New to You: Lens Bonanza


New to You gives you a peek inside our used gear case and points out some of the more recommended used gear we currently have in stock. If you see something you like, call the store at 866-940-3686.

This week’s New to You is a lens bonanza.

Canon EF 100-400mm F4-5.6L IS, $1,300 ($1,699 new)

Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6L IS
Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6L IS

This is a great lens for shooting wildlife or outdoor sports.

Canon EF 28mm F1.8 USM, $329 ($529.99 new)

Canon EF 28mm F1.8 USM
Canon EF 28mm F1.8 USM

This is a great semi-wide angle faster lens for environmental portraiture.

Canon EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DO L, $625 ($1,399.99)

Canon EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DO L
Canon EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DO L

This is a special L-series lens that utilizes Canon’s Diffractive Optics technology, creating a super small short lens with an incredible focal range.

Nikon NIKKOR 17-55mm F2.8 DX, $799.95 ($1,539.95 new)

Nikon NIKKOR 17-55mm F2.8 DX ED
Nikon NIKKOR 17-55mm F2.8 DX ED

This fast, ultra-wide angle zoom lens includes three extra-low dispersion glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration, provide higher resolution and superior contrast. Its three aspherical lens elements minimize distortion, especially at the periphery. It utilizes a Silent Wave Motor for swift auto focusing and ultra-quiet operation, and its 7-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.

Nikon D3 Body, $2,295.00

Nikon D3
Nikon D3

The D3 is a classic Nikon body. It shoots to 9 fps consecutive shooting at full FX resolution and up to an incredible 11 fps in DX Crop mode. Plus, the camera has a start-up time of approximately 0.12 seconds, and a shutter release lag of only 37 milliseconds with a viewfinder blackout time that is a mere 55 milliseconds. The D3 has an extremely broad range of sensitivity extending from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 natively, and that sensitivity range can be expanded down to ISO 100 or up to ISO 25600 using the Lo-1 and Hi-2 settings. The D3 incorporates Nikon’s Multi-CAM 3500FX auto focus module that features an intelligent array of 15 cross-type sensors and 36 horizontal sensors that can either be used individually or in groups, with the option for Single Area AF mode and Dynamic AF modes using groups of either 9, 21 or all 51 focus points. The system also features 3D Focus Tracking with automatic focus point switching that takes advantage of all 51 AF points as it uses color and light information to accurately track the subject. Not to mention that this specific D3 only has 15,000 shutter clicks when the D3 is rated at 400,000 shutter clicks, so it still has a long life ahead of it.

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