Nikon 200-400 VR II: First shot

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PeterD07
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Nikon 200-400 VR II: First shot
4 months ago

I've been curious about this lens for years and finally decided to get one. It's lighter than I expected and focus is at least same as my 300 2.8. The 1lb difference is not noticeable to me as it's better balanced than the 300mm. I haven't really used the zoom yet but in just going through the motions by zooming from 200-400mm I can already see it will allow me quick changes as the full zoom range is covered by approx 65º rotation and very easily done with with my thumb while others hold the lens. I don't use tripods so having the VR will be very helpful in low light static shots. The only disappointment was that the formation flying ibis's where my only target last night but still was good to know the very first shot produced a fair image in fading light. I will be putting it to full use in a couple weeks during a camping trip in Glacier National Park

Pete

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