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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:13 pm 
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I too, am planning on replacing my Tamron 55-200mm with this one.. How is the bokeh? I would mainly be using this for portraits on a tripod, so no IS = no problem to me.


I love this lens. I have had no problems with it. The bokeh it fine. I never really paid any attention to it really. If I were you, go down to you camera store and see if they will let you take some test shots with it.
If you goto my flickr link--on the 3 or 4 page there is a shot called "Love"
It was taken at 70mm. right now it is the only "portrait" shot I have with this lens.

On a side note-----How would you test for Bokeh :?: I have not a clue :oops: :? :)

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Some great shots you got there... And now you've convinced me; that'll be my next lens - or at least, I'll go try it tomorrow :D

(Sorry if I get you wrong on this) About the bokeh, then it is something about that out-of-focus points has to be brightest in the center, and a bad bokeh is the opposite.

Ken Rockwell has something about it here (scroll down a bit):
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/bokeh.htm

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Thanks for your comment :D

I read the Ken Rockwell link and based on what he said, the bokeh is great on this lens. There is another shot in my flickr called "don't eat this!". That shot was at 180mm (I think) set into macro modethe.
Tree is nice and sharp and the background is nicely blured.

I think you will be happy with it. About 90% of the shots on flickr are taken with this lens.

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hi all im new to this forum. and would like to ask a few question. i just got the AF70-300MM F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO. for my D40. i use a tripod. but it seems that i im having a hard time getting any good shots. what is the best focal point on this lens? 250? 280? 300?. when im at 300mm i cant get good focus?


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hello and welcom to Camera Labs :lol:

I take most of my shots at 300, 180, 100, amd 70mm's

What are you shooting (landscapes, bird's, macro, etc.)?

If I am shooting landscapes I will have the AF off sometimes (only if I have something in the foreground)

what is it that you have the most problems at?
The only issue I have had is the AF at 300mm set into macro. it has a little truble getting it right, so I will turn off the AF.

Hope this helps some.

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Hey can anyone who owns this lens tell me at what point the max aperture drops from f/4 to f/4.5?


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JB wrote:
Hey can anyone who owns this lens tell me at what point the max aperture drops from f/4 to f/4.5?

I've got the non-di model, it drops from f/4.2 to f/4.5 at around 125mm and from f/4 to f/4.2 at about 80mm. Hope that helps. :D

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I just got this lens too...
The Bokeh is very good (i haven't tried a macro lens btw)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30844854@N07/2994628946/ (Flower)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30844854@N07/2978354696/ (Portrait)


I'm very happy with it...

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