afs 80-400 vr - First Soccer Game

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Douglas K Fejer
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afs 80-400 vr - First Soccer Game
Mar 23, 2013

The shot below is 90% of the reason I paid the outrageous amount of money for the new lens. The autofocus was extremely slow in the old version. In the shot below I was looking quite a bit to the left when I quickly switched direction and fired the shot with very little time for the sensor to focus on the player. I simply would not have gotten this shot with the old lens.

Took 900 shots. Bet no more than 5 are out of focus. Probably would have had 50 with the old lens. Shots at 400mm appear to be much better.

Also, the tripod ring is much stronger. Are people really complaining about it?

The shot has been cropped and reduced

I am quite happy with the lens. Still a little disappointed Nikon did not come out with this 5 years ago.

The shot below is some dude flying overhead. I obviously missed the nearby airshow.

Must say I am very pleased with the lens. It certainly met my expectations.

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Doug Fejer,
Dallas, TX

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