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you get what you pay for....the 400vr

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Randy, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    the lens is so large the windy weather we had (from Hana) actually moved the lens. The Gitzo 3551 is perfect. The
    MH-01's tension knob has to be used to be believed. I can actually let go of the 400VR + D300 + grip and it doesn't move....simply amazing device.

    And the 400, yes it's pretty nice also...
    I have had it for 15 days and I had to shoot it today (or bust) so this is game1, 12pm, a time that I never shoot soccer...I'm headed back out for a 4:30pm game where the sun is much lower.
    AF speed on the 400 is one of those 'you get what you pay for-s'....

    Here's a few pics, crop & USM only. I'll post the good action shots tomm in the sports gallery

    All shot at f2.8, ISO200, ev=-.3

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  2. Excellent shots, Randy. I just went a little nuts, and bought both the 14-24 and 24-70, which I figured would just about complete my lens collection -- until I see these shots. Now I have another lens to lust after! (Well, that and the 200 f/2 :biggrin:) .

    What USM settings are you using?
     
  3. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Guest

    I agree. Very sharp, great color rendition and wow factor. Great framing of the shots.

    Nice lens, but great hands.
     
  4. Wow!

    Astounding! :biggrin:
     
  5. Awesome shots Randy. I also purchased the MH-01... it's amazing!! Kudos to you for your 400VR.
     
  6. fantastic IQ Randy, look forward to seeing lots more.
     
  7. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Great pictures, Randy....and what is the MH-01?
     
  8. I hate you...

    Awesome detail and sharpness, just unreal.
     
  9. rolsen

    rolsen

    316
    Apr 12, 2008
    Finland
    Yet another Wow!
     
  10. bradNYC

    bradNYC

    Mar 28, 2008
    NYC
    randy, very very nice. extremely sharp and the colors are awesome. looks like $ well spent.
     
  11. You are the devil :370:.

    I'm not looking at your pictures.

    --- time passes ---

    Well, I looked, but I won't do it again :Teeth:.

    Awesome.
     
  12. That's what I want to know, it must be some secret device that we don't know about:biggrin:.
     
  13. Randy,

    First you come along with the 300 2.8 VR, and now this! You're killing me! Anyway in a word, awesome IQ and shots. :biggrin: Don't forget to tell us what that MH-01 is.

    Gene
     
  14. sorry, forgot to say awesome shots.
     
  15. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    thx Mike
    i think it's at '6' in camera

    thx Bill

    thx Dude

    thx Crystall....what a difference from the 3232

    thx Chris...i just posted some game2 shots where the light was much better

    thx Gaye...the mh-01 is the head that sits on my monopod

    thx...so does my wife :smile:

    thx Rane

    thx jonathan

    thx brad

    thx UF...i been wanting this lens since before they made it

    thx gene...the mh-01 is the head for the monopod

    thx
     
  16. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    unreal ....;-)
     
  17. yeah....
    this thread isn't good for ANY OF US

    i bought the D3, 14-24, and 24-70 at one time...
    and the 200/2 a few weeks later

    now THIS lens
    and... all the goodies i'll need to go with it... will cost > 10K
    ahhhhhhhhh
    and.... i still can't sleep, lusting after it
     
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