It’s used glass, but in all respects it could be called brand new. Not a scratch on it. I bought it from MPB in New York. I’ve been dealing with them for some time and never been misled. To each his own but to me, it just seems kinda crazy to spend 16 hundred dollars for a lens when I can pick one up in like new condition for half the price from a reputable dealer. Suffice to say there were no exploding cigars. I clicked it on my Nikon D750 and screwed on a 67mm uv filter from my collection, and headed for the cut flower beds here on the farm where the pink cone flowers were just coming around.
All shots were hand held with VR (vibration reduction) on. Camera settings: manual mode, custom white balance. ISO 400, center weight metering, exposure time 1/500th of a second. The lens, which like all of Nikon’s high end glass, is built like a bank vault, was fully extended to 200 mm.
As the light began to break through the clouds, things began getting crowded on the cone flowers and I called it a day. The 70-200 joins the 18-35 f/3.5-4.5, 24-120mm f/4, the 70-300 mm f4.5-5.6 and the 200-500mm f/5.6 in my camera bag. The zoom collection is all done…..for now. Thanks for the look. See you next time.