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Old Jul 25, 2008, 9:02 PM   #1
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Finally, after literally saving for years, I pulled the trigger and purchased Nikon's 200-400mm VR lens. It has been so smoky here due to the wildfires that I haven't been able to really test it out. This last week my wife and I spent time in Pacific Grove which is by Monterey Bay. Here are a few shots with the new setup. Just for fun see if you can tell which shots were on a tripod and which were hand held.
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First a pesky (Aren't they all) Blue Jay.


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Old Jul 25, 2008, 9:04 PM   #2
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#2 A Brown Pelican that must be molting out it's primaries.


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Old Jul 25, 2008, 9:06 PM   #3
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#3 Another Brown Pelican cruising overhead at the beach with harsh backlight.


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Old Jul 25, 2008, 11:30 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the new lens Steve! Great choice. I can't tell which are handheld, although I imagine the bif's might be. Have fun with the new toy!...cheers...Don
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Thanks Don. It's going to take a little time to really understand how to get the most from this baby but it's sure is promising.

All the best to you,
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Congrats on the new lens, Steve. Happy shooting!
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Congrats Steve! The first two look the sharpest on my monitor, so I would pick them for tripod.

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Old Jul 26, 2008, 1:29 PM   #8
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Thanks Bob.

Will, I cheated, they were all hand held. I was very impressed at how good a shot you could get with this 7lb. VR lens by hand holding.

The two shots below were taking on a Gitzo CF tripod with a Wimberly head.

Thanks again everyone for taking the time to leave your comments.

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Congtrats on the new lens Steve... I've had my eye on that one for awhile, but decided to pull the trigger on a D300. Looking forward to seeing more of your long-lensed pics. Regards, Dan
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