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GT, sold my 600 VR, you can scratch it from my list.

Edit: please add Nikkor TC-14E II, TC-17E II, Wimberley WH-200 gimbal.
Edited by nuclearjock - 7/15/09 at 12:50pm
    
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GT, sold my 600 VR, you can scratch it from my list.
How the hell did that happen?
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How the hell did that happen?
I use my 400 f/2.8 VR for ALL of my sports work which is my revenue engine for photographic equipment.

I was in a unique position to grab the 600 when someone who ordered it couldn't come up with the money so it was offered to me and I took it.

In the meantime, I bought the 400 f2/8 specifically for sports and immediately fell in love with it. It's lighter, f/2.8 blurs backgrounds, ups shutter speeds, and makes night sports a breeze. What I didn't know is how well it takes nikon 1.4 and 1.7 tc's. I have to say honestly that there is no loss of IQ with either the 1.4 or 1.7. I begin to see softness with the 2.0. And BTW, Nikkor tc's are critical with these super tele's. Kenko tc's look like crap.

So now I've got 680mm f/4.8 with the 1.7 tc and with my D300, that's 1020mm @f/4.8. That's all I need for anything I'm currently doing including small birds.

F/2.8 really is a big deal at 400mm, especially when edge to edge shrpness is as mind boggling as it is. I should have purchased this lens first.

I sold the 600 for $10k, (which is alot of money to have tied up in something that isn't optimized for what I do), so I found it a new home.

I will get a 500mm f/4 when the rebates roll around. The 500 is lighter and is less front heavy than the 400 therefore it pans better for birds in flight. I'll pick it up when the rebates come around again.

Right now though the 400 is all I need for my sports work. It's the most awesome lens I've used to date.
    
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I use my 400 f/2.8 VR for ALL of my sports work which is my revenue engine for photographic equipment.

I was in a unique position to grab the 600 when someone who ordered it couldn't come up with the money so it was offered to me and I took it.

In the meantime, I bought the 400 f2/8 specifically for sports and immediately fell in love with it. It's lighter, f/2.8 blurs backgrounds, ups shutter speeds, and makes night sports a breeze. What I didn't know is how well it takes nikon 1.4 and 1.7 tc's. I have to say honestly that there is no loss of IQ with either the 1.4 or 1.7. I begin to see softness with the 2.0. And BTW, Nikkor tc's are critical with these super tele's. Kenko tc's look like crap.

So now I've got 680mm f/4.8 with the 1.7 tc and with my D300, that's 1020mm @f/4.8. That's all I need for anything I'm currently doing including small birds.

F/2.8 really is a big deal at 400mm, especially when edge to edge shrpness is as mind boggling as it is. I should have purchased this lens first.

I sold the 600 for $10k, (which is alot of money to have tied up in something that isn't optimized for what I do), so I found it a new home.

I will get a 500mm f/4 when the rebates roll around. The 500 is lighter and is less front heavy than the 400 therefore it pans better for birds in flight. I'll pick it up when the rebates come around again.

Right now though the 400 is all I need for my sports work. It's the most awesome lens I've used to date.

I can only imagine..... lol

I've asked this once before, but I guess you didn't see it. Do you have a photgraphy website where we can see your professional work?
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I can only imagine..... lol

I've asked this once before, but I guess you didn't see it. Do you have a photgraphy website where we can see your professional work?
I do, there's material there for parents of the kids participating in the events that I've shot. For now, it's limited to their access since these are young kids and their parents have expressed their wishes to keep them private. I've agreed to this concept since they're the only ones buying pictures.

I'll be shooting private soccer and US college football this fall, those pics will be in a public section of my website along with some nature and landscapes.

Here's one shot that a parent who's a friend of mine ok'd:



This shot was taken with the D3 and the 600 VR. Note the busy background due to f/4. The 400 f/2.8 would have really shined here.

As soon as I make some progress on the public side of the website, I'll post a link in my sig. For now I'm concentrating on kid's sports 'cause that's what's paying for all this fancy equipment.
    
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Wow i am a bit surprised that you found a buyer so quickly.
    
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Wow i am a bit surprised that you found a buyer so quickly.
I knew several people who were on waiting lists for the 600.

It actually only took one phone call.
    
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Nuclear, if you don't mind me asking, how much do you sell each shot for?
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Nuclear, if you don't mind me asking, how much do you sell each shot for?
Not at all Foxie, I'm not greedy. That's why I sell so many
It's a smugmug pro account.

4x6's 4.99
5x7's 5.99
8x10's 7.99

I don't offer anything larger than 8x10 through SM cause it's more cost effective for me to get them printed through Costco. I have the customer contact me directly, I send them a test crop (for anything largar than 8x10) and if it's ok, I have Costco print it and send it to them.

I sell the original digital image for 15.00.

Edit:

Wallets (4x4) 5.99
Edited by nuclearjock - 7/15/09 at 8:15pm
    
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