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

  
 
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Lance B wrote:
Beautiful captures, Richard!


Thank you Lance



Feb 03, 2024 at 05:37 PM
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Thanks Molson, I had already looked there. Unfortunately, they are selling for more than new price.

I don't feed scalpers, so I'll wait for a new one.

molson wrote:
There seems to be several used ones in the Buy & Sell forum already...





Feb 04, 2024 at 08:31 AM
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p.26 #3 · p.26 #3 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Eastern Phoebe in the backyard.




Feb 04, 2024 at 11:42 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Molson, I had already looked there. Unfortunately, they are selling for more than new price.

I don't feed scalpers, so I'll wait for a new one.



Awhile back I grabbed the dealer list from Nikon's web site and spent some time going through it. For those dealers that allowed it, put my name on a "notify me when in stock" list and it paid off. Got an in stock notice yesterday, went to that dealer's web site and ordered one. I'm a happy camper.

You might try to do the same, as some of the smaller dealers seem to restock pretty quickly.



Feb 05, 2024 at 12:51 AM
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Thanks Fred, sounds like a great idea.

Fred Amico wrote:
Awhile back I grabbed the dealer list from Nikon's web site and spent some time going through it. For those dealers that allowed it, put my name on a "notify me when in stock" list and it paid off. Got an in stock notice yesterday, went to that dealer's web site and ordered one. I'm a happy camper.

You might try to do the same, as some of the smaller dealers seem to restock pretty quickly.





Feb 05, 2024 at 04:30 AM
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Not a bird...

Z9, ISO 800, F16, 1/640th 350mm, 16:9 aspect ratio.







Feb 05, 2024 at 04:09 PM
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  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Z TC-1.4x lens    840mm    f/9.0    1/1600s    3200 ISO    -2.3 EV  




Feb 11, 2024 at 12:28 PM
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  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    600mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    1250 ISO    -2.3 EV  




Feb 11, 2024 at 05:49 PM
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Bad perch so I had to resort to a portrait Same bird as above. A pretty stark example of the difference in IQ for frame filling shots as opposed to heavier crops with this lens. You folks lucky enough to have the big guns may not notice such a difference.




  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    600mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    1250 ISO    -2.3 EV  




Feb 11, 2024 at 06:00 PM
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Is it possible 180 - 600 is not that sharp with Nikon Z6 as with Z7II ?
I took some test shots / distance only 10 - 13 feet. Cameras on tripod with Datacolor SpyderLensCal. Even when I put manual and use in camera live-view magnification it does not seem like perfect sharp ( Z7II does very well)

I need to check again Z6 with 70-200 to see if this is Z6 issue
Anyone using this lens with old Z6




Feb 14, 2024 at 11:33 AM
 


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I've found that the 180-600 has been sharp with my Zf (same sensor as the Z6) and my Z9.
I think people expect too much from their lenses and are using the wrong criteria to judge them. Raw sharpness is one of many criteria in which we should consider the optics we use. If you want the sharpest lenses that cover the range of the 180-600, you might consider getting a 70-200 f2.8, 400 f4.5 (or 2.8S) and the 600PF (or f4S). Of course this will require a pretty significan expense and larger bag, but then you'll have the sharpest lenses to use.

Personally, I carry and shoot a 180-600 and 400 f2.8S, both have their purpose... and I never hesitate to use the 180-600 when that's the right lens to use.
cheers,
bruce





  NIKON Z f    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    180mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    2000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    360mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    6400 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Feb 14, 2024 at 01:17 PM
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OwlsEyes wrote:
I've found that the 180-600 has been sharp with my Zf (same sensor as the Z6) and my Z9.
I think people expect too much from their lenses and are using the wrong criteria to judge them. Raw sharpness is one of many criteria in which we should consider the optics we use. If you want the sharpest lenses that cover the range of the 180-600, you might consider getting a 70-200 f2.8, 400 f4.5 (or 2.8S) and the 600PF (or f4S). Of course this will require a pretty significan expense and larger bag, but then you'll have the sharpest
...Show more

Beautiful shots but really love that fox!!



Feb 14, 2024 at 02:42 PM
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George DeCamp wrote:
Beautiful shots but really love that fox!!


Thanks George!...
I've posted more from my trip on the Nature Board.

bruce



Feb 14, 2024 at 03:35 PM
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Fantastic shots Bruce. Have to say those images look pretty darn sharp to me.

OwlsEyes wrote:
I've found that the 180-600 has been sharp with my Zf (same sensor as the Z6) and my Z9.
I think people expect too much from their lenses and are using the wrong criteria to judge them. Raw sharpness is one of many criteria in which we should consider the optics we use. If you want the sharpest lenses that cover the range of the 180-600, you might consider getting a 70-200 f2.8, 400 f4.5 (or 2.8S) and the 600PF (or f4S). Of course this will require a pretty significan expense and larger bag, but then you'll have the sharpest
...Show more



Feb 14, 2024 at 04:10 PM
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robert_in_ca wrote:
Fantastic shots Bruce. Have to say those images look pretty darn sharp to me.



I used to think that the 200-500 f5.6 outperformed its price point; I have found the 180-600 to do so beyond that of the F-mount lens. While I'm sure there are copy variations between lenses, I've never experienced this before. While the 180-600 is my "cheap" telephoto lens, there is nothing cheap about how it performs.
cheers,
bruce



Feb 14, 2024 at 05:53 PM
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OwlsEyes wrote:
I've found that the 180-600 has been sharp with my Zf (same sensor as the Z6) and my Z9.
I think people expect too much from their lenses and are using the wrong criteria to judge them. Raw sharpness is one of many criteria in which we should consider the optics we use. If you want the sharpest lenses that cover the range of the 180-600, you might consider getting a 70-200 f2.8, 400 f4.5 (or 2.8S) and the 600PF (or f4S). Of course this will require a pretty significan expense and larger bag, but then you'll have the sharpest
...Show more

Congrats on these images - these are really fantastic!



Feb 14, 2024 at 07:04 PM
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Fist outing with my new 180-600 @ 600 - on a Z9




Feb 14, 2024 at 09:35 PM
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I used to think that the 200-500 f5.6 outperformed its price point; I have found the 180-600 to do so beyond that of the F-mount lens. While I'm sure there are copy variations between lenses, I've never experienced this before. While the 180-600 is my "cheap" telephoto lens, there is nothing cheap about how it performs.
cheers,
bruce


I agree with the sentiments that you've shared in the last few posts. Primes will always win at the end of the day, but proper use of a quality zoom lens yields real world results that are very comparable. I've shot the 200-500 and 500 pf and the zoom doesn't lose much to the prime as long as you have a good copy of the zoom. This new Nikon zoom easily bests the 200-500 so I'm sure that anyone would be happy with it outside of fringe use cases (heavy cropping, adding TC's etc.)

I've shot multiple systems and feel that this was true with Nikon 200-500, Sony 70-400, Sony 200-600. I even had good luck with the old school Canon 100-400 if used in the right conditions back when I was first shooting.



Feb 14, 2024 at 10:26 PM
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urbanwild wrote:
Congrats on these images - these are really fantastic!


Thank you very much



Feb 14, 2024 at 10:39 PM
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Could someone who use this type of lenses confirm this please. From B&H Website ( Questions)

Question --- "Backpack suggestions for the Z 180-600mm with Z9 attached and another 6"-7" lens?"

Answer --- "I think it is a bad idea to carry the Z9 or any camera in a backpack with a lens attached. All the jostling can result in misalignments of the lens and body, not to mentioning weakening the lens mount. The space savings in a backpack are minimal, and the time savings from not having to mount the lens are trivial. Save yourself grief and get a backpack in which you can carry lens and body separately."

- I've never heard of not carrying the lens attached to your camera in your backpack. Is it true or false



Feb 14, 2024 at 11:29 PM
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