FYI - Nikon 200-400mm VR available at B&H

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  1. Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jul 23, 2006
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    Don Wiss, Jul 23, 2006
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  3. Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 23, 2006
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  4. Actually they've only had a couple in the last couple of months. Nothing in
    stock now. These lenses last less than a day or two in stock in most places
    from what I've seen. Yes, I now have one. Bought from neither Cameta nor
    B&H. It is a beast to be sure, but puts the 70-200mm f/2.8vr + tc20eii
    combo to shame given my initial use. I'll still use the 70-200 +2x while
    walking the dog or hiking though. This is definitely a lens you set up to
    use at specific locations.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jul 23, 2006
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  5. Congratulations!! I'm glad you got it. Did you buy it new, though I'm sure
    you did? I have been keeping a watchful eye on the new and used market for
    these and it seems there is no savings on buying these used. I know Cameta
    has/had them listed every day one after another with a $4995 BIN. I haven't
    checked them in the last three weeks so I'm assuming they still have them
    available, maybe not. They'll always be available for decent pricing, if
    not at Cameta, elsewhere.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 23, 2006
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  6. I forgot to ask you in the last post if you had tried the TC-20E II on the
    new lens yet? If so, how well did it optically perform for you? I know AF
    isn't going to be a problem at f/8. Oh, Cameta just sold two on the 19th
    and the 21st so their stock is back up and they should be listing more this
    week at the $4995 price for the brand new factory sealed USA version if
    anyone else is interested.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 23, 2006
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  7. FWIW, on my D200, AF with the TC-20EII works, despite Nikon's stating it
    will not. Have not tried it with my D70 yet. In is quite sluggish. More so
    than the 70-200 f/2.8 VR + TC20EII. Will post some samples soon. There
    appears to issue with a core line in NYC that is making connections to my
    web site problematic.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jul 24, 2006
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  8. Great! I know the TC is slightly soft on the 70-200, but nothing drastic.
    The TC is killer sharp on the 105mm VR. My gut feeling is it is going to
    optically suck on the 200-400mm. I might have to pick up a 1.4x







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 24, 2006
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  9. Unless you care about AF speed I might not be so quick to condemn....
    http://edwardgruf.com/Digital_Photography/N_200-400vr/
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    with the TC20EII. All converted with RSE, just EV compensation, all other
    settings default.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jul 24, 2006
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  10. They look like they have a lot of promise. I'm guessing with the high ISO
    and a little bit of flatness the pics have you shot these in low light? I
    agree, the TC does show a lot of promise with this lens, especially under
    better lighting conditions. Thanks for sharing your observations.






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    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 24, 2006
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