Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3              5       6       end
  

Archive 2013 · Nikon 500 f/4.0
  
 
Grantland
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Hi,

I am picking up a 500 f/4.0 VR on Monday and was hoping to see some pics taken with this lens.

Anyone care to share?

Thanks,

Grant



Mar 09, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Steve Perry
Online
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Sure I'll play. The 500mm is fantastic, although I'm in the process of upgrading to a 600mm.

Here's some pics:












































Mar 09, 2013 at 05:04 PM
unravel
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


wowza


Mar 09, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Grantland
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


wow, these are amazing. polar bears are my favorite animal of all time. thanks for sharing. very inspiring.

if only the lens made one a great wildlife photographer.

what is your body of choice?



Mar 09, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Steve Perry
Online
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Thanks Right now a D4. Five of the images above were taken it.


Mar 09, 2013 at 05:19 PM
SSISteve
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Super images!! Love the burrowing owls. Where were those taken??


Steve



Mar 09, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Jammyn
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


These are the images I aspire to take. This lens is definitely on my buy list, in the distant future, that is


Mar 09, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Grantland
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Steve Perry wrote:
Thanks Right now a D4. Five of the images above were taken it.


steve

have you used ether a D800 or (e) with this lens?

I hope to buy a D4 sometime soon but will be shooting with a D800 at this time.




Mar 09, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Steve Perry
Online
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Thanks again.

@ Steve - the owls were in Cape Coral, FL - just outside the public library!



Mar 09, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Steve Perry
Online
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Grantland wrote:
steve

have you used ether a D800 or (e) with this lens?

I hope to buy a D4 sometime soon but will be shooting with a D800 at this time.



Yup, works great with a D800. The D4 is just quicker and has a much deeper buffer. I actually tried it with the D800 at first but the more I used it on the D4, the more I liked that combo better. Just need a smide more reach most of the time, so 600mm here I come. I'm already missing the lighter weight and smaller size fo the 500 though...



Mar 09, 2013 at 07:11 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



Rodolfo Paiz
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Jesus Christ, Steve... way to make the rest of us look bad before anyone else even participates. Leave us a little room, OK? Those shots -- especially the polar bears -- are truly stunning. Bravissimo!

I'll go ahead and add a couple of images to the pile here... haven't gotten away from civilization for a long time so there's one pair of birds from Ngorongoro, and then aviation is what you get:













Mar 09, 2013 at 07:35 PM
klb1122
Online

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Steve, I can't get over how absolutely beautiful those pictures are. Two thumbs WAY up!


Mar 09, 2013 at 07:54 PM
SteveF
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Steve - That first PB is great.

Rodolfo - first plane shot is just top notch.

Kind of a different '500' direction for me - this was this Venus transit last summer. The extra spots were on the sun and not the sensor.









Mar 09, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Steve Perry
Online
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Thanks again

@ Rodolfo - Wow - those are pretty sweet - that first plane just blows my mind!

@ SteveF - That's really cool! Did you have to use some sort of filter I assume?



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:10 PM
ShutteredMe
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Amazing captures! I used to have the 500mm and loved it. As with most, I wanted more reach and went with a 600mm. I missed to ability to handhold it. The 600mm is limited on the tripod sometimes. Sometimes I missed shots because I have to put the tripod down and set up the 600mm. You will love the 500mm.


Mar 09, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Chris Dees
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


ShutteredMe wrote:
Amazing captures! I used to have the 500mm and loved it. As with most, I wanted more reach and went with a 600mm. I missed to ability to handhold it. The 600mm is limited on the tripod sometimes. Sometimes I missed shots because I have to put the tripod down and set up the 600mm. You will love the 500mm.


Great pictures Steve!!!!!!
That's my experience with the 600VR as well and I "downgraded" to a 500VR last week (no images yet).



Mar 09, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Tim Ashton
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Thanks Steve and Rodolfo

Another reason to shoot Canon

After all, you only have to go across to the Canon forum to find out that the only long glass is Canon, and hey, just look how many threads there are extolling the 1DX

Hey Peter (Petkal) You had a look at these??

Tim



Mar 09, 2013 at 10:58 PM
ScottSchupbach
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Steve and Roldolfo, Those are some great examples! I had a 500/4 AFS II for about 6 months and sold it and bought the 400/2.8 VR.
When I saw Steve Perry's 500/4 go up for sale here It got me thinking abought another 500/4.I shoot alot of H.S. sports and the extra stop of the 400/2.8 helps alot under lights.
I've been doing more and more Bird and Nature photography lately and the more reach the better, the 400/2.8 VR and 1.4x is pretty much idistinguuishable from the bare 500/4 I had, but I can tell the difference from the 400+1.7 TC and the 500/4 + 1.4 TC.
Anyway I'm still kicking it around right now.



Mar 09, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Gary Irwin
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Great choice Grant. I love my 500VR....a couple of fav's of mine...one action capture, and one showing resolution/sharpness in good light...
















Mar 09, 2013 at 11:17 PM
ScottSchupbach
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Nikon 500 f/4.0


Gary, I've told you before, that Rough-legged Hawk capture is the best I've seen of that species! I would have that large and hanging on my wall!


Mar 09, 2013 at 11:55 PM
1
       2       3              5       6       end




FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       3              5       6       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password