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Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF VR Initial Impressions

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#1 Herman


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:21 PM

Interesting review by PhotographyLife...


Link: https://photographyl...adb44-184115053



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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:43 PM

Good read.


In my opinion, a superb lens.  


The benefits outweigh the negatives by a country mile, in my opinion when you consider the cost savings.  I will wager, this technology will replace standard glass lenses.


Why do I say this?


After spending a day walking almost 6 km up and down hills and stairs to walkways crossing the track, I was nowhere near as tired as I have been in the past carrying my 200-400mm behemoth, by comparison. 


I am pretty fussy with image quality and honestly, if there is some, it is barely noticeable. I might still give the nod to the 200-400 in terms of superior image quality but there is a price to pay to haul that around versus this beauty.


What really impressed me was the focus lock.  It was fast and accurate. And, just as important, you can hand hold this thing with no worries.  Very impressive.


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