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

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jul 23, 2006.

  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
  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
  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 Ä Berkowitz, Jul 23, 2006
  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 Ä Berkowitz, Jul 23, 2006
  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
  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 Ä Berkowitz, Jul 24, 2006
  9. Unless you care about AF speed I might not be so quick to condemn....
    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
  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.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 24, 2006
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