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Nikon D800E

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Review Date: Jul 23, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: An ocean of pixels, very sharp, fast focusing, quiet mirror, very good for panoramic 360°
Cons:
no one yet

This body is reserved for my Virtual Panoramic Tour (as professional), Amazing ! The response of this body is fast. I appreciate the quiet mirror. very good color range. Obviously, you need to shoot with a Nikkor 24~70 f2.8 nano and the Nikkor 70~200 f2.8 Nano. Uncompressed and 14 bits : 74 megapixels for a NEF. By the way, not really designed for fast shooting.

A first example in pano 360° : http://www.panohotline.com/samples/pano_mini_europ/

A second one : http://www.panohotline.com/web/pano_360_nikon_d800e/

A little bit expensive but, as usual, you pay for the quality ...


 
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO

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Review Date: Feb 10, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: very sharp at f 2.8, good built, cheap, Limit button, relative fast auto-focus
Cons:
Focus hunted in low light condition, No "manual" button

I owned a previous Sigma 105 macro; now this one. Good for portraits and macros; Interesting for a kind of "close up" : not really in macro. (70 mm is a limit; 105 mm is better)

Here an example :

http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_01_2012/centrale_feline_2012/centrale_feline_2012_23.jpg


 
Nikon 16mm f/2.8D AF Fisheye-Nikkor

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Review Date: Sep 7, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Absolutely VERY sharp !! Great to use with D700 fx for panoramics 360°, excellent build, good for Real-Estate, weddings
Cons:
none

It is a * MUST * have. this lens is definitively * SO * sharp ...
I recommend it for panoramic 360°.
It is a pleasure.

Some buildings : http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_11/buildings_brussels/

Panoramic 360° : http://panohotline.com/samples/sample_schaerbeek/


 
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

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Review Date: Apr 30, 2011 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Sharp !, great pro build, fast AF, splendid bokeh [ * NEW* VR2]
Cons:
weight, a little bit vignetting even with a FX, expensive

Definitively, it is THE BEST ONE in 70~200mm. I like to take portrait pictures and it is a dream to use it ....
Maybe expensive but you REALLY have for your money ....

exemple: http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_11/annevoie_2011/


 
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: May 31, 2010 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Still the best zoom lens at Nikon: very, very sharp, super fast focus.
Cons:
still heavy with tc 20 EC III
 
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Mar 7, 2010 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Still a very good result with a TC-20 III onto a Nikkor 70-200 mm VR2 !! SHARP !
Cons:
the couple with a D700 is ... heavy

with D700, we have 140 ~ 400 mm and the result is very good !!
>>> HIGHLY RECOMMENDED <<<
You pay for what you WANT to get.

Some commercial aircraft at Brussels national airport ~ Belgium

http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_8/Nikkor_70_200_VRII_TC02_3/


 
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Jan 27, 2010 Recommend? | Price paid: Not Indicated

 
Pros: Sharp enough the tc-20E III , good build
Cons:
expensive

Test nikkor 70-200 VR2 N with the new TC-20E III
with a Nikon D300. the crop with 1.5, we have 210-600 mm
F-5.6 to ISO 200 This is not the sharpness but I think the quality still adequate. Euro 499.00 to 701.00 USD
The teleconverter stops me to get another goal. I think the result is acceptable. Your comments are appreciated. ;-)))

Some pictures: http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_8/test_nikkor_70_200_vr2_tc_20e_iii/


 
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

2139NAS_180
Review Date: Dec 13, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: the *** NEW *** 70-200 f 2,8 VR2 : sharp, sharp, fastest AF, build like a tank, very good bokeh
Cons:
like this kind of pro lens: expensive but the price paid is for quality; heavy with a D700

A long wait for this lens but it is the best in town ... Using the D300, it is a benefit of a x1,5 (frame crop); I'm waiting the new TC x2,0 III (but expensive € 590,00 !). BUT the AF is not so fast without the continuous shot as setting.

Obviously, a "Highly recommended" zoom lens for serious guys or professionals.

one example:
http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_8/showdog_2009/showdog_2009_11_jpg_orig.html
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Pour nos amis francophones: il est clair que ce zoom EST la référence ; sans doute cher mais définitivement un investissement que l'on ne regrette pas. Il n'y a rien qui ne soit pas bon ... incontournable.


 
Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

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Review Date: Sep 13, 2009 Recommend? | Price paid: $200.00

 
Pros: sharp, sharp, did i say sharp ??!! very good for portrait, HSM for fast AF
Cons:
it little bit bulky

I still recommend this lens for portraits ! maybe a little bit to sharp ?
Here an example:
http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_7/essence_thailand_2009/thai_07_jpg_orig.html
highly recommended.


 
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

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Review Date: Jun 5, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp, rock solid, AF very fast
Cons:
not really sharp at f 2.8 ; expensive

Good built, very sharp if you are at f 6,8 ; built as a tank; the AF is so fast ! the VR is NOT necessary ~ Highly recommended with D300 !

 
Nikon D300

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Review Date: May 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, good ISO till 3200, responsive, built quality, vibrant colors : a dream
Cons:
MB-d10 grid IS A NIGHTMARRE !

Just the best ....
mb-d10 grid doesn't work fine with the body ?! "Very very highly recommended ! ..."


 
Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX IF HSM APO

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Review Date: May 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp, build quality, hsm
Cons:
heavy and little bit too long

need light because of f 4,0 but what a piece ! quality, sharp.
I'm very satisfied with.


 
Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX Macro 1:1 Lens

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Review Date: Apr 25, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharpness, Sharpness, Sharpness; excellent quality of construction ; vibrant colors
Cons:
AF hunting; AF a little bit noisy

Reviewing this forum, i decide to purchase this lens; i'll never regret it ! What a sharpness. A Must ! Don't hesitate anymore.

A link to my first pictures: http://www.pragstorage.com/photos_4/macro_meise_01/

"Highly recommended ..."