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

  
 
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p.27 #1 · p.27 #1 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


PIOK wrote:
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
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I guess it depends on how the lens and body are supported in the bag during the carrying. If the lens hangs from the camera this isn't a good thing as a heavy lens isn't meant to be carried in this way. However, I don't think this is typical and usually the bag supports the lens's weight and camera is just there on top (it's worth thinking about the forces when making the bag configuration with the walls etc., though).

The main risk is that if the bag is dropped and if the camera body hits the ground first and a heavy lens is attached, this can indeed break the mount (there are several reported cases online). For this reason I rarely carry the camera with lens attached in the bag and usually take them apart and place them in their own compartments. However, for a small to medium lens, this shouldn't make a difference. With a heavy supertelephoto it is worth thinking about the risks, though.

Bags do get dropped from time to time.



Feb 15, 2024 at 03:17 AM
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I never travel with a lens on a body that is roughly the size of a 70-200mm and bigger and this to avoid stress on the mount. My gear is too valuable and the misalignment argument is coming from the DSLR days.
Nonetheless, the body and lens never get clicked on each other during travels.



Feb 15, 2024 at 05:35 AM
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p.27 #3 · p.27 #3 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


It depends. I travel with my lenses attached to my bodies when I am using my roller or my glass limo bag. I do so because they both have braces that support the lens right at the mount to the camera body. With my other bags like my Guru Gear (which has minimal padding), I travel with the lenses unattached until I get to my final destination, after which I will attach them and keep them that way.

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Feb 15, 2024 at 07:51 AM
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PIOK wrote:
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
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In contrast to Vinnie, I always travel with my lenses attached to bodies. I just got back from an extended trip to Japan and left my Z9 on my 400 f2.8S and Zf on my 180-600,,, If you tend to drop your bag a lot and then shoot, keep the bodies detached. If you put your bag down (doesn't have to be gently), then you can keep your bodies attached without fear of doing any damage to the mounts.
Most bags are well padded and designed to protect your gear from the occasional bump and jostle.
bruce.




Feb 15, 2024 at 07:52 AM
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OwlsEyes wrote:
In contrast to Vinnie, I always travel with my lenses attached to bodies. I just got back from an extended trip to Japan and left my Z9 on my 400 f2.8S and Zf on my 180-600,,, If you tend to drop your bag a lot and then shoot, keep the bodies detached. If you put your bag down (doesn't have to be gently), then you can keep your bodies attached without fear of doing any damage to the mounts.
Most bags are well padded and designed to protect your gear from the occasional bump and jostle.
bruce.



I've also always traveled and carried my long lens with body attached. I think the important thing is to be sure the fit is snug. You certainly don't want anything jostling about. I did it with my D500 and 500 F4 and doing it now with my Z9 and 180-600. The bag I currently use for the Z9 and 180-600 is the Tenba Solstice 12L Backpack. I don't think it was designed as a "long lens" bag but I tried it in a camera shop and It fits the lens and body perfectly with no additional room and no movement. There's only enough extra room for spare battery, phone, wallet, memory cards, keys, water bottle, etc. My monopod can be carried in a side pocket. That was by design. I wanted the smallest bag possible.



Feb 15, 2024 at 08:57 AM
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p.27 #6 · p.27 #6 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Although I donít have a 180-600 (yet) the concept of this bag discussion is fairly universal. My practice is situation and bag dependant. I currently carry a D5 and Z9. If Iím going to a venue like an arena or stadium with my roller bag I have everything detached as it fits well and Iím unsure until I arrive which gear I will be using first.
If Iím outdoors with a backpack I will likely have my gear attached based on likelihood of use as I prefer not to change lenses in the elements if I can avoid it.



Feb 15, 2024 at 11:08 AM
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p.27 #7 · p.27 #7 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Hi Fred - I'm wondering if you mind sharing how long it took between when you were 'put on the list' and when you received your 180-600. I'm hoping to get my hands on one before a safari trip in August and I'm debating ordering one from a place and getting on the backorder list vs. waiting to be notified from a company (B&H, Adorama, Best Buy) when it's back in stock and buy it then. Thanks!



Feb 16, 2024 at 09:21 PM
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p.27 #8 · p.27 #8 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


bmau wrote:
Hi Fred - I'm wondering if you mind sharing how long it took between when you were 'put on the list' and when you received your 180-600. I'm hoping to get my hands on one before a safari trip in August and I'm debating ordering one from a place and getting on the backorder list vs. waiting to be notified from a company (B&H, Adorama, Best Buy) when it's back in stock and buy it then. Thanks!


I guess this was directed to me. As noted earlier I used the Nikon USA dealer list to get dealer names, then checked their web site. For those that allowed it, put my name on their "contact me when in stock list". Wound up waiting a little over three weeks to get a hit from a dealer in Ohio, and that is where I got mine. Then a few days after getting the lens from them got another email from a Las Vegas dealer saying they now had stock.

I usually shop at B&H for almost everything photography related, except when it comes to a new item that is in short supply and great demand. I find you almost always stand a much better chance of getting it in a reasonable time by adding your name to the smaller dealer lists. Hope that helps.



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Feb 16, 2024 at 09:35 PM
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Another from my first outing with this lens - shot at 600mm on a Z9




Feb 16, 2024 at 09:38 PM
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Fred Amico wrote:
I guess this was directed to me. As noted earlier I used the Nikon USA dealer list to get dealer names, then checked their web site. For those that allowed it, put my name on their "contact me when in stock list". Wound up waiting a little over three weeks to get a hit from a dealer in Ohio, and that is where I got mine. Then a few days after getting the lens from them got another email from a Las Vegas dealer saying they now had stock.

I usually shop at B&H for almost everything photography related, except
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Thanks for the quick reply, Fred - 1st time posting so still trying to figure out the 'quoting' things I'll give that route a whirl. Fingers crossed I can get my hands on one in a few weeks!!!



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p.27 #11 · p.27 #11 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Was out in the cold today for bird count day and saw a mated pair of red shouldered hawks.

Male on a fence



Male and female perched together




Feb 17, 2024 at 01:21 PM
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p.27 #12 · p.27 #12 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


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  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    220mm    f/5.6    1/400s    320 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Feb 19, 2024 at 08:38 AM
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1st Outing my my new 180-600 on the Nikon Z8












Feb 19, 2024 at 09:02 AM
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p.27 #14 · p.27 #14 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Really nice shots and the colors are great too, Sootchucker.


Feb 19, 2024 at 09:08 AM
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p.27 #15 · p.27 #15 · Official Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR Image Thread


Cardinal at sunrise




  NIKON Z f    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    600mm    f/6.3    1/125s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 19, 2024 at 09:44 AM
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  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    600mm    f/6.3    1/800s    320 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  NIKON Z 9    NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR lens    560mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    320 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Feb 19, 2024 at 04:29 PM
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geekcop wrote:
Really nice shots and the colors are great too, Sootchucker.


Many thanks.



Feb 19, 2024 at 05:14 PM
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Z9 with 180-600 @600mm




Feb 19, 2024 at 09:25 PM
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Got to spend some time with a Great Blue Heron at a local lake. I love this lens, it convinced the heron to both catch a fish AND stand in an aesthetic area.











Feb 20, 2024 at 10:41 AM
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#2 is outstanding


Feb 20, 2024 at 11:22 AM
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