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botoole
05-12-2010, 04:54 PM
I picked up a used Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 VR1 lens recently, and gave it a test spin out at Whitefish Island this week. Even used, it cost a pretty penny, but I think it was worth it. Here are a few photos that I've taken with it so far:

Wood Duck
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4599816903_0dcbd466e6_b.jpg

Red Squirrel
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4597592578_9558b83fbe_b.jpg

Red-Winged Blackbird
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1427/4593569225_466481b238_b.jpg

Mallard Duck
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4589860053_9674751651_b.jpg

All of these photos, as well as others, can be viewed in larger sizes on my Flickr site at: http://flickr.com/bjotoole

NewCasa
05-13-2010, 12:36 AM
Wow those are amazing photos, especially for a Nikon :)

verotik66
05-13-2010, 01:03 PM
Yup great lens, I probably use that one more than any other.

botoole
05-13-2010, 08:33 PM
Thanks NewCasa, I appreciate it. But I'll pretend I didn't see the jab at Nikon, lol.

Verotik66, I've only been out a few times with it, but I'm afraid I've already become addicted to 'Pro' glass. I'm already dreaming of my next lens... Perhaps that new Nikkor AF-S 200-400 f/4 VRII. My wife is going to shoot me now for sure, haha.

NewCasa
05-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Thanks NewCasa, I appreciate it. But I'll pretend I didn't see the jab at Nikon, lol.

Verotik66, I've only been out a few times with it, but I'm afraid I've already become addicted to 'Pro' glass. I'm already dreaming of my next lens... Perhaps that new Nikkor AF-S 200-400 f/4 VRII. My wife is going to shoot me now for sure, haha.

Yeah I'll admit it - I checked out that lens online. Very impressive specs and excellent results. I just don't know if I could bring myself to pick up a Nikon. It's not the equipment - that's pretty good stuff, but the company is nasty.

verotik66
05-14-2010, 12:22 AM
just dont come home with one of these when you are supposed to be out car shopping

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Nikon-800mm-F-5-6-ED-AIS-Telephoto-Lens-MORE-/380230826348?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item588785f96c

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/telephotos/800mmf56sideshw.jpg

botoole
05-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Wow, that's an insanely large lens. Wonder if you can shoot hand-held with it, lol?

NewCasa
05-14-2010, 09:55 PM
Wow, that's an insanely large lens. Wonder if you can shoot hand-held with it, lol?

You can - that's what the handle's for. If you see a sporting event on TV sometimes they give a shot of the photographers' pit and you see that pretty much all of them have lenses like that one.

gouligann
05-17-2010, 05:17 PM
Wow, gorgeous photos botoole!!