70-200mm f4 arrivals?
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jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
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Danner wrote:
jmcfadden wrote:
i called b&h today and they had no info on ship date

J


Nikon's release date is tomorrow, Nov. 29. B&H probably has them already.



What is your source for this ? I hope you are right

J



Danner
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
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jmcfadden wrote:
Danner wrote:
jmcfadden wrote:
i called b&h today and they had no info on ship date

J


Nikon's release date is tomorrow, Nov. 29. B&H probably has them already.



What is your source for this ? I hope you are right

J


Amazon.com lists the release date.



jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 30241
Country: United States

Danner wrote:
jmcfadden wrote:
Danner wrote:
jmcfadden wrote:
i called b&h today and they had no info on ship date

J


Nikon's release date is tomorrow, Nov. 29. B&H probably has them already.



What is your source for this ? I hope you are right

J


Amazon.com lists the release date.



Welp we will know something tomorrow then


J



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
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John,
fyi. I got mine today.
The lens mount will arrive tomorrow.

rgds,
Andy








MikeW
Registered: Dec 06, 2009
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you mean collar?

Look forward to your extended review on it



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
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MikeW wrote:
you mean collar?
Look forward to your extended review on it

Sorry, yes. I referred to the collar (forgot the term).
regards,
Andy



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
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Can't wait to see some samples, Andy.



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
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DontShoot wrote:
Can't wait to see some samples, Andy.


Gimme some time .... :-)

In case you haven't seen it: About a month ago I had a loaner for a few hours
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1160567/0

rgds,
Andy



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
Total Posts: 851
Country: Austria

ok, here are some samples.

The good impression I had 4 weeks ago continued today. The lens is basically free of CA, resolution at f4 can't be challenged by the D4 I had today with me. The VR is working very well. All pictures of this evening's walk were shot between 1/10 and 1/30 sec. My estimate is that about 90% of the 100 or so shots are free from (my) motion blur.

A few shots to share the fun. Nothing fancy.

ISO 800, f4, 1/10 sec, handheld, 1920x1280, full D4 resolution







CA around lights is well controlled, in or out of the focus plane, or at the edges
ISO 800, f4, 1/20 sec, handheld, 1920x1280, full D4 resolution






rgds,
Andy









AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
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Here I had 185mm, f4, 1/30 sec handheld and ISO 800. Usually this would create some optical "challenges".







100% crop:







The absence of CA and other abberations contribute to pleasant images

ISO 1600, f4, 1/25sec, 145mm, handheld, 1920x1080






Same settings, 70mm. No CA at the wide end of this zoom lens.
1920x1080






regards,
Andy


jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
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AWESOME Andy!


J



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
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Thanks Andy! Looks very sharp!



talexander
Registered: Nov 14, 2004
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Would love to see some MFD stuff especially interested in how it performs @ 200 in MFD (flowers, small objects)

Tim



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
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Country: Austria

talexander wrote:
Would love to see some MFD stuff especially interested in how it performs @ 200 in MFD (flowers, small objects)


Here we go.
D800E, f5.6, 200mm, 1/60 sec, handheld, 2560x1440






rgds,
Andy


gmathio
Registered: Oct 14, 2012
Total Posts: 6
Country: Greece

AndreasE wrote:
Here I had 185mm, f4, 1/30 sec handheld and ISO 800. Usually this would create some optical "challenges".







100% crop:







The absence of CA and other abberations contribute to pleasant images

ISO 1600, f4, 1/25sec, 145mm, handheld, 1920x1080






Same settings, 70mm. No CA at the wide end of this zoom lens.
1920x1080






regards,
Andy



I'm looking forward for this lens, but I'd certainly prefer being there for a slice of Sacher Torte !
It's been a while since my last visit....
Great photos btw!


talexander
Registered: Nov 14, 2004
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It's not fair that amazon didn't ship mine yet!

Tim



Ben Horne
Registered: Jan 10, 2002
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Sweet! Thanks for the update Andreas. I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of this lens.



Alistair1
Registered: Jun 02, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

AndreasE wrote:
talexander wrote:
Would love to see some MFD stuff especially interested in how it performs @ 200 in MFD (flowers, small objects)


Here we go.
D800E, f5.6, 200mm, 1/60 sec, handheld, 2560x1440






rgds,
Andy


This one looks pretty soft.


runamuck
Registered: Oct 29, 2006
Total Posts: 7019
Country: United States

Alistair1 wrote:
AndreasE wrote:
talexander wrote:
Would love to see some MFD stuff especially interested in how it performs @ 200 in MFD (flowers, small objects)


Here we go.
D800E, f5.6, 200mm, 1/60 sec, handheld, 2560x1440






rgds,
Andy


This one looks pretty soft.
I think that at 200MM, f5.6 and a focus distance like this, DOF is really thin.


DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2301
Country: United States

Not soft at all. Look at the edges of the petals in the center - That's sharp!



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