200 F2 VR A few candids !

Started Jul 30, 2007 | Discussions
Paul.R.Lindqvist
Paul.R.Lindqvist Veteran Member • Posts: 4,548
Thanx

I really would like to have this lens,but i cant make up my mind.

The reason for my hesitation is that i dont think i will use it that much.

Im just in the process of selling all my zooms.

Wich makes it possible to afford this piece of glas, but then i think about how seldom i use my 70-200/2,8 (but when i use it its 99% is @ 200mm)

And then again, when i will use it i know im just gonna love it.

Argh!!

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Regards
Paul L.

RandyDPReview Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

u r the best

p.s., it's me, i'm baaack

OP (unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

Uh hum!!! Welcome new member ! Thanks Randy, great to have you back my good friend.

Sincerely,
Pierre
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David Chin Forum Pro • Posts: 11,670
Just EXCELLENT! ...
Geimov Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

Fabulous shots Pierre! The light on the 1st shot is amazin'

Here are some more candid shots from my 200 F2 VR.
t'was a fine day for sniping the ladies at Wakestock

@ f/2

@ f/2.8

@ f/2.8

@ f/2

And I can't forget the hairy old man at the Zoo

@f/2

Zachawry Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

I have been doing a lot of candid street photography here in Kyoto, inspired partially by Pierre. I use mainly the 70-200 and a 135/2, which I got because I can't afford the 200/2.

Here are some photos:
http://zachawry.zenfolio.com/p411200982/

Of course, I still have a long way to go before I'm as good as Pierre, but I find this incredibly fun. The most fun people to shoot are beautiful women and old people of either gender.

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anotherMike Forum Pro • Posts: 10,190
Re: Thanx

Paul...

as an owner of both 200/2 and 70-200/2.8, let me tell you that the difference is pretty stout. The 70-200 is an excellent lens that will hold up to most any prime thrown at it. Except the 200/2. The 200/2 wide open is at least equally as sharp as the 70-200/2.8 stopped down to F/8. Stop the 200/2 down a bit, and it's on another planet and easily beyond the D2X sensor in terms of resolution I would think.

The real reason to own the lens isn't all that resolution though - it's just the way the lens removes barriers between you and the image - it's artistic rendering is unmatched, by anything else out there - and once you own it, you'll find ways to use it. It just connects you more, as goofy as that sounds.

By the way, let's seem some shots when you get the 100/2 Makro Planar in, ok?

(not that I can afford that lens given I have purchased a 200/2 this year, but I'm still curious)

-m

OP (unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

Great pics Charlie! I especially like the 3rd and final one! Wavestock was a blast !The Caribana parade this Sat. should be quite an event also !

Take care friend,

Pierre
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OP (unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: 200 F2 VR A few candids !

Well done Zachawry ! Thank you for the compliment. Those are two great lenses you have there. Would you like to switch cities for a week, Toronto for Kyoto ?

Regards,
Pierre
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OP (unknown member) Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: Just EXCELLENT! ...

Thanks David ! I guess the term "resolving power" for higher end lenses doesn't just only apply to expensive dslrs but also to new generation inexpensive ones like the D40. Sorry that I still haven't sent you the photo that you had requested.

Kindest,
Pierre
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Paul.R.Lindqvist
Paul.R.Lindqvist Veteran Member • Posts: 4,548
Mike

anotherMike wrote:

Paul...

as an owner of both 200/2 and 70-200/2.8, let me tell you that the
difference is pretty stout. The 70-200 is an excellent lens that will
hold up to most any prime thrown at it. Except the 200/2. The 200/2
wide open is at least equally as sharp as the 70-200/2.8 stopped down
to F/8. Stop the 200/2 down a bit, and it's on another planet and
easily beyond the D2X sensor in terms of resolution I would think.

The real reason to own the lens isn't all that resolution though -
it's just the way the lens removes barriers between you and the image

  • it's artistic rendering is unmatched, by anything else out there -

and once you own it, you'll find ways to use it. It just connects you
more, as goofy as that sounds.

By the way, let's seem some shots when you get the 100/2 Makro Planar
in, ok?

(not that I can afford that lens given I have purchased a 200/2 this
year, but I'm still curious)

-m

Thanx for the input!

As of now iv decided to hold off. Im gonna see if i really need more then 100mm/2 Zeiss for my tele end. As i said i rarely shoot with my 70-200/2,8 since i only use it for 200mm.

But if the tax return this xmas is as good as i think it will be, then i might consider it again. But now i have a hard time justify such an expensive glas.

Will post my impression of the 100mm/2 and the rest of line, im getting all the zeiss by next week. (except for the 50mm/1,4, since i already have the 50mm/2)

Thanx again for your input.
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Regards
Paul L.

Strawberry Pie Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: voyeurism

Very nice and level-headed posting. I agree with you completely.

I never understood why, in this forum, "candids" seems to mean "telephoto pictures of women unaware they're being photographed". Maybe dpreview needs a new forum titled "voyeur pictures" where the undersexed males in the audience can enjoy this genre.

(And just to make it clear that I'm not saying this for the wrong reasons: I'm male, in his 40s, married, and agnostic, not some bible-thumping right-winger.)

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larsbc Forum Pro • Posts: 17,382
Re: voyeurism

pierre1 wrote:

Thanks for a very thorough explanation of what "street photography"
is. I do not disagree. I did not say however that these photos were
that type. My title says " A Few Candids" How these will be perceived
will be relative to people's sensitivities.

Yes, you're right. I mistakenly assumed you were posting street photos when you said "candid."

larsbc

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