800mm f 6.3 Z

PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,364Member
Well at an estimated $12000 no thanks ....200-500 only $1000 I will stick.

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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,645Member
    edited March 22
    Latest rumor is it may be a little cheaper; we will have to see. But even 12K is a decent price considering the F mount 800 5.6 is over 16K and the absurd Canon RF 800 5.6 (which is basically their latest 400 2.8 DSLR lens with a permanent 2x TC) is 17K.

    All signs point to this being a pretty successful lens for Nikon.
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  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 289Member
    Newest post on NR says $6,000. If this is true, I imagine they will sell quite a few. With the newly announced Canon selling for almost three times that price (and much more weight), I could see a lot of Canon users choosing the Nikon 800 and one Nikon body just for long wildlife (while staying with Canon for everything else).
  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 536Member
    If it is $6k it will be sold out for years.
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,645Member
    I'll believe that price when I see it but it does seem clear that Nikon has finally started to aggressively compete. Which is good.
  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,084Member
    If it is $6,000 I may be interested! I wouldn't buy it at $8,000
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 289Member
    Today's post says official announcement April 6 and price expected at $6,000. That's almost one third the price of the new Canon equivalent at only 1/3 of a stop less.
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,645Member
    Yep. Could get a Z9 with this lens and the 100-400 and both TC's and still have money left over compared to the cost of the Canon lens. Assuming you could actually find them of course!
  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 536Member
    Thats mine ordered as soon as the shop had them up for pre ordering. Really looking forward to this one. Sold my 500 PF and its accessories as I am using the 100-400 and will be using the 800 as a main lens with the 100-400 on a second body.
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 289Member
    Looks like official price is $6500 in USA (based on email I got from my local shop). I don't know who would buy the Canon $17k heavyweight when this is available.
  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 536Member

    Looks like official price is $6500 in USA (based on email I got from my local shop). I don't know who would buy the Canon $17k heavyweight when this is available.

    Sensible Canon users would buy the 600 f/4.0 and a 1.4x TC. I don't think the RF 800 and 1200 are particularly good value, though they do let you add additional extenders if 800 and 1200 is too short for your subject.
  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 670Member
    Just watched Steve Perry's first full(ish) review of the lens and to say he is enthusiastic about it is a gross understatement. I've followed him for years and have not known him to come off as a fanboi of the hardware he tests. He positively gushes over this lens. If you haven't seen it take a look. As a retired college professor, this level of equipment is well beyond my means, but for wildlife shooters with the budget for it, the 800/f6.3 on Z9 looks like THE combo.

    https://backcountrygallery.com/nikon-800-pf-review-for-wildlife-photographers/

    Good hunting
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,364Member
    edited April 9
    Sample photos in todays blog post
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  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,084Member
    I will order one in about half a year. My dealer will be able to get me that lens. Right now I have my Z 9 coming and I opted for the 14-30mm F4 lens. That will be the lens I use for right now with the Z 9 until I buy the 800 f6.3. My new Z 100-400 is on my quite new Z 6 II and will stay set up that way for some time. I also have the 24-70 F4 which I am very happy with. The 800 PF 6.3 is for me a must buy lens!
  • bcmmikebcmmike Posts: 42Member
    Oyyyy, I actually wish it was more expensive so I would be tempted to try to stretch the budget to buy it. :p
  • DaveyJDaveyJ Posts: 1,084Member
    edited May 4
    I am using the Z 9 now. Thought I would use it mostly with the 14-30 F4. I am using it mostly with the 100-400 Z S lens. It is amazing! The Z 800 f 6.3 PF will have to wait....
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  • photobunnyphotobunny Posts: 536Member
    Looks like the 20th will see some of the first UK stock, hopefully. Looking forward to getting mine and getting out there.
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