Nikon 500 f/5.6 PF ED VR

jdbjdb Posts: 17Member
Who else is extremely excited about this lens? I am! Does anyone have some good guesses at the size of the objective lens, weight, and length of this lens?
D600, D7100, 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 300 f/4 ED-IF, 16-35 f/4 VR, 105 f/2.8 AF-S VR, 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR, 85 f/1.8D, 50 f/1.4D, 80-200 f/2.8 AF, 20 f/3.5 AI, TC 1.4 II, TC 2.0 III

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  • MegapixelSchnitzelMegapixelSchnitzel Posts: 182Member
    Count me in. On one website there was a picture - but when I clicked on it to bring it up to size, it was the 300 f/4. Nikon hasn't released any specs, yet. Or pricing.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,499Member
    It would have to be considerably better then the 200-500 and I don't see it in the same price range.
  • jdbjdb Posts: 17Member
    I went back into the original NR Blog post and after reading all the comments the suggested size is going to be approximately 24cm. Weight is still a guess, but maybe in the 1650 grams range(?)
    D600, D7100, 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 300 f/4 ED-IF, 16-35 f/4 VR, 105 f/2.8 AF-S VR, 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR, 85 f/1.8D, 50 f/1.4D, 80-200 f/2.8 AF, 20 f/3.5 AI, TC 1.4 II, TC 2.0 III
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,747Moderator

    It would have to be considerably better then the 200-500 and I don't see it in the same price range.

    I would hope it is close because it is cheaper to make than a zoom but the marketeers will doubtless find a way to make us spring more for it.
    Always learning.
  • picturetedpictureted Posts: 150Member
    A zoom's complication will add cost, but so does Nano coating, ED Glass and PF elements. If it focuses closely and quickly, it will get my $$$$.
    pictureted at flickr
  • jdbjdb Posts: 17Member
    This will be a dream lens for birders! Birders can never get close enough and almost always have to crop in post no matter the focal length.
    D600, D7100, 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 300 f/4 ED-IF, 16-35 f/4 VR, 105 f/2.8 AF-S VR, 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR, 85 f/1.8D, 50 f/1.4D, 80-200 f/2.8 AF, 20 f/3.5 AI, TC 1.4 II, TC 2.0 III
  • HankBHankB Posts: 172Member
    jdb said:

    I went back into the original NR Blog post and after reading all the comments the suggested size is going to be approximately 24cm. Weight is still a guess, but maybe in the 1650 grams range(?)

    Comparing with the 300 f/4 PF at 755g, at 500mm f/5.6 (2/3 longer focal length and 1 stop slower) should be at the most, 50% heavier. That would put it at the most, at 1kg.

    I could be totally wrong, but this does seem somewhat the pattern when comparing the non-PF primes.

    This fresnel design seems to do for size and weight what mirror lenses tried to do years ago, but this time with much much better IQ and a real diaphram.
  • ShuntoShunto Posts: 6Member
    I just bought the 300... I wished i had waited.. I might not even mount it on my 850 in hopes that i can trade it in for the 500. Good for birding.. and wildlife and sports the 300 is... Do you think the 500 will have the same characteristics?
  • jdbjdb Posts: 17Member
    Does anyone know the expected release date?
    D600, D7100, 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 300 f/4 ED-IF, 16-35 f/4 VR, 105 f/2.8 AF-S VR, 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR, 85 f/1.8D, 50 f/1.4D, 80-200 f/2.8 AF, 20 f/3.5 AI, TC 1.4 II, TC 2.0 III
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