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New Nikkor 200-500/5.6

Angelo Bufalino 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 05:36 CET

‪Nikon‬ shooters rejoice. You now have an affordable super tele that knocks the socks off the Tamron 150-600 and the Sigma 150-600. The new ‪Nikkor‬ 200-500 f/5.6 arrived at my place today. Out of the box I am very impressed. Build quality is very solid. Weight is EASILY managed. Focus is fast and accurate. VR excellent. I am looking forward to a thorough test run this week. This was hand held at 500mm and 1/400th f/5.6

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Oscar Lammers Photography 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:07 CET

Thats a nice example! I'm planning to buy this lens next year! I'm looking forward to see some sample pictures taken with this lens!

Mark de Bruin 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 13:01 CET

First off congratulations with your new piece of glass! Really curious to hear your opinion about it, keep us posted!

Björn Van Brussel 
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Posted 19 November 2015 - 18:47 CET

Could you show some full resolution examples instead of cropped ones please?

Martin Thoeni - Powerplanes 

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:05 CET

I have ordered the lens, when it was announced by Nikon.

Sine the beginning of october I'm shooting with this phantatstic new lens.

I wanted to test it at Axalp, but unfortunately it was cancelled :-(

But here you can see some pictures made with the Nikkor 200-500mm together with Nikon D800 an D7200:

http://www.powerplanes.ch/base-visits/2015/emmen_4_november_2015/index.html

http://www.powerplanes.ch/axalp/2015/index.html

http://www.powerplanes.ch/airports/buochs/16_november_2015_mit_pc-24/index.html

I'm really happy about this lens and I'm really thinking about selling my Nikkor 200-400mm 1:4 VR.

The 200-500mm is 1kg less of weight, 100mm more focal length and only 1 aperture less (1:5.6) than the 200-400mm. You can use a 1.4x teleconverter, then you have a 700mm lens, but not really good quality....

Björn Van Brussel 
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Posted 25 November 2015 - 14:00 CET

Hi Martin, can you confirm that the VR works just fine for panning on the 200-500? I currently own an 80-400 and I have the impression that the VR is more counter-productive than it's supposed to be. It regularly creates ghosting.

Maybe it needs a little check to see if the VR works fine. Wouldn't be the first time I have a new lens that is already broken from the beginning :(

Angelo Bufalino 

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Posted 6 December 2015 - 13:51 CET

Go to the link below to see some more shots

Taken with this lens.

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ajbufalino/23543341505/

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/ajbufalino/23477882826/

martynboyd 
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Posted 1 February 2016 - 12:27 CET

Angelo, great photo and I envy you your lens!! In my position as University Photographer at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland I sometimes borrowed the Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5 VRII when I'd go to an airshow. It did ok, got some great shots with it but focus was a bit too slow. maybe sometime I will be able to treat myself to your lens. My gear is no longer bought for me by an employer, I am on my own now so it's ££ outta my pocket and I need to make some more before buying that beauty! Enjoy.

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