This is the second or third Nikkor I ever bought, and it is probably one of the least discussed. It's also a REALLY good lens and can be had for between $150 and $250 used. I was out shooting with it earlier this year, and got the following images along with the associated crops. Sharpness and color are great. Bokeh is not as good as 70-200/2.8, but not bad, not $1700, and not as heavy. And, unlike the older 80-200/2.8 lenses, it has an integral tripod mount.
Tile Roof, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA -- 300mm at f/5.6 (wide open), 1/800th sec, ISO 200, D70
Detail of Above
Park Bench, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA -- 150mm at f/5.6, 1/1600th sec, ISO 400, D70
Detail of above
The lens itself -- funny little story here
about this shot.
Edited by justshootit, 29 December 2007 - 06:07 AM.
Digital: D610 backed up my a D1x. Quoted from an unknown source by a fellow planeteer, "Never get rid of a working D1x." I've got to agree.
Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.
Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...