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Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Starting the inevitable 180-600 image thread. Only had a few minutes with it as I had to go to work a few minutes after it showed up but I had to take a few bokeh test shots as that is what I'm most curious about with this lens. It can render nicely, but does have a lot of double edging going on here. These are high iso 8k z8 jpgs all wide open. Will update with better real world examples this weekend.

If anyone wants any specific kind of sample shots let me know, I'll try and provide

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330 same scene as above






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Sep 01, 2023 at 09:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Iíd like to see how it compares with the 100-400 @400 with the 1.4tc.


Sep 01, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


rick_reno wrote:
Iíd like to see how it compares with the 100-400 @400 with the 1.4tc.


A friend of mine I am shooting with this weekend has that same combo, Iíll try and get a few side by sides



Sep 01, 2023 at 11:50 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


How about against the 400/4.5 + 1.4x TC. 😊


Sep 01, 2023 at 11:55 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


The doubling is a bit interesting because it doesn't seem to quite jive with the typical Nisen bokeh issue of line/edge doubling. If it were caused by Niseh bokeh I'd expect to see bright rims on the specular bokeh balls in the very first image, but instead they are nice and smooth.

Was VR (aka IS) turned on for these shots? That can sometimes do weird things too.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to share even these first quick images! Hope you get time to enjoy the lens soon.



Sep 01, 2023 at 12:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


New lens curse, all I get is mallards and geese, maybe tomorrow

Untouched jpgs f6.3 vs f8


















Sep 01, 2023 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


A few more














Sep 01, 2023 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Mmm sashimi

600mm 6.3








Sep 02, 2023 at 09:22 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


I'm glad you were one of the first to get your hands on this lens. I've seen what you're capable of using higher tier glass so if this lens doesn't stand up to scrutiny we can be pretty sure it's all on the lens and not the user. Looking forward to more samples and especially your impressions. TFS
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Sep 02, 2023 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


sum1sgrampa wrote:
I'm glad you were one of the first to get your hands on this lens. I've seen what you're capable of using higher tier glass so if this lens doesn't stand up to scrutiny we can be pretty sure it's all on the lens and not the user. Looking forward to more samples and especially your impressions. TFS
Gary


Hey, thanks for the kind words. I will certainly keep the images coming! I'm loving it so far, it is a little soft wide open compared to the primes but I think it helps with the overall render. It's not soft to the point where LR can't crisp it up a bit and I've had no complaints about shooting wide open.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


390mm f6 iso4000

Minor LR adjustment only.








Sep 02, 2023 at 09:09 PM
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I took a couple comparison shots with the 180-600 at 560mm f6.3 and f8 vs the 100-400 with 1.4 TC at f8. Nothing scientific, just quick snaps with similar settings, imported raw files into NX and exported as full quality jpg. Nothing else was changed.

Close distance
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600 at 560 6.3






600 at 560 f8







Medium distance
400 1.4TC f8






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600 at 560 f8









Sep 02, 2023 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


The 100-400+1.4x certainly is usable and looks fine, but the 180-600 is better here. I only have one question: when's mine going to get here?


Sep 02, 2023 at 09:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


180mm f6.3








Sep 03, 2023 at 06:54 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


500mm 6.3








Sep 03, 2023 at 06:59 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Same heron as above, at 520mm 6.3








Sep 03, 2023 at 07:10 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


These are great and exactly what I have been wanting to see! I have a bit of a different questionóany idea how the 180-600 at 400mm wide open compares to the 100-400 at 400mm wide open (both without TCs)? I am trying to decide whether to take the 100-400 or the 180-600 to Botswana as my mid-range zoom (in addition to my long prime) and would want the 180-600 to be roughly as sharp in the mid-ranges. Havenít seen anyone comment on that including Ricci in his initial review. If you have any thoughts on this I would love to hear them. Thanks again for posting these!


Sep 03, 2023 at 09:55 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


nextlife1 wrote:
These are great and exactly what I have been wanting to see! I have a bit of a different questionóany idea how the 180-600 at 400mm wide open compares to the 100-400 at 400mm wide open (both without TCs)? I am trying to decide whether to take the 100-400 or the 180-600 to Botswana as my mid-range zoom (in addition to my long prime) and would want the 180-600 to be roughly as sharp in the mid-ranges. Havenít seen anyone comment on that including Ricci in his initial review. If you have any thoughts on this I would love to
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No problem! I Will try and catch up with my friend with the 100-400 again and take a few non TC samples. The lens seems stronger from 180-450 or so but donít quote me on this yet, just a preliminary observation. Iím out shooting again today, Iíll try and get some more midrange samples.



Sep 03, 2023 at 11:48 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Kasper6188 wrote:
No problem! I Will try and catch up with my friend with the 100-400 again and take a few non TC samples. The lens seems stronger from 180-450 or so but donít quote me on this yet, just a preliminary observation. Iím out shooting again today, Iíll try and get some more midrange samples.


FabulousóI really appreciate your efforts. Enjoy your day of shooting!



Sep 03, 2023 at 12:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Those photos came out great Kasper6188, really shows off the rendering which really looks good! I'll have mine when I get home (visiting kids and grandkids) from NY! Thanks for the posts!


Sep 03, 2023 at 01:53 PM
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