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Sieboldianus
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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:52PM
Got the 80-400 AF-S yesterday and tried it for some action shots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adsurfphotography/sets/72157634140252413/
(you can download the fullsize resolution)

I have the feeling my lens has a littlebit of backfocussing. Also notice that I limited shutter speed below 1/1600, thus the AUTO ISO is around 500. I shot most of the time handholding, since the lens is surprisingly light (nearly the same weight as the 70-200mm VRI), but also used a tripod on some. I left VR on all the time, which might cause the slight double-images you see - so next time I'll try without VR, since 1/1600th should be fast enough.
ClarkandCompany
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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:05PM
They look great, thanks for sharing. Were you on a boat on shooting from the beach?
Sieboldianus
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Posted Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:09PM
I was on the beach! By the way, I just uploaded the video I recorded yesterday and edited today, 90% (first part) shot with 80-400mm. I think for videography, its an awesome lens:
https://vimeo.com/68455654
ClarkandCompany
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:26PM
Pretty awesome camera to be able to switch from video to stills with that quality. Looks like a great location too.
esp_imaging
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Posted Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:53AM
Great windsurfing shots! Glad you're pleased with thte 80-400!


Unfortunately I didn't do so well with the 120-3300 - it had been fine for test shots and a couple at the opening ceremony before the tournament, but then the autofocus died after literally 5 minutes. Useless sigma lenses...

I managed to get by OK ish on my 70-200 as I was immediately courtside, but something longer would have been good. I then got the Nikon 300mm f/4 and a 1.4 teleconverter for later parts of the tournament. Being able to crop in on my d800 was useful.

I'm flat out with work at the moment, I will put a gallery up next week with some shots.

(Edited on 2013-06-18 04:01:46 by esp_imaging)
esp_imaging
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Posted Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:23AM
Here are a few shots, all with the 70-200, generally quite tightly cropped (the D800 is obviously great for that).
This lens is OK for shooting from the sideline for action close to camera, but it's a bit short for tight shots to the baseline, and a bit short if you aren't immediately courtside.
http://www.edwardshaw.co.uk/edgbaston-priory-tennis-photos/

(Edited on 2013-06-24 06:25:24 by esp_imaging)
Sieboldianus
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:56PM

Thanks! Great photos and very sharp. Did you use the VRI or II version? Sorry for your 120-330 not working, the 80-400 feels not as solid as the 70-200, too but I hope it'll survive some years.


I somehow like the look from 70-200, even from the VRI version more than the 80-400, but I don't actually know why. The bokeh is different.. a little.


This one was from the D800/70-200 VRI:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adsurfphotography/sets/72157634048212221/


These one with D800/80-400:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adsurfphotography/sets/72157634265523339/ 


On the other hand, I have a lot more space to crop, and thus the final quality outrages the 2.8 sensitivity and less far reaching of 70-200.
esp_imaging
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:41AM
I have the VRII. It's a great lens.
simazoran
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Posted Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:36PM

You may compare  some of lens on test charts here


http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=651&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=2&LensComp=623&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=4&APIComp=1


Also, consider Nikon D7100.With 70-200 You will have 105-300.It is not a pro level body but for outdoor sport is good enough


 
4FR
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Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:57AM
200mm 2.0 - simply my favorite lens - its incredible how sharp it is at 2.0 and the bokeh is a blast
esp_imaging
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Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:15PM
Posted By 4FR:
200mm 2.0 - simply my favorite lens - its incredible how sharp it is at 2.0 and the bokeh is a blast


Yeah, I was pretty tempted!


 
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