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Title: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: johnguz76 on September 15, 2010, 06:32 AM
 Picked up the Nikkor 70-200 zoom f 2.8 ED Vr2.And i must say it lives up to all the hype.Pics are tac sharp fast auto focus.Smooth Smooth.A bit heavy but i;m not complaining.This is my first pro level lens and i;m wondering why i bought the lower end Nikon stuff.Getting rid of all my other lenses and going with the Nikon prime ones.Its a investment but well worth the price..If you;r a Nikon guy you have to get this lens if you can afford it...Cant wait to see what it does with kites.I will soon though Whidbey is rite around the corner..


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: browndude3649 on September 15, 2010, 06:58 AM
I bought the 10 years ago version of this guy, it didnt  have the vr. but the glass and silent motor sold me despite the 1800$ price tag. the other day the motor started squealing with auto-focus. I sent it in to a auth nikon repair shop. 500$ later i had a new motor, and basically a new lens.
Yeah the pro stuff rocks. i figure 2 or 3 lenses(long medium and wide angle) for a hobbyist and you golden.


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: DWayne on September 15, 2010, 07:14 AM
You're much better off spending your money on a high end lens than you are on a high end body. In other words, you can get much better pictures out of a low end body with a high end lens on it than you can get out of a high end body with a low end lens on it.

Denny


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: chilese on September 15, 2010, 07:33 AM
It is on my drool list.  ::)


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: indigo_wolf on September 15, 2010, 12:41 PM
Luckily, if your drool list is long enough.... you can can use it as a bib.  :D   

Twofer!! ;D

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: FlyingJoe on September 15, 2010, 09:30 PM
I'm glad you enjoy the new glass.  I hear it's very sharp!

I'll just stick to renting another "prime" lens when I need to... mainly the Canon 200 2.8L.
Between that and the 85mm and 135mm, I get most of what you do with the zoom...

I've yet to try out the new second generation 70-200 2.8L though... but for as often as I'd use a $2k lens, I'll probably stick to renting those too!



Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: johnguz76 on October 07, 2010, 04:46 PM
Well i finally got the Wholy trinity of Nikon Lenses.Have the 70-200 f2.8 got the 24-70 f2.8,and today i picked up the 14-24 wide angle f2.8.I have one more i want for football photography the 400 2.8 but i;ll have to save a few months for that one.I do have the Tamron 400 5.6 so.Basically i;m set for now...


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: FlyingJoe on October 07, 2010, 05:06 PM
I've had great luck renting via lensrentals.com when I need big fast $$$ glass... like a 300 2.8 for zoo duty...


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: browndude3649 on October 08, 2010, 06:28 AM
Now you need to get the fake press photo credentials from that magazine, forget which one. So you can start  makin that TMZ money! 8)


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: in.divi.dual on October 08, 2010, 06:45 AM
Picked up the Nikkor 70-200 zoom f 2.8 ED Vr2.And i must say it lives up to all the hype.Pics are tac sharp fast auto focus.Smooth Smooth.A bit heavy but i;m not complaining.This is my first pro level lens and i;m wondering why i bought the lower end Nikon stuff.Getting rid of all my other lenses and going with the Nikon prime ones.Its a investment but well worth the price..If you;r a Nikon guy you have to get this lens if you can afford it...Cant wait to see what it does with kites.I will soon though Whidbey is rite around the corner..


You're going to dump the 70-200 zoom then ? Only its NOT a prime you understand ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_lens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_lens)

"In film and photography, a prime lens is either a photographic lens whose focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens, or it is the primary lens in a combination lens system."



Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: indigo_wolf on October 08, 2010, 07:12 AM
Thanks.... that's always been my understanding of what a prime lens is too.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: OMG you have to get this Nikon lens
Post by: johnguz76 on October 08, 2010, 02:51 PM
Now you need to get the fake press photo credentials from that magazine, forget which one. So you can start  makin that TMZ money! 8)
You mean IFPO dont you.I actually was a member for a while till i found out their credientials are crap.Some people swear by them that they get you access to a lot of events.Personally i wont pay them another dime.Stupid mistale on my part.They still send me the magazine though from time to time....