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Is the 70-300 F4.5-5.6 VR rubbish or is it me?

ivacarrdus

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ivacarrdus Registered since 28th Jan 2008
Sat 09-Feb-08 05:35 PM

Hiya, hope someone can enlighten me:

Just came back from a day shooting birds of prey and I'm not happy with the pics from my AF-S Nikkor 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G VR lense. They're not sharp and it's not good enough! Am I not using it right or is this just a low quality lense?

For example, I wanted to freeze birds in flight so set it to shutter-priority with a speed of 1/1000. I have a D200 and shoot raw. Yes, i had it set to dynamic, VR on, continuous focus, ISO 200. At 100% the images are clearly not acceptable, and I'm not so impressed with results from stationary subjects either. The results from my AF-S 18-70 F3.5-4.5 ED DX are way sharper.

Does this just come down to forking out the money for a lower-F stop lense? Can I expect the same standards of sharpness from a tele as from a shorter lense?

Thank you!

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