The new 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR with the AF-S Teleconverter TC800-1.25E ED?

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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,374Member
    Seems to be the case.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 389Member
    Well Mr. UPS delivered said lens late this afternoon..

    Denver Shooter
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Cool.... \:D/
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @DenverShooter

    Congratulations.... I expect to see some examples soon.... ;)
    Msmoto, mod
  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 389Member
    edited April 2013
    Mounted a Wimberley P-50 plate on it and got some practice time with it Wednesday with good results. We were overcast last night so no moon shots..

    Did I mention its really sharp and fast? Its really sharp and fast. And the 1.25 teleconverter (1000 mm) works really well.

    I will be shooting the Porsche Club Driver Education day at HPR with it this weekend and will let you know what I come up with.

    Denver Shooter
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  • scoobysmakscoobysmak Posts: 215Member
    edited May 2013
    I guess I have to ask, if anyone gets a chance to compare this lens with the 600mm f4 with a 1.4 TC-E and the 400mm f2.8 with a 2.0 TC-E. Then compare the 800mm with the included TC-E and the same 600mm with a 1.7 TC-E. I would love to see the results and hear how each combination reacted to real world shooting.
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    If one looks at the MTF data, it suggests the new 800mm is definitively sharper. Here are the links to the 500 and 600, the 400 and 800 MTF charts are on the previous page of this thread.
    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2173/AF-S-NIKKOR-600mm-f%2F4G-ED-VR.html

    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2172/AF-S-NIKKOR-500mm-f%2F4G-ED-VR.html#!/media:image:howtoread_MTFchart.jpg
    Msmoto, mod
  • framerframer Posts: 491Member
    Msmoto,
    If I bought the 800mm I'd have to get the wife that ring you tried on. Not happening!

    framer
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Look forward in see and getting my hands on this bad boy shortly. Are you hearing me Denver Shooter? ;) >:/
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,362Member
    PB_PM said:
    Nikon USA has been enforcing MSRP, but that is not the case with all national distributors.

    Local dealers love it. Not surprised that B&H, Adorama and others have gone to a 2% rebate plus free stuff to get around the MSRP.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    That is a wise move on the merchants part. What good does it do them by having this lens and others like it sitting in their inventory collecting dust.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Now that Moose has OK'd my purchase....LOL..... :))
    Msmoto, mod
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    @Msmoto: Looking forward in mounting your "baby" onto my "baby" at our next gathering. If not then, I will have to rent :)
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • KnightPhotoKnightPhoto Posts: 2Member
    Does make sense for us FX-shooting birders. Would LOVE to have one.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,362Member
    What a terrific review and outstanding pictures.

    I need to win the lottery...big dollars for this lens.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    As the main blog has mentioned this item, and as it is now available, how many will order it?

    Oops…should have this in the humor section……LOL

    Did anyone notice the Gaggia Espresso maker in the photo? more LOL.

    On a serious not, this was so very generously demoed by our own DenverShooter at the last NRF meeting in Colorado Springs. And, I have seen some of his images since…….outstanding….
    Msmoto, mod
  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 389Member
    Thank you very much for the kind words..

    Its a balmy 2 degrees F here in Denver right now. A bit chilly to do any shooting outdoors...

    Denver Shooter
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    As much as I would love to own this amazing lens, I have chosen to make a different addition to the house: Nespresso Lattissima Plus. This unit truly make some of the best coffee I have ever had. Two thumbs up :-bd (two both items)

    Cheers....
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited December 2013
    And, at this moment I am drinking a double espresso from the machine in the photo…. ~O)

    I am going to have to sell some images before I purchase that lens….
    Post edited by Msmoto on
    Msmoto, mod
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,362Member
    There is a demand for cycle pictures! LoL \:D/
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • LareLare Posts: 46Member
    I just added it to my wish list on Amazon and will be telling my lovely wife about that over dinner. I note that the Amazon writeup says that since it has VR it can be hand held. My wife will be thrilled that I'm not asking for a new tripod (too) as a result.

    I'll let you guys know if I get one for Christmas.

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Another great field test about this lens.

    NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E Sample Shots – Field Test
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • JuergenJuergen Posts: 315Member
    Another great field test about this lens.

    NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E Sample Shots – Field Test
    Thats a beast :-)
    I like the Arca handle, great idea.

    D4, D800E, Nikon 1 J2, 600 f/4, trinity, PC-E 45, PC-E 24, 105, 50 f/1,8g, 85 f/1,4, Sigma 150-500
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