Show me the money (300 2.8VR)

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Or the money shots with your 300 2.8VR with or without TC attached, please specify...

Can't wait to see what anyone has!

Doug
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Soon, ver soon thanks to Joe C.! Can't wait! Poor Joe has to make do with a 400 2.8 now. lol.

Doug
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A couple that I got at the Duck Pond in Huntsville when there with the gang.... both shot with the 300mm f/2.8 lens without a TC. I haven't processed my photos yet that I shot of the GBH at Guntersville Dam; in those I did use a 1.4x TC. There are more photos in the Nikon Cafe gallery at http://photos.talihar.net and also in the Special Sessions 3rd Annual Nikon Cafe Gathering Photo Galleries thread here....
 
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nice pix pix... (redundant I know) Someone is getting ready to flip 5000 posts too!

Thanks Gale.

Still wanting landscapes, animal shots, shots of ferris wheels, whatever. :)

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I'll bite. This was the first pic with my 300mm, f2.8 VR

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nice pix pix... (redundant I know) Someone is getting ready to flip 5000 posts too!
Took me a minute to realize what you meant and then I glanced at my avatar and my post count. Oh, wow!!!! 5000 posts -- who'd have thunk it?! Glad you drew my attention to this, as it's not normally something I think about. Wow!!! I'm about to hit 5000 posts!!!

(Of course it'll take me a LONG time to ever catch up to Gale! :biggrin: )
 
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nice eagle Mitch, still looks a little oof, or am I seeing things today?

Connie, yeah, nobody can catch the Galestar Express. You post 10 posts, she's posted 25. She's on a plain all her on. Got to run, team meeting, blah, yuck...
 

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I have only had the 300 mm f/2.8 VR for a few months. I went through the usual comparison process with the 200-400 f/4 VR, but quickly decided that I needed f/2.8 for sports more than the zoom and extra reach, and I have not been disappointed.

Here is a shot with the 300 mm VR at f/2.8 showing pain and determination during the final lap of the Men's mile at a college indoor track meet held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the 168th Street Armory in NY in late February.

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This shot of my son landing a Cessna 152 during a flying lesson was taken at Danbury Airport in CT.

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This White-breasted Nuthatch posed at a feeder in my yard for the 300 mm at about 2.5 m.

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The 300 mm f/2.8 also works very well with both the TC-14E and TC17E. A Cardinal with the 300 mm f/2.8 VR + TC-14EII.

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A Downey Woodpecker with the 300 mm f/2.8 VR + TC-17EII.

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How about old MF style ?? :biggrin:
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I just bought one

I just bought the AFS VR 300mm f2.8G to replace my good old AFS 300mm f2.8 mk.1 which obviously will be sold now.

I will have a sad time parting with that oldie though, as it was the most awesome purchase in 2005 and it still is a fantastic optical tool. I have extremely good memories with this nice hunk of glass :smile:
 
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I just bought the AFS VR 300mm f2.8G to replace my good old AFS 300mm f2.8 mk.1 which obviously will be sold now.

I will have a sad time parting with that oldie though, as it was the most awesome purchase in 2005 and it still is a fantastic optical tool. I have extremely good memories with this nice hunk of glass :smile:
Sell When? and How Much ?
 
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The short time I owned it (about 30 days) I got a few decent shots out of it. I miss it ;~((

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Frank, I love the 3 pelicans in formation. Tried to get a shot like that a couple of weeks ago in CA, but the birds were not into precision flying! The separation between players and background in your BB shots is the main reason that I finally broke down and got this lens. I sure hate you guys that get to shoot these fun sports in the sunshine! An outdoor track meet that I planned to shoot last Sunday was postponed by the complete washout here.
 
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