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Old Aug 9, 2011, 3:17 PM   #11
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I think it's safe to say that anyone with a Nikon who's breathing and has a heart-beat
would love to have that lens...!
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 10:18 PM   #12
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I use this lens exlusively for my aviation photography and it excels each time. Quick focusing, accurate color renditionand tack sharp. Here is an example: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...5586e510a33cd4

I typically use it coupled with a 1.7 Nikkor teleconvertor on my D300s.

I think you will continue to be impressed by the performance of this gem!

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Nice shots Zig - when it's in my budget I'll have one, but for now I get by with a non-VR 70-200 2.8 Sigma on my D90.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 8:27 AM   #14
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I use this lens exlusively for my aviation photography and it excels each time. Quick focusing, accurate color renditionand tack sharp. Here is an example: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Delta...5586e510a33cd4

I typically use it coupled with a 1.7 Nikkor teleconvertor on my D300s.

I think you will continue to be impressed by the performance of this gem!

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Hi,
I had a chance to take a look at your gallery. Very impressive.

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Old Aug 11, 2011, 8:30 AM   #15
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Nice shots Zig - when it's in my budget I'll have one, but for now I get by with a non-VR 70-200 2.8 Sigma on my D90.
Hi,

A friend also uses the Sigma70-200mm 2.8 on his D90 and I must say it is a cracker of a lens. A great lens from a price to performance perspective.

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Old Aug 12, 2011, 12:47 PM   #16
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Thanks Zig--98% of my images on www.airliners.net are from the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8; a couple from the Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 and a couple with the Tamron 18-270mm Di VC lens. The ratio of keepers to takers on the 70-200 makes it a gem!

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I'm looking to get a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR to go with my other lenses listed in my sig. Of course I have to sell my Zeiss Special Binoculars 8x30 B/GA I.F. Safari first...
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Thanks Zig--98% of my images on www.airliners.net are from the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8; a couple from the Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 and a couple with the Tamron 18-270mm Di VC lens. The ratio of keepers to takers on the 70-200 makes it a gem!

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Hi What's your impression of the 24-70mm f2.8? I'm looking to add a couple of lenses to the 70-200mm 2.8. the first of which is going to be a midrange zoom, then a wide angle.

Since, the D90 is most likely a stepping stone as my intent is to get an FX body, any lens that I do buy will have to be compatible with the DX and Fx bodies.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old Aug 13, 2011, 10:15 AM   #19
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Hi What's your impression of the 24-70mm f2.8? I'm looking to add a couple of lenses to the 70-200mm 2.8. the first of which is going to be a midrange zoom, then a wide angle.

Since, the D90 is most likely a stepping stone as my intent is to get an FX body, any lens that I do buy will have to be compatible with the DX and Fx bodies.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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ZIg, in my opinion, the 24-70 f2.8 is another gem of a lens with the same image quality as the 70-200 f2.8. I use it for aircraft that are on static display, or for portraits and other family shots. On a DX body, I do not get the true wide angle, but like you, I purchased it with the intent to upgrade to an FX body in the future.

Draw backs are that it is a heavy bugger. Also, unlike the 70-200 f2.8 where the zoom is internal (i.e. lens barrel does not lengthen/shorten with zoom), this lens has a more traditional zoom where the barrel extends out with zooming. The risk of dust gettng in is therefore somewhat higher. But, that's what sensor cleaning kits are for. Here is a sample image. Note the rivets along the winsdhield molding.

Jehan

p.s. I purchased mine as a Nikon refurbished unit from KEH. To me the actual condition of the lens was brand new. I dod not get Nikon's 5 year warranty, but since it does not have VR, I presumed the risk was low

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ZIg, in my opinion, the 24-70 f2.8 is another gem of a lens with the same image quality as the 70-200 f2.8. I use it for aircraft that are on static display, or for portraits and other family shots. On a DX body, I do not get the true wide angle, but like you, I purchased it with the intent to upgrade to an FX body in the future.

Draw backs are that it is a heavy bugger. Also, unlike the 70-200 f2.8 where the zoom is internal (i.e. lens barrel does not lengthen/shorten with zoom), this lens has a more traditional zoom where the barrel extends out with zooming. The risk of dust gettng in is therefore somewhat higher. But, that's what sensor cleaning kits are for. Here is a sample image. Note the rivets along the winsdhield molding.

Jehan

p.s. I purchased mine as a Nikon refurbished unit from KEH. To me the actual condition of the lens was brand new. I dod not get Nikon's 5 year warranty, but since it does not have VR, I presumed the risk was low

Thanks, Jehan,

I too, have had a lot of good experiences buying various lenses over the years from KEH. Actually, the D90 was a refurbished unit I bought from KEH.com. And, although it is refurbished, it appears brand new.

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