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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

 
smythie
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Aug 04, 2015 05:41 |  #1

Just spotted this in the Lens Rumors section. Thanks Dolina for bringing it up

dolina wrote in post #17655770 (external link)
Nikon came out with a 200-500/5.6 VR

- less than $1,400
- 2.3kg
- 4.5 stops of VR
- 108mm x 267.5mm

http://www.nikonusa.co​m ...0mm-f%252F5.6E-ED-VR.html (external link)

Looks like a very interesting proposition. Granted, it's not a 600 at f/5.6 but will be very interested to see how it performs. For most users it will be most important how it performs out at 500mm and even with a 1.4tc

Seems to be a similar size and weight to the Sigma 120-300 so should be *just* hand holdable with an arguably better VR system. Lighter and smaller than the Sigma 150-600 Sport and cheaper too by the look of the Nikon website. That Nikon isn't pricing it really high is not promising though


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Aug 20, 2015 06:57 |  #2

Would like to see real world testing as the price is a great starting point




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Aug 24, 2015 15:02 |  #3

cupic wrote in post #17676093 (external link)
Would like to see real world testing as the price is a great starting point

I'm with you on that.

I had a chance to play with on at the bird fair on Sunday and was quite impressed, focus was fast but they had it on a D4s.
The zoom ring seems to take a bit of turning to get from 200 to 500 .




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Sep 14, 2015 03:18 |  #4

With barrel zoomed out only adds 7.5cm to overall length
Only sticky point is if the TC 1.4 II is good to go or will only the newer III model work on the f/5.6 to make it f/8


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Sep 24, 2015 07:52 |  #5

Anybody have this lens yet? I know a guy on flickr who has one and he said it is sharp, focuses fast, and the VR is great. I think he has every Nikon lens out there for wild life. I asked him about the 1.4 TC...haven't heard back.

Will the 1.4 take the lens to f8? An f4 lens with a 1.4 goes to 5.6....


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Sep 24, 2015 18:35 |  #6

Don't have it unfortunately. Good to hear that it is a good performer though.

And yes, I would expect a 1.4 tc to take it to f/8. I'd be very surprised if Nikon designed it such that it would not physically take a TC


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Sep 24, 2015 20:32 |  #7

I had the Sigma 150-600 on my wish list until this was announced. Now this one is. And Fro Knows Photo did a review and was impressed with it. I just wish I had the money for it. vmad


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Sep 25, 2015 06:40 |  #8

Another report that the 200-500 works amazingly with the 1.4TCII.


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Sep 28, 2015 01:25 |  #9

A few more reviews done

http://www.feddestudio​s.com/blog/500 (external link)

http://jesuise.tumblr.​com ...n-200-500mm-f56-telephoto (external link)


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Oct 02, 2015 04:31 |  #10

My friend has this lens and is very impressed with. He said that the VR is much better than his 600mm/4 VR and is even able to take sharp pictures at 1/20s 500mm handheld. Very sharp, great AF and nice bokeh.
https://500px.com ...s&ctx_q=karol+waszk​iewicz (external link)


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Oct 10, 2015 22:15 |  #11

I ave decided to pull the pin on this lens as this AF problem doesnt make me feel the love to nikon blunders yet again in
rushing products .perhaps one day the sigma 150-600 sports will be included in my shopping basket or one step up
120-300 f/2.8




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Dec 20, 2015 05:02 |  #12

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Dec 20, 2015 08:49 |  #13

....I thought this thread was long dead.....:cry:

Thanx tyr-sog for the giving a new ljfe to the thread......with superb images...!!!


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Dec 23, 2015 18:36 |  #14

PIXPHATIC wrote in post #17825708 (external link)
....I thought this thread was long dead.....:cry:

Thanx tyr-sog for the giving a new ljfe to the thread......with superb images...!!!


I've just been posting in the 'Got a Nikon' thread lol :arrow:

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