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Nikon 200-500

Discussion in 'photo' started by ron, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thought I'd give one of these zooms a go with the D500. I've only tried it briefly, the weathers not been great so I just got a few Robin pics.
    Its not too heavy , focus speed is definitely not as fast as either of my 300 primes with or without TC's. I'll see how it goes after more use. The build isn't bad although the lens hood is flimsy . VR is excellent, I could use it down at 1/10 at 500mm for static objects.
    Its pretty sharp too

    [​IMG]D500 200-500 by leon kirkbride, on Flickr

    500mm f5.6 , 1/25-1/50 , ISO800

    [​IMG]_DSC5759_DxO D500 200-500 by leon kirkbride, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_DSC5774_DxO D500 200-500 by leon kirkbride, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_DSC5831_DxO D500 200-500 by leon kirkbride, on Flickr
  2. Milan

    Milan pfm Member

    It works pretty well don't you think? How would you rate the quality and versatility against the primes?
  3. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Had a play with one of those in LCE the other week. Mulling over getting one for Motorsport. Quite impressed with the VR as you mention, AF speed is the one thing that is causes me to pause.
  4. ron

    ron Tweaker

    For the price I'm impressed, its not as sharp as say my 300mm f2.8 + TC's (near or distant objects) but I wasn't expecting it to. Its closer to the 300mm PF + TC-14e iii, for closer distance the PF + TC is sharper but for longer distance objects the 200-500 is better . The main downside is focus speed, its slower than both primes with or without TC's
  5. ron

    ron Tweaker

    The focus speed is its biggest weakness imo, its accurate and once its grabbed it stays locked on, the speed to lock on way behind the primes with or without TC's, its slower than my 80-400G too
  6. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Ron , WOW those Robin images are great ,
  7. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Thanks for the feedback on AF performance. Great shots as always.
  8. ron

    ron Tweaker

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  9. ron

    ron Tweaker

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  10. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Superb images Ron!
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  11. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thank you
  12. ron

    ron Tweaker

  13. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    That first Stag image is fantastic. Shows what you can get out of that lens, and that is not detracting from the skill of the person behind the camera. Top work.
  14. ron

    ron Tweaker

  15. Mort2k

    Mort2k pfm Member

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  16. user510

    user510 pfm Member

    re: OP lens. Nice! Sharp indeed.
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  17. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thanks Steve.
    Nice Owl shot Robert
    Not the fastest lens but works well on the D500 and D850

    [​IMG]850_4517_DxO by leon kirkbride, on Flickr
  18. DaddyDJ

    DaddyDJ pfm Member

    I have been toying with the idea of getting on of these. My 70-300 is just not long enough ( and not really suitable for TX).
    It would be interesting to see a comparison against you 300mm prime with TX.
    Brilliant shots, with fantastic detail.
  19. ron

    ron Tweaker

  20. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Amazing set as usual, but those last two are pretty special. Top work.
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