Finally, after dramatic weeping and nagging, after a spectacular unboxing video, I finally went out and took some pictures with the lens. It was a beautiful day in Aachen and here are the results.

I think it is pretty clear that it is a very sharp lens. But see for yourself.

Note: All pictures in this post are not modified, they are as they came out of the camera !
Exception: Second last picture, see notes at the picture.

D3C_900170 mm, 1/1000 sec, f2.8

D3C_901252 mm, 1/400 sec, f4.0
This is a door at the back of the Aachen townhall

D3C_904370 mm, 1/250 sec, f7.1
Shot was done in bright sunlight with a 107 cm diffusor held between the sun and the model.

D3C_903970 mm, 1/250 sec, f7.1
Same lighting scenario as in the last picture.

D3C_905170 mm, 1/200 sec, f2.8
Note the beautiful bokeh (in case you don’t know what that is: bokeh is the shape and look of the blurry parts of the picture which are out of focus)

A little unsharp because of the long exposure, but I took this shot to illustrate the effect of a higher aperture number (=smaller aperture hole)

D3C_907370 mm, 1/200 sec, f2.8

D3C_907548 mm, 1/2500 sec, f2.8
This picture is the only one which has been modified. It was taken against the light. I reduced the exposure by 0.5 f-stops to take out the top lights.