70-300VR WOW.... 1st pics
A few samples, shot on a cloudy day, late afternoon
D50 ISO 400
I am impressed, pics are pretty good for lousy conditions and at a far slower shutter speed that I would normally shoot.
the focus speed was rather slow on first impression, but likely not that big an issue.....
Here are a few pics
1/25 F4.5 70MM
1/13 F9 70MM
1/40 F5 145MM
1/25 F5.3 200MM
1/25 F5.6 300MM
1/40 F5.6 300MM
Wow nice lens for $516
saying they had them in stock pity I already bought one
the focus speed was rather slow on first impression, but likely not
that big an issue.....
What body are you using? I'm using a D70 and find that focus is much slower at 250mm+ when lighting is poor. No difference when lighting is good.
Here are a few pics
Nice pics. I need to work on my composition... Not used to a tele lens yet.
Besides nature photography (the kind that doesn't move), I can see applications to shooting the interiors of churches and historical sites (Montreal would be a good trip). It might be a little long for shooting the inside of museums, though.
If you could successfully pull off a 1 or 2 sec. exposure you could blur the waterfall like the pros.
I think because of the price point, smaller size and weight, this will be a big seller. If it becomes recognized as a lens you'd want to carry along on your vacation, it'll do even better.
They do look very good. The shutter speeds do seem typical of what other users are reporting. Apparantly Nikon has achieved some sort of miracle with this new lens and the VR.
This space for rent.
Certainly it is Wow I'm wondering if other punters can tell me how does this lens compare with:-
18-200 AFS DX VR 3.5 - 5.6
24-120 AFS VR
and the 70-300VR beats my 18-200 hands down. It's my 2nd 18-200 and I thought it was quite sharp, but the new 70-300 is much better, with better bokeh also.
Great images. Love the corner to corner sharpness you captured. I feel pretty satisfied now, since I jumped on the bandwagon of this lens from the day it was announced, amidst all kinds of naysayers. I'm waiting for some nice weather so I can get out to the zoo or something and really give it a whirl.
FJP, Software Developer
Looks like when I can afford it I will probably buy the 70-300 Afs first and then buy 18-200 at later date as an all in one travel lens....