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nipperwolf
02-06-2008, 18:47
Need to pick up a Nikon 300 f2.8 AFS before the new seasons start. Looking at used, since I don't have $4300 to drop on a new VR version. :wow:

Called the local Roberts camera shop today, good people. They had a decent price on a used (non VR) one. He said it was rated 7-8, some outside wear, but the glass was spotless. :supergrin:

Then he mentioned that it didn't show as coming with the lens hood. ????
Could be typo. I happened to call at closing time, so he said he would look into it and call me tomorrow morning. (my request, not in that big of a hurry)

It seems the lens hoods for these big lenses are carbon fiber.....$300 :shocked: :shocked:

If it does'nt come with one, we will be negotiating. :cool:

MrsKitty
02-06-2008, 20:35
:faint:

Good luck with that! Wow, Nikon values those hoods more than Canon seems to!

The first time I read how much replacement hoods were I was floored.



Since I am here, I might as well pick your brain. :wavey:

If you were shopping for a 70-200 2.8 vs 70-200 4 IS, which would you go for?

The 2.8 IS is out of the question so don't say that!

Trebuchet
02-07-2008, 14:07
:faint:

Good luck with that! Wow, Nikon values those hoods more than Canon seems to!

The first time I read how much replacement hoods were I was floored.



Since I am here, I might as well pick your brain. :wavey:

If you were shopping for a 70-200 2.8 vs 70-200 4 IS, which would you go for?

The 2.8 IS is out of the question so don't say that!

I have the 70-200 F4L(non IS), but you speak of things a wee bit above my paygrade. I have heard good things about both.

I assume you have been over to the canon forums?

woodasptim
02-07-2008, 16:51
That's insane. I hate spending $30-$40 for one.

As far as the 70-200 goes, I love my f/2.8 :) If you ever shoot low light, fast action like indoor sports or anything like that, the f/4.0 will never be a f/2.8. But the f/2.8 is so big that I ALWAYS use a monopod with it so the IS isn't really a big deal.

MrsKitty
02-07-2008, 17:34
I have the 70-200 F4L(non IS), but you speak of things a wee bit above my paygrade. I have heard good things about both.

I assume you have been over to the canon forums?

If I can get a contract for something somebody has inquired about, I am hoping to get half of what I would need for the 2.8. Otherwise, I wouldn't be considering it. But if one job will pay for half of it...

It is a low-light place and flash isn't allowed. It will be all action shots!

I lurk at the Canon forum daily. I occasionally post there. :wavey:

MrsKitty
02-07-2008, 17:38
That's insane. I hate spending $30-$40 for one.

As far as the 70-200 goes, I love my f/2.8 :) If you ever shoot low light, fast action like indoor sports or anything like that, the f/4.0 will never be a f/2.8. But the f/2.8 is so big that I ALWAYS use a monopod with it so the IS isn't really a big deal.

Thanks!

Uggh. Monopod. I hate being tied down to anything. But with my weak shoulder I would have to have it.

woodasptim
02-07-2008, 18:08
Thanks!

Uggh. Monopod. I hate being tied down to anything. But with my weak shoulder I would have to have it.

The lens alone is about 3 pounds. I ended up getting a Manfrotto 559B to use with it.

Hokie
02-08-2008, 16:09
You could use same black construction paper and tape :)

I think more lenses should be like the 24-70L. When you Zoom in to 70 the lens gets shorter give a nice deep hood. When you zoom out the lens is longer so the hood is shorter and there is no vignetting.

MrsKitty
02-08-2008, 19:55
Well, since Nip's post and my reply are both gone now...lemme see if I can remember it. :sueprgrin:

I have been asked if I want to cover a dog show/competition. It is agility and possibly obedience. Basically, an indoor sport.

I am going to try to get down this week and check out the site. No flash can be used since it can break the dogs' concentration. So I need fast glass. Depending on the size of the floor, I might could use a 135 2.8 or 85 2.8 instead of the 70-200 2.8...

nipperwolf
02-09-2008, 17:39
...lemme see if I can remember it.

I think it was about my 85 1.8. The F4 is out of the question indoors. In most places, the 2.8 will not be fast enough, either. You should take your 50 1.8 there, set it at f2 or 2.2, and see what kind of SS you can get at ISO 800-1600. If you can't get up to around 1/320 minimum, maybe 1/250 but....:whistling:

I think you asked about some of my 85 shots. These are from the corner, full frame, F2, 1/250, ISO 1600;

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/nippr/basketball/DSC_5157_filteredPw.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/nippr/basketball/DSC_5159_filteredPw.jpg

Assuming you can get decent SS, have you checked into renting an 85 1.8?

http://www.borrowlenses.com/category/canon_standard

I'm assuming you'll have full access to the course, to shoot from where you want. That's one of my ground rules. I get full access to the field, diamond, court(within reason and respect to the players and spectators), or I don't shoot. :cool:

MrsKitty
02-09-2008, 19:20
Renting didn't even occur to me! Doh!

I can't check out the building for a few days. Soon as I can, I will see how bad/good it is.

I will make sure that I can move around the course within reason---I don't want to distract the dogs either. That will be in the contract.

Thanks for the suggestions, Nip! :wavey:

nipperwolf
02-17-2008, 06:06
What kind of settings were you able to get?

If I may ask, how are you getting paid for this......the promoters paying you to shoot, and they get the prints, or you sell prints to the participants?

MrsKitty
02-17-2008, 10:34
Prints to the dog owners. I will also be submitting anything I get that I think is worth it to AKC-related places, dog show mags, etc. I am having a hard time coming up with pricing. I don't want to be too high so nobody buys anything but I don't want to undersell either. I really hate the pricing part...

I need to up my shutter speed, but at ISO 400 I was at 2.0 and 1/80 using the 50 1.8 for this (which definitely won't freeze action but I have plenty of wiggle-room there)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/papillion.jpg

It's a little shallow but I knew when I got detail on his black fur there was no need to worry about the lighting conditions. :)

nipperwolf
02-17-2008, 12:20
I need to up my shutter speed, but at ISO 400 I was at 2.0 and 1/80 using the 50 1.8 for this

:shocked:

I was afraid of that. Looks like your going to have to go up to ISO 800-1600 to get decent SS. Does camera go 400,800,1600, or does it have settings in-between?

Do you have any NR software?

MrsKitty
02-17-2008, 13:44
No, nothing more than the Neat Image demo. It has done pretty good things for me but I can only save as jpeg. I know there are a few others out there but the names escape me for now. What do you use?

I have 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. No in-betweens. I wish I had 3200.

DeadMansLife
02-17-2008, 15:08
Prints to the dog owners. I will also be submitting anything I get that I think is worth it to AKC-related places, dog show mags, etc. I am having a hard time coming up with pricing. I don't want to be too high so nobody buys anything but I don't want to undersell either. I really hate the pricing part...


MK, try this site for pricing:

http://photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm

Try here too:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23

MrsKitty
02-17-2008, 16:11
MK, try this site for pricing:

http://photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm

Try here too:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23

I lurk in that forum daily. :)

I have a great book for selling stock but it doesn't cover print prices. Going by other's sites is about the best way I can figure out.

I think I may price 4x5s at $5 and then 5x7s at $6 and 8x10s at $12.

The dog owner who got me in touch with the show people is going to get me some examples of pricing from previous shows she has done. I won't know how far off I am until then.

Does anybody think that is too high, too low or fair?

nipperwolf
02-17-2008, 17:31
No, nothing more than the Neat Image demo. It has done pretty good things for me but I can only save as jpeg. I know there are a few others out there but the names escape me for now. What do you use?

I have 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. No in-betweens. I wish I had 3200.

I have NI and Noise Ninja. I use NN mostly because it's easier to batch process BB games with. But the end results aren't much different than NI.

I lurk in that forum daily. :)

I have a great book for selling stock but it doesn't cover print prices. Going by other's sites is about the best way I can figure out.

I think I may price 4x5s at $5 and then 5x7s at $6 and 8x10s at $12.

The dog owner who got me in touch with the show people is going to get me some examples of pricing from previous shows she has done. I won't know how far off I am until then.

Does anybody think that is too high, too low or fair?

Those prices are OK. You're shooting indoors under tough lighting. You won't be able to do what could be done outdoors.

I've seen a lot of dog agility shots on that 'other' forum. :supergrin:

I wish we had something like that here, I'd be all over it. :supergrin:

here's a few;

http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=113466&highlight=agility

http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=117958&highlight=agility

http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=93103&highlight=agility

MrsKitty
02-17-2008, 17:43
Those are great. I doubt I even luck anything that good the first time. :)

nipperwolf
02-27-2008, 17:29
It came today

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/nippr/web/DSCN3011w.jpg

MrsKitty
02-27-2008, 19:19
wow :faint:

T. Harless
03-09-2008, 08:54
......It seems the lens hoods for these big lenses are carbon fiber.....$300 :shocked: :shocked:
:

No kidding! The two piece CF hood for my Nikon 600 f/4 is $580 and $280 for my 200 - 400 f/4 VR.