200-500mm f5.6 - The wildlife lens I never knew I wanted

Im a happy camper. Anyone else buy in? :)

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Mike
D3 • D750 • 14-24mm f2.8 • 35mm f1.4A • PC-E 45mm f2.8 • 50mm f1.8G • AF-D 85mm f1.4 • ZF.2 100mm f2 • 200mm f2 VR2

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  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Nice shots.

    I have only tested mine on charts, will get into the field soon.

    IMHO it is the best hand holdable option for Nikon.

    ... H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,491Moderator
    Oh, great. More GAS.
    Always learning.
  • NikoniserNikoniser Posts: 100Member
    Has anyone got full size unsharpened pictures/charts I can look at at ? My current wildlife rig is a Mk1 600mm F4 AF-S and a Sigma 180mm 2.8 Macro. I am considering getting this to fill the gap/use as a casual walkaround, but I am so spoilt with the sharpness and micro contrast from the primes I am afraid a zoom would be a disapointment.......for example here is a shot of a goldfinch that is a 100% crop, ( IE its a crop of 1300x900 pixels out of a 7000x4000 pixel original )
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    I have charts, how can I get them to you. ?
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,491Moderator
    for example here is a shot of a goldfinch that is a 100% crop, ( IE its a crop of 1300x900 pixels out of a 7000x4000 pixel original )
    Where?
    Always learning.
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,314Member
    yeah, I rented one of these lenses to try it out; check image quality and see how it handled as a hand-held lens. Got it for a couple more days. So far I like it a lot. Sure, it's a bit more to swing around than my 300/4 D, but that extra focal length is nice!
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,491Moderator
    @dissent: I suppose it is the wrong time of year for an air show Ian?
    Always learning.
  • NikoniserNikoniser Posts: 100Member
    for example here is a shot of a goldfinch that is a 100% crop, ( IE its a crop of 1300x900 pixels out of a 7000x4000 pixel original )
    Where?
    Sorry, the link didn't render, try this https://flic.kr/p/w8TJ34


  • NikoniserNikoniser Posts: 100Member
    I have charts, how can I get them to you. ?
    The easiest way to share full resolution pics is Flikr - if you upload them there, FLikr will allow download of original size.

    The only way I know to share original .NEF files is to upload them to Dropbox, dropbox lets you share a link so that other people can download them.

    If you are using a standard chart I will do a comparison with the 600 and the Sigma 180, it would be very interesting to see if the older primes still perform !
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,314Member
    @dissent: I suppose it is the wrong time of year for an air show Ian?
    Yeah, though I'm about 2 minutes from a small plane landing strip that might be good to practice from.

    I wonder where they run big air shows in the southern hemisphere. Bit of a long drive, though.

    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,491Moderator
    @Nikoniser: Nice that is a nice and sharp cropped image. =D>
    Always learning.
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