A&P WOW i want this lens

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  1. peoplescar

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  2. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    i have one. me likey

    i want my next lens to be a mid range zoom. 17-55 or 17-35
     
  3. .chris

    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    too much $$$ for my budget. im getting the 70-300VR
     
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    yeah it is alot of money. thankfully i did very well in highschool and got it as a graduation present. otherwise i couldn't justify spending that much money.

    everything about it is perfect in my eyes. the build quality is really really good
     
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    I loveeeeeee that lens. got one myself. My pocket book hurt for awhile afterwards since I don't make any money off this damn hobby :(

    Build quality, IQ, everything...it's 10+ on a 1-10 scale.
     
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    they do have cheaper ones for sure... i wonder why this one has so many more elements than the one chris mentions above yet zooms to the same distances :dunno:
     
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    in a word

    quality
     
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    the 70-200 is an entirely different beast from the 300

    I love it but my shoulder hates it.
     
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    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    im aware of this but i am not about to drop that kind of money on a lens. and new 300mm VR is getting rave reviews. its sharp as a tack from what ive seen even at 300mm. dont steal my thunder lol
     
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    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    f2.8
     
  12. GregFarz78

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    wow dont have need or that kind of money for that lens but :wackit:

    aperture :hs:
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    so is this nikon's lens to compete with canons 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
     
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    lol my bad, you are correct, for someone that doesnt really need the low light abilities of the 70-200 ,the 70-300 is a killer lens
     
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    This is def. a lens I plan on getting in the future. I'm looking to get the Tamron 17-50 2.8 first, though. Photography is worse than crack on your wallet.
     
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    That won't fit my Canon. :mamoru:
     
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    yes

    both 70-200
    both 2.8
    both have image stabizaltion or in nikon terms vibration reduction.
     
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    If you can't afford the 70-200 vr, get the 80-200 f2.8 AF-d.

    Sex-tacular image quality and a metal body. 800 bucks :big grin:
     
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    costco.com currently has that as well
     
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    just got 80-200; such a quality piece. and razor sharp images.
     
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    I'll be honest, I've used both the Canon and Nikon extensively and the Nikon for my purposes wins hands down. The 70-200VR is probably my favorite lens I previously owned the 300VR but could not justify keeping it around when I only was using it for personal work (read: doesn't qualify for schedule C deductions) and I could do just as well at f4 with the 70-200VR + TC14IIe.

    Reasons the Nikon 70-200 IMO is better:

    Smaller barrel - much easier to handle especially in the cold with gloves on.
    4 Focus lock buttons on the barrel.
    9 blade vs 8 blade diaphragm...that's pushing it for a comparison but I personally like the Nikon version's bokeh better.
    Locking lens hood - the Canon version is the worst design ever, mine had to be duct taped on.
    Naturally a bit warmer and more pleasing contrast in my opinion. That's good in my book for my type of work.
    Black lens, can't stand the white, sorry that's just me.
    Better build quality and weather sealing IMO
    Much better tripod collar design.

    For the price, it's a wonderful lens, especially compared to the $4500 the 300VR cost. I can't say I've missed out on any particular shots since I sold it either, but someday I'll reinvest in a big gun.

    Cliff Notes: Buy one, don't look back.
     
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  24. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    uhhhhh did you break it? mine locks :ugh2: and every one i've rented locks
     
  25. peoplescar

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    yes i know that, but they can't accomplish that with a smaller lense?
     

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