cistercian

Joined on May 13, 2018

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  • It depends and is ultimately subjective. I shot a lacrosse game with a 70-300 kit zoom. I like taking pictures of the break and the referee is in those pictures prominently. The vertical white and ...
  • I was fine until I got a 28 inch 4K monitor. I thought the phone and tablet pics were ok. Until I saw them on the big screen...bleecch! That and the girls started playing lacrosse. So I bought a ...
  • Replied in 300mm 2.8
    Handheld. 300 F2.8....low light, no flash. High ISO on the D500. A candid shot, JPEG out of camera.
  • Replied in 300mm 2.8
    My bucket list glass was the 200 F2 and the 300 F2. But I had no idea how exotic and gigantic the 300 F2 was. I am content with  a 300 F2.8 AFS (fast) D series which is the heaviest ever made with ...
  • Replied in 300mm 2.8
    Winning dude. Enjoy the epicness! I am happy for you! There is nothing like a lens that makes you happy every time you use it. Enjoy!!!
  • But I think it is a wonderful lens! An epic bargain to be sure with superb VR.
  • I just bought a 7200 for my stepson as a wedding present. It was 100 dollars off. 997 from B&H If I remember correctly. It is a hell of a nice DX camera.
  • I agree with those that say this lens is a bargain and a jewel. The VR is fantastic, and the lens outperforms it's price point to an almost ridiculous level. It is 5.6. So blazing fast...NO. The AF ...
  • Truly great captures evoke such emotion in the viewer they don't see IQ. The same image with incredible IQ really appeals to those with a critical eye. I have worked on color laser printers used ...
  • The sun came out and it stopped raining long enough to retry the AFS 300 2.8D with it's 52mm filter properly cleaned. It is a lovely lens. I shot a few candid portraits with it and am very happy ...
  • I shoot the VR2 mostly at the long end...often @200mm. At F4 there, it is very good! Thanks and have a great day!  I think the money buying another exotic was better spent...and hilariously, the ...
  • You are a horrible man!!!:-) Seriously, I cannot focus manually without using liveview, which I find tedious. My eyes are older and no matter how I set the bodies diopter the focus using the ...
  • I like these as well.
  • I got the old 300 F2.8 AFS today. It is pristine and works perfectly. It is a very nice lens. The 200F2 is better. No question at all. The 300 will be epic for birds and astro, and it has excellent ...
  • There is a sense of clarity in an excellently made lens that goes beyond mere resolution...one "falls" into the view and feels that, not only are they closer, but the image is super-real. Leica ...
  • I should add the Leicas ruined me. And I agree the big 3 are all epic. Blubbly performs in that arena too. None of the other glass I have does.
  • I think the new swaros are very nice. I no longer can try Leica or Zeiss in person here, which is sad. I am very happy to have and use them. I also have a Leica APO Televid 77 which is a fluorite ...
  • Thank you very much. I really appreciate this post. Although I love photography and good optics I am no expert. I am fairly expert in radio receiver design and architecture and in that area I am ...
  • To another Mike... I am very happy to have an exotic and I am still in awe at how epic it performs. And yes, it is so much better than the other glass I have it is ridiculous. Tomorrow I get a 300 ...
  • I like Nasim and trust his reviews. I wish I could remember the other tester that had the same issue and only posted the numbers for the better copy he had! A third reviewer is the owner of a ...
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