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Nikon 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor

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Specifications:
Super fast, super quiet lens using Nikon's Silent Wave motor technology

Powerful super-telephoto for PJ, sports and nature photography

M/A switch for fast transitions from AF to manual focus

No power drain when manually focusing


 


          
Andybrightuk
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Registered: Feb 23, 2002
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Review Date: Oct 10, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Clarity, resolving power and colour rendition.
Cons:
weight

A big lump of glass and metal!! For small songbird photography this lens is a must. Some may say a Sigma 800mm is the answer but that's f5.6 and the subject to background seperation just isn't as convincing. Besides, stick a 1.4x teleconverter on and you outreach an 800mm Sigma yet still have rapid AF, stick a 1.7x on and you still have AF (though your technique and support will have to be perfect to get sharp results)

Optical clarity, colour rendition stand out in the results. Backgrounds are thrown out to perfection, seperating the subject from any distractions.
AF-S is rapid and quiet.

The 4 focus lock buttons on the lens body don't seem quite as important with modern cameras these days.

The huge HK23 hood has the benefit of being two sections, allowing just one section to be used when conditions allow... flare being less of an issue in cloudy northern europe.

Personally, I would have preferred a more hand-friendly tripod foot with finger grooves (although more comfortable lower profile 'feet' are available)

Minimum focus distance isn't quite up to modern standards but is alleviated with a teleconverter or extension tubes for smaller subjects.

Look for this on the used market for a real bargain, I picked up an optically mint ex paparazzi model (with an exciting history) for a steal.

For goodness sake, realise just how big and heavy any 600mm f4 is before purchasing, for most a 500mm f4 will be a more sensible option. Lens support will need to be the best and this means legsets like the Gitzo 1548 and a gimbal type head.

More details and images at http://www.digiscoped.com/600mm.html


Oct 10, 2005
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drwagner
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Registered: Feb 16, 2004
Location: United States
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Review Date: Jul 31, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $6,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Color rendition, sharpness and contrast.
Cons:
Unavoidable, but size/weight.

If you're into wildlife this lens is a must. Excellent when matched with the D2H body.

Jul 31, 2004
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Nikon 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 31732 Oct 10, 2005
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $6,500.00
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
10.00
9.00
10.0
1952NAS_180