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Ahhhh.... New Lens Smell  
User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Awhile ago I had a thread asking for advice on a new lens, 300 f/2.8 or the 200-400 f/4.

Well, today arrived the new addition the 200-400 f/4.

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Here it is next to my 80-200 f/2.8D mounted on a D200:
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I can already tell it's monopod time.

Pete

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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Oh my  eyepopping  that is one heck of a lens.

VTBDflyer



Fly Thai
User currently offlineDale From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 37 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Heck your gonna get 2nd looks when your pointing that at aircraft  Wow!  Big grin

User currently offline10boomer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Lucky Devil! My wife gave me the OK to buy mine, It's going to take a couple of months to get the funds together. I can't wait!

You'll have to show us the photos

Rob.



Fly Gucci
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I've been around those before, smell very similar to this.  silly 


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

good god chad...why would you post that?




























That's almost as bad as posting a picture of a piece of Nikon equipment Big grin


User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Thanks for the input Chad and Eric. Now back to the cage where you can resume flinging your poo at each other.

Pete


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Pete, all in good fun. Congrats on the new glass.  Smile

User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

I know - that's why the flinging poo comment. When my kids say "if you have poo, fling it now" it cracks me up. We could start another thread over Chevy versus Ford versus Dodge?

Quoting Dale (Reply 2):
Heck your gonna get 2nd looks when your pointing that at aircraft

I'll post some photos from it if I don't arrested from using it.

Pete


User currently onlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Congrats Pete on your new excercise equipment. You will be fit after carrying that around for the day. Just kidding and jealous, have fun I look forward to seeing the results in the near future.

 old 



Good things take Time.
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Wow, that's one hell of of a lense. Looks great.  Smile Ummm...how much does that lense cost? Because I'm looking to buy a D200 or D80 around next March. I'm just gonna guess between $1500-$2000  Silly


Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineRuudOnline From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting Psyops (Thread starter):
I can already tell it's monopod time.

Well its VR. so in normal conditions you dont need a monopod.

Nice lens btw

Ruud


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 10):
I'm just gonna guess between $1500-$2000

Nice guess Johanthan (You're sure it's not Johnathan? Look up your Member profile  Smile )

5,099.95 USD on B&H, and it's not even white  Embarrassment  Wink



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 10):
Ummm...how much does that lense cost? Because I'm looking to buy a D200 or D80 around next March. I'm just gonna guess between $1500-$2000

YYZflyer,

I just purchased a D200 yesterday, and got the kit with the 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX lense. At the same time, I also purchased the Nikkor 80-400mm 1:4.5-5.6D ED VR lense. The camera and lenses alone cost me $3559.99 ($1999.99 for the D200 body and 18-70, and $1559.99 for the 80-400 VR). Add to that a Pelican case, Lowpro Softcase, a new CF card, and tax, and the grand total came out to $4167. I will admit, it was quite a lot to spend at once, but it was worth it... Now, If I could only afford the 200-400 f/4, then I would be in heaven.

(Oh, by the way, I am a former Canon user. I used to shoot with a 30D, and before that, a 350D. I saw the light, and switched to Nikon)

Kris
KBFIspotter



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 13):
I saw the light, and switched to Nikon

You should have that checked, I can actually recommend a good shrink  Wink

Quoting Psyops (Thread starter):
I can already tell it's monopod time.

What is the weight of that beast?

j



"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Wow, nice lense  . Ive been thinking about getting one, at some point i probably will. Now you need a second body if you have one, so you can have the d200 80-200 on and maybe a D2x  with the 200-400mm  . If that hasn't burnt enough of a hole in your wallet. Be really good when you post some photos from it, haven't really seen what that beast can do

Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 13):
I am a former Canon user. I used to shoot with a 30D, and before that, a 350D. I saw the light, and switched to Nikon)

Good man, what made you see the light Big grin?

[Edited 2006-08-25 14:21:45]

User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 15):
Be really good when you post some photos from it, haven't really seen what that beast can do

Ha, some plugs:

With D200 and Nikkor 200-400 VR:


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Photo © Roel Kroes



With D100 and Nikkor 200-400 VR:


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Photo © Roel Kroes
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Photo © Roel Kroes



Then lens is not difficult to use and is very well balanced. It is not -that- heavy. Sometimes the lens is a bit difficult to use in a crowd because of its length.

The bag fits the lens plus an attached body with a battery pack. The lens is weatherproof. I used it in heavy rain with the D200 without any problems (also thanks to its enormous lens hood). Sometimes the 200mm low end of the zoom is a bit too long. And if you are tired, just place it on its lens hood.

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

I guess discussing the "smell" of a new lens isn't worthy in the photog forum, according to the mods  Silly


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

Quoting Psyops (Thread starter):

Too bad its a Nikon  duck   Wink



But seriously thou, nice purchase thou.. Wish I had the coin for somethin like that.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 17):
I guess discussing the "smell" of a new lens isn't worthy in the photog forum, according to the mods

 checkmark   rotfl   silly 


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 12):
(You're sure it's not Johnathan? Look up your Member profile

Haha, your right, I spelled my name wrong. After I read what you posted, I paused, then went to check my resume.  faint 



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Psyops, congratulation on your choice. This lens looks like a baseball bat. (or like a bazooka for the use on airports )

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 18):
Too bad its a Nikon

It`s so refreshing to see a beginning C vs N conflict, here on a.net, instead of these booring A vs B wars.

Good that it is a Nikon, because their cameras are better than Canons.

Axel
(and I love to use my fantastic D2x)

[Edited 2006-08-25 21:30:30]


Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Well guys, we can go and do Canon vs. Nikon thread here! It is the Non-Aviation forum.  Silly

 stirthepot 


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2388 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 13):
I saw the light, and switched to Nikon)

 checkmark 

I have a Nikon D70s that I bought a little over a year ago. I love it! I have a problem with dustspots on the pictures though  Sad I even got the camera cleaned professionally because I wasn't able to remove the dust away myself and the professional cleaning cost me $200 and I'm still able to see dust spots on the pictures  Sad

I really wish that I would be able to afford the D200 plus that lens from the thread starter  Silly
I love it! "Mine's bigger than yours" Big grin


User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Quoting Javibi (Reply 14):
What is the weight of that beast?

The lens is about 7 pounds. I have shot a couple of days with it, and found it does take some adjusting to get used to. Partially just the intimidation factor - it's expensive, don't want to drop it, but also learning the right body position, etc. It is hand-holdable, but if you are planning on shooting for some time, then a monopod is a necessity to take the stress off.

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 15):
Now you need a second body

I do have two D200's (that was the camera taking the picture of the new lens). A D2x: perhaps, - maybe I'll wait for the D3x?

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 17):
I guess discussing the "smell" of a new lens isn't worthy in the photog forum, according to the mods

Apparently not. That I don't get, but now know there are serious consequences. Hey my dad always said I wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

This one is in the queue, hand held:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/CGILZAugust262006edited1.jpg

This one also in the queue, monopod:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/CFKAMAugust252006edited1.jpg

Thanks again.

Pete


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