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Michaelaw
02-12-2010, 09:09 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/laughing duck.jpg

Iguanasan
02-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Hehehehe....very funny. You certainly made me laugh. Thanks for sharing! :laughing::laughing:

casil403
02-13-2010, 08:30 AM
She does look like she's laughing...great timing.

Bambi
02-13-2010, 08:47 AM
ducks are great! nice shot Michael.

Marko
02-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Very sharp Maw:highfive:

Can I ask the model/specs of zoom lens you used?

Thx!

marko

Michaelaw
02-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Thanks all

Marko...Nikon AF-S 70-300mm VR Zoom-Nikkor F/4.5-5.6G ED-IF

Marko
02-13-2010, 04:42 PM
That's what i thought Maw thanks!

I see excellent sharpness in the majority of your shots. Do you find this lens naturally sharp or are you also playing with unsharp mask?

I think this would make an awesome travel lens (way less heavy than the F2.8 variety)

Any complaints about that lens? How is it on autofocus? Thx! M

Michaelaw
02-13-2010, 05:00 PM
I don't find it as sharp as my Zuiko 70-300 and I get way more soft shots with it than I ever did with the Zuiko coupled with the E-510. I'm concluding at this point that I'm just not fully up to speed with the Nikon system. It can definitely produce crisp images and would make a good travel lens based on its weight. If it goes into hunt mode it's agonizingly slow but then so was the Zuiko:)

Marko
02-13-2010, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the honest review. I've read quite a bit about this lens but wanted a hands on from someone 'real'.

Thx!
Marko

Michaelaw
02-13-2010, 06:03 PM
You're welcome. Here's a 70 -300 shot of Maxi. ISO200, f8, 1/60th, 240mm, SB900 bounce off ceiling, hand held. No adjustments except slight levels adjust...No sharpening..D700. distance to subject 4.5 feet.

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/maxtest.jpg

Marko
02-14-2010, 05:37 PM
I appreciate the shot - thanks!
Just as an FYI, the 'handheld' part is a term usually reserved for shots without flash.

Bambi
02-14-2010, 06:36 PM
I appreciate the shot - thanks!
Just as an FYI, the 'handheld' part is a term usually reserved for shots without flash.

not to hijack the thread but I read this and wondered the reasoning. I always thought that 'handheld' meant no tripod? :confused: