70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

Started Dec 31, 2006 | Discussions
zurfer Regular Member • Posts: 172
70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

More photos from Hawaii. The first of Waikiki at 70mm f7.1 shows the sharpness of this lens, the second shows decent bokeh wide open at 300mm, the the last three paddleball shots at 100 to 135mm f4.5 to 4.8 to show what the lens can do at iso 800 under tougher light conditions. Enjoy.
waikiki 1

waikiki 2

paddleball 1

paddleball 2

paddleball 3

jwmars Regular Member • Posts: 193
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

Thanx for sharing, how do you use VR in action scenes like the 3th pic? I have troubles getting used to the 1 sec " VR-lag" before the VR locks in when trying to make pictures with moving subjects with this lens. (love the lens though)

Jan Willem

PS why do people like crowded beaches? or is this a tele effect?

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ShiftyPhotos Regular Member • Posts: 411
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

That second shot is nice

OP zurfer Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

jwmars wrote:

Thanx for sharing, how do you use VR in action scenes like the 3th
pic?

Speed on the last three photos was 1/1000 to 1/1600 as I was trying to freeze the action. VR was of no consequence, but I do leave it on all the time. I was surprised to get this much speed with twilight settling in.

PS why do people like crowded beaches? or is this a tele effect?

It was a nice day today and waikiki is usually crowded - particularly this time of the year. Elsewhere on the island it is much less crowded.

Tom B. Senior Member • Posts: 1,152
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

Nice shots!
Boy do I miss Hawaii! my favorite place to visit.
Tom

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brokenz Veteran Member • Posts: 9,098
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

Great samples. Thanks for showing these.
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blik Regular Member • Posts: 431
This sure beats the tree photog I've seen with this lens

For the first shot: you might have cropped down just to show the beach and the palm trees

Second shot: I love the detail in the religious medal.

The rest: very nice actions shots. Did you shoot any of the kite boarders?

Advice: Don't let your wife use your laptop.
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TJ Regular Member • Posts: 400
what religious medal ?????

what bokeh????

Anyways, it seems that everything I see about this lens indicates that it is exceptional.......... nice shots.

Ted

OP zurfer Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: This sure beats the tree photog I've seen with this lens

blik wrote:

For the first shot: you might have cropped down just to show the
beach and the palm trees

Good advice.

Second shot: I love the detail in the religious medal.

Here's the medal at full rez.

The rest: very nice actions shots. Did you shoot any of the kite
boarders?

No, but I will.

Advice: Don't let your wife use your laptop.

This is my wife - just kidding.

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blik Regular Member • Posts: 431
Re: This sure beats the tree photog I've seen with this lens

See, you've got "Kindness" and "Santo Nino..."

A truly inspirational image.
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Chris Joubert Regular Member • Posts: 476
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

I like the boquet too - maybe we have a new definition of boquet...
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Slough Senior Member • Posts: 1,809
Re: 70-300 VR for Cold Weather Friends

Chris Joubert wrote:

I like the boquet too - maybe we have a new definition of boquet...
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Chris J

Good bokeh. There are some nice soft highlights in picture 2.

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