Yes, i saw that shot in the PPG too... i guess i'll be shooting quite a
lot when i get it because it is a "new" lens but i'll decide nearer to
the trek whether i should take it or the 55-300. expecting to do some
birding on the trek so i suspect it'll be the 55-300. 

thanks for your inputs, Igor.

On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 13:37:21 -0400 (EDT)
Igor PDML-StR <> wrote:

> Subash,
> I also have that lens. I've purchased it some 15 years ago, while
> looking for a better tele-zoom, to replace my Tamron 70-300, while
> still being on a limited budget. I bought it from eBay for a bit
> higher than I should have, but it was a moment when they seemed to
> have been disappearing.
> It's a fine lens, and I've done a few good shots with it.
> (As a matter of fact, I believe the "cover" shot on my photo website
> was done with that lens:  Heh! it shows up on
> PPG - from that link that you've sent)
> However, for some reason, I didn't fell in love with that lens, as
> much as I liked 60-250/2.8, which I purchased several years later,
> when I had a larger budget.
> I still have that lens sitting on the shelf, but it's been ages since 
> I've used it.
> Soon after purchasing that F 70-210, I bought the first version of 
> Tamron's super-zoom (18-250) (shortly as it came on the market around 
> 2007) which I had used as a travel zoom for several years.
> The rendering of F 70-210 was good, but the focal length was a bit
> short for my needs on the tele side.
> And that lens was not faster than the Tamron zoom. I think those were 
> the factors I haven't used F 70-210 as much.
> Yet, I was reluctant to get rid of it.
> I hope you will enjoy your new lens! Post back your results and 
> impressions, once you get to use that lens.
> Igor
> Subash Jeyan Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:43:25 -0700 wrote:
> i've just got myself an F 70-210 f4-5.6, though it'd actually be two
> weeks before i get my hands on it. the reviews of the lens on the PF
> were pretty good and i was curious about the images taken with the
> lens. so i went to PPG to have a look. most of the images for that
> lens in PPG seems to have been taken by Ken Waller. indeed, the first
> 15 images or so were his. superb stuff. recognised a few other names
> from the list too.
> i am glad i bought this lens though it doesn't necessary follow that
> the images i make will be half as good. i was planning to take the DA
> 55-300 on my trek in the himalayas next month but wondering if i
> should take this lens instead (coupled with the sigma 17-50/2.8).
> here is the PPG link for this lens if anyone else is interested:
> subash

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