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New 55-300mm Lens
« on: February 11, 2012, 01:21:54 AM »
Got a new lens Thursday for my Nikon D3000 DSLR. I asked for Amazon.com gift cards for Xmas and my b-day and got $50 for Xmas and $50 for b-day.  :dancebun:

I asked for them in anticipation of getting a new lens come tax refund time and new that any amount would help my cause.  riteon I originally was looking at a few cheapo's but ten decided that I would not be too happy with them and knew that they would also not have VR (vibration reduction to reduce camera shake) which usually adds about $200 to a lens.  :o After mulling it over for a few weeks, I've decided on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZSHNCC

I ordered it Wednesday and got it on Thursday! :dancebun: I've also ordered a reflector which has not arrived yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZIMEMW

The lens does not have special macro features so my next lens will be specifically just for that. The next thing I'll probably get will be a dedicated flash or a tripod.


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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 08:15:48 PM »
The reflector arrived 2 days ago and works quite nicely. :) I'm going out tomorrow to take photos.


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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 03:27:46 PM »
Fun part of my day was shooting a hawk I've been tracking that was about 10 feet outside my kitchen window with my new lens! I'm processing the pics now.





Pics from 2 days ago...





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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 12:51:14 PM »
Here's 2 pics from today...





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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 01:25:54 PM »
Nice Pictures Steve, very clear and sharp :)


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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 01:29:56 PM »
Thanks, but in all honesty, it was pretty close. It just about a foot or so from where the hawk was in the earlier photos.


 

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