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Y2Julio

My new toy!

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Well today after work I went to J&R and picked up my latest toy, the Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED for $238 (with tax).

 

My new lens:

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attached to my Nikon D40 and set to 55mm:

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Fully extended to 200mm:

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My original lens, the Nikon 18-55mm lens for size comparison at 18mm:

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at 55mm:

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Both lenses side to side:

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My current DSLR equipment.

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Now for some test shots with the new lens.

@55mm

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@200mm

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Playing around with the depth of field

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Sweet man! Hopefully Tuesday I'll have a little surprise myself.

I'll be putting this bad boy through the test tomorrow, hopefully it doesn't rain. I looked up on that surprise and man, that thing looks sweet!

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Daaaayyyyummmmm!!!! Lmao!

Nice cam! :tup: Not bad for under $238!

 

The Camera wasn't for $238 :) The Camera was more like $500.

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As I expected my new toy. I apologize for the cheap camera phone picture as I don't have my G5 handy.

 

A Nikon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF-S Zoom Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens. I love it!

 

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That lens hood is about half the size of the lens lol sweet lens though. I need a lens with f/2.8 my 18-55 only goes as low as f/3.5 and my 55-200mm only goes down to f/4. :P I bet you can't wait to try it out. :cool:

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That lens hood is about half the size of the lens lol sweet lens though. I need a lens with f/2.8 my 18-55 only goes as low as f/3.5 and my 55-200mm only goes down to f/4. :P I bet you can't wait to try it out. :cool:

 

Forget f/2.8...f/1.2 is where it's AT. Behold...the Noct...

 

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Forget f/2.8...f/1.2 is where it's AT. Behold...the Noct...

 

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True but you'll only find them numbers on prime lenses which I'm going to steer clear from for now. Plus those primes are their sharpest between f/2 and f/5-8 anyway. Also, today's Nikkor pro level zoom lenses are outperforming primes in some tests.

 

Next up for me, the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.

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I think my next lens will be the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm Lens. :P

 

Now that's wide. I think the Sigma was rated better. Check and see. :cool:

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Now that's wide. I think the Sigma was rated better. Check and see. :cool:

 

Sigma's is f/4.

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All lenses are sharper stopped down. It's how sharp the lens is wide open that shows quality. The DX kit lens: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6; tack sharp when you stop down to f/8. As for sharpness in primes vs. zooms: 180mm f/2.8 AI-s. :P

 

Before the introduction of the Nikkor 10-24 (and it's Tamron imitation), the Sigma 10-20 was the widest rectilinear lens available for DX (remember, the 10.5 is 0.5mm longer & a fisheye). The Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is the fastest ultra wide zoom available for DX; unfortunately it's almost always sold out (I once spotted it in-stock at B&H at 3 AM...by the time I made it to the store at 9 AM it was sold out).

 

The other Tokina, the 12-24 f/4 is more readily available and another popular choice. Build is rock solid (as is the 11-16) and has completely correctable distortion (unlike Sigma, Nikkors, and Tamron).

 

If you ask me, the Tokinas are the clear choice if you're looking for a DX ultra wide zoom.

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I think my next lens will be the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm Lens. :P

 

I've never tried it but according to the internet, what I've just read, I'd say go for it Julio!

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Man, your lens is freaking sweet Harry. Was shocked how easily it sucked in the light in the dark.

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Boy, you're serious! I just bought a little $149 Sony Cyber-Shot 10.1 MP/3x Optic Zoom and thought that it took great pix. I can only imagine what your camera would have done with my shots. I'll post mine soon, but I have to figure a way to do it.

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Boy, you're serious! I just bought a little $149 Sony Cyber-Shot 10.1 MP/3x Optic Zoom and thought that it took great pix. I can only imagine what your camera would have done with my shots. I'll post mine soon, but I have to figure a way to do it.

Upload them to a online image host, you can use imageshack, photobucket, picassa, flickr then link them here.

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