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POLL: "Would you buy a 500mm f/5.6 selling for $4,000-5,000"
Yes, would love to get one
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25.4%
No, I wouldn't get one as it is too much cash for a short/slow lens
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47.5%
No, I would rather get a 500/4, 600/4 or 800/5.6
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No, I would rather get a shorter lens & add a TC
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8.5%

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Nov 21, 2014 08:41 |  #16

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17282301 (external link)
The prices have skyrocketed from launch. Every time they changed the coating formula they added another 2K or so.

Like I said, I never should have sold mine. I could triple my money now.

Still, an updated version with IS and an inbuilt TC would be the ultimate wildlife lens, going up to 112mm f/8. Just pair it with a 70-200 for close subjects and you're set!




  
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Nov 23, 2014 02:20 |  #17

Shadowblade wrote in post #17279053 (external link)
OK, make it Sport and OS instead of L and IS and halve the price.

I meant OS and Sport ;) based on how Sigma price it now. CDS is right. I should have gotten one when I had the chance.


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Mar 09, 2015 17:09 |  #18

tkbslc wrote in post #17276443 (external link)
Pentax makes one, just a point of reference. Well actually it's a 560mm f5.6

http://www.us.ricoh-imaging.com …PENTAX_DA_560mm​_F5.6ED_AW (external link)

$7000 new.

Not to mention several new 150-600mm zooms that have good image quality.


That Pentax lens, however, does not include IS.
Sheesh, Didn't realize how old this thread was, I apologize -?


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Aug 04, 2015 04:49 |  #19

Nikon came out with a 200-500/5.6 VR

IMAGE: http://www.nikon-image.com/products/lens/nikkor/af-s_nikkor_200-500mm_f56e_ed_vr/img/index/product_01.jpg

- 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)

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Oct 19, 2015 14:04 |  #20

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

QUOTED IMAGE

- 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)

Before seeing this, I would not have thought that Canon would release a 500/5.6 at less than $4000. Hopefully Canon follows suit with something comparible. I'd jump all over that lens if I had a Nikon set up.


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Oct 29, 2015 08:28 |  #21

I have one. It works great. Just add a 2X TC to my 300L and wala.


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Nov 26, 2015 04:31 |  #22

I had not known that there was this thread. My thread was moved to this forum.
Anyway, just discovered that Nikon has a Zoom 200-500mm f5.6 at US$1400.
If the IQ is as good as EF100-400 II - selling for US2200. I think Canon has lost the plot if it does not at least respond in kind or come up with a competitive lens.

Meantime, I would readily buy a Sigma Sport 500mm f5.6 if the IQ and AF is on par with its other Sport/Art lenses. I would be willing to pay US$2500-3k. But if it was priced at US$2000 - I would think it would sell out real fast (on the supposition that it would have better IQ and AF than the nikon's 200-500 f5.6).


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Nov 26, 2015 09:53 |  #23

Canonised wrote in post #17797166 (external link)
I had not known that there was this thread. My thread was moved to this forum.
Anyway, just discovered that Nikon has a Zoom 200-500mm f5.6 at US$1400.
If the IQ is as good as EF100-400 II - selling for US2200. I think Canon has lost the plot if it does not at least respond in kind or come up with a competitive lens...

Despite what seems obvious, appearances can be deceiving. I understand the the AF of the Canon is light years better than the new Nikon. Haven't heard on IQ or IS (VR) yet.


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Nov 28, 2015 01:19 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #24

Apparently the early shipment of the new Nikon was corrected in subsequent shipments. So the AF issues seems to be knicked. Also saw some images and they seem promising. I would love to read a comparison review - even though on two different platforms.


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