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#1 james23p

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:08 PM

I took this with the help of the deer staying still. But this was at 300mm hand held at 1/20 shutter speed not bad never could have gotten this without VR. Again I give an assist to the deer for staying put. :lol: Yes the 70-300VR is a gem of a lens especially for the price. Jim

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:27 PM

Jim, Thanks, I am not sure why folks are so amused by my avatar but if everyone likes it then it makes my day! What kind of deer is this? It looks different than the deer we have here in Fla. the ears look different shape and the head also. Nice cpature, we will be glad to share any of our wildlife with you anytime you can make it down this way. Nice capture, and it all looks sharp1 Again thanks for thinking of me! Jean
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:53 PM

Thanks Jean! As far as the Deer this is on Seabrook Island SC. These smallish deer are all over the SC barrier islands but I really do not know much about them other than they are all over the place. Jim

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Nikon P900 Nikon P330

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:31 PM

[b]I bought my 70-300 last year before the big "trip to Alaska". I couldn't believe the images I got. Whales that were just too far away to shoot without stabilization. I don't use this lens that often but when I need that extra magnification you can't beat it.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:25 PM

Current 70-300 is superb, much better than 18-200.

Edited by Andrew, 02 November 2008 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:33 AM

Current 70-300 is superb, much better than 18-200.

I understand your point, but "better" is a relative term. I shoot a lot of events, and I use an 18-70 & a 70-200VR. This is a rather unwieldy combination since I must change lenses too often or carry two cameras. The 18-200 would be a lifesaver and I will get one when I can. The 70-300 may be sharper but it's not much help in my situation. These shots are seldom viewed at more than 800 x 530, so the sharpness isn't really an issue.

All depends on what you're shooting and what the final product is going to be.

All that said, this is a fabulous shot Jimmy me boy, and you're really exploiting that lens to it's full potential.

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Edited by justshootit, 03 November 2008 - 12:41 AM.

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