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on Feb 24, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 70-200VR2

This movie requires Flash Player 9 The 70-200VR2 really is a gorgeous lens. But, is it the right tool for you? I’ve written what seems like a bunch on it, but...

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on Feb 18, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

The 200mm ?

With the posting of my camera bag contents, a number of emails and phone have come in with one simple question, “Why all the 200mm duplication?” That’s a damn good question, seriously! Why would anyone have a duplication of focal length let along four times (counting the 70-180 which is purt near 200mm)?

If you look at the three main “200mm” lenses I have, there is one difference that stands out. You have a f/2, f/2.8 and f/4. That’s one of the major reasons why I have the three in my bag. Next to light, DOF is a major influence in my photography.

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on Feb 10, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon TC-20e3 – All She Wrote!

Seriously, this is how it went. I’m sitting at my desk. Always set up next to me is the 600mm so I can photograph birds out the window while I’m at my desk working. I was finishing up details for a project coming up in a few months and needed to check something out on the map. We have a 6′ Alaska map on the wall and being lazy, I swung the 600mm to look at the logistics of the location. Without really thinking about it, I attached the TC-20e3 to see more detail (lazy slug I am) and that’s when it occurred to me. Make a click

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on Jan 1, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 200f2 VR

02.15.10 This is one sexy lens! This is one wickedly sharp lens! This is a lens who many might not think is needed with the release of the 70-200VR2. The only problem...

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