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Old Jul 2, 2004, 9:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this lens on their D70? I've read some good things and the price is right. I really want the 70-200 VR but don't have the dough. Any feedback is appreciated.
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I have this lens for the D70and like it. Be warned it is very heavy! Do a search on pbase of this lens to see if it will be what your're looking for.
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comment. You say it's very heavy. In your opinion, is it manageable for handheld shots? Does it make the D70 awkward? Do you have any shots I can view? Any more detail is appreciated. I can't seem to find one locally to try out.
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Thanks for the comment. You say it's very heavy. In your opinion, is it manageable for handheld shots? Does it make the D70 awkward? Do you have any shots I can view? Any more detail is appreciated. I can't seem to find one locally to try out.

In your opinion, is it manageable for handheld shots?

Yes, in favorable lighting condition, with the allowable shutter speed as 1/250 and faster...The lens has the tripod ring, it's highly recommend you shoot with tripod in unfavorable lighting condittion or at least with the monopod.

Does it make the D70 awkward?

The lens is more than 2 times heavier than the D70 body, so it's not a good practice to carry it around without support (such as tripod or monopod) you've got the picture...

Do you have any shots I can view?

Email me...

Excellent performer, great lens, I don't think the HSM works with Nikon cameras, only Canon and Sigma.



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Old Jul 6, 2004, 1:42 PM   #5
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I think HSM does work with Nikon. I happened to come across this and some of the comments lead me to believe HSM works on Nikon.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&thecat=29

However now I question it. Why do you say it may not work?
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 1:45 PM   #6
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All 70-200mm constant f/2.8 are heavy, including Sigma, and its HSM is ultra quiet and fast with full-time manual overide.

I've just got this shot from that lens:




IMO what Tuanokc was saying is that some older Nikon's do not support Ultrasonic, but the newer cameras do...
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 2:04 PM   #7
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Awesome shot - well done. Thanks for the feedback. I plan to order one this week - just shopping price.

By the way, what camera was this shot with? Do you have EXIF?
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tksuther wrote:
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... By the way, what camera was this shot with? Do you have EXIF?
Sure:
http://www.pbase.com/image/31005705&exif=Y

... here's one with that lens wide open:
http://www.pbase.com/image/18976603
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 6:09 PM   #9
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is managable handheld. Like tuanokc says: higher shutter when handhold unless you're super steady!

I use this lens for racing shots and hummingbirds. Although not the greatest shot, this one is handheld:

http://www.pbase.com/image/30982844.jpg






Ok. Having problem getting pic to show up!
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I'm also curious about the Sigma 70-200 as a future step up. I believe it's about $650 from deltainternational.com, or $800 at B&H. The Nikon 80-200 2.8 (no AF-S or VR) is now about $800 at B&H as well thanks to a $100 rebate. I haven't seen many direct comparisons between those two lenses, but I'm guessing the Sigma may be preferable with its HSM?
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