I got to Arthur Storey Park about 7:30am. Keep in mind the lighting was terrible. Even 1-2 hours after sunrise the overcast was so heavy it looked almost like twilight. So I don't think the lens had a fair chance to reach it's potential in today's lighting. Even with VC(VR)my shaky hands needed to hike up the ISO and shoot several shots and pick the sharpest one at longer focal lengths. I slightly over exposed most images because they looked dull and lifeless. So far I'm really impressed with the lens. AF was accurate even at 300mm. Looks like AF fine tune will not be necessary. And AF was fairly quick in the low light. There is some color fringing, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be based on the reviews and sample images I looked at. Much better than some of the old lenses that purple fringe like crazy. Another plus is no vignetting with my "fat" polarizer at 16mm. I don't need to buy a slim polarizer. The rounded aperture blades allow out of focus highlights to stay round stopped down 2 stops. I deleted my test images of the put of focus highlights(forgot that I would want to post them here lol). I'll post more later. The distortion correction on my D7100 is grayed out with this lens on. And that makes sense since the D7100 was released before this lens. But it also doesn't work with the Tokina 12-24 so Nikon bodies may not activate distortion correction with 3rd party lenses. If anyone knows please post here. Sharpness at longer focal lengths such as 200-300 decreases, especially in the corners but it's not too bad. Most of the time at 300mm it's a wildlife shot that needs to be cropped anyway. Here are a few from the park. For the water shot, I didn't have the 10 stop ND so I used the multiple exposure feature on the D7100 and stopped down for the slowest shutter speed available, and the camera takes up to 3 images and stacks them. The widllife shots are cropped a little.
Edited by LightMeter, 01 January 2017 - 10:31 PM.