant wait to take it out on a candid adventure that is where I see it really shining
 
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Flew said:
Uncle Frank said:
Cool. I've been watching for samples from your Beast. These are outstanding! Reilly seems to be jumping out of my monitor! Both pics have that special "extra" that identifies them as the product of Nikon pro glass.

This lens is awesome great AF unbelievable contrast and sharp as can be.
Whew! Since I stirred up the pot about this lens, I'm relieved that you like it 8).
I can't believe that I'm agreeing with UF again :oops:, but he has expressed my exact thoughts when I saw these images. I felt like I was looking at a frame from a 3-D movie.

I thought that we agreed that you weren't going to post any more shots with this lens. First UF started spewing out incredible shots with it, then I shot with one at Birger's, and now you. 8)

Arrrrrgggg!!!!

I can't possibly afford it, but I want it soooo bad. :roll:
Frank thanks for looking this will come in handy for me, I do enjoy shooting many types of shots so this will help my kit be rounded out, now all that is left is the big glass
 
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Philippe Roger said:
Forget being in awe of the lens, that's a given (no, I don't have it... and I don't lust for it, either! :shock: that's because the 17-55 works for me, except that nagging problem at infinity between 17 and 20mm).

Let's focus on the real subject, here, shall we? Is Reilly a handsome dog or what? ;-)
thjanks Philippe she si a great dog and a very cooperative mdel with fees I can afford.
Wht is the issue with the 17-55 at infinity
 
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mike mac said:
What is the issue with the 17-55 at infinity?
Read this thread, here (I posted an example in there): https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=2682

... or this one at DPReview.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=13923244

Now that I know it and also know the work-around, it's not a big deal. It may cost some shots while trying to manually adjust but that sould be very rare. Anything that is fast (moving) is probably closer than infinity, or 10ft, whichever is closer! ;-)
 
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Mike - beautiful dog. What kind is he?

Frank - if you can't afford it, all you have to do is sell your 300/f2.8. Sounds like a reasonable solution to me.
 

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