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Re: Nikon announces 500mm f/5.6 PF lens development...


arbitrage wrote:
TimMunsey wrote:
Disappointed, I think the 600mm F/5.6 PF is far more attractive.

Tim


Yes, that would be a little more unique as we already have 500/5.6 in the 200-500. However, a 600/5.6 front element puts that lens into $7000 territory like the Canon 400/4 DOII and although the 400DOII is a relatively lightweight lens it is still not an ideal lightweight BIF lens. But a 600/5.6 PF would be a very attractive lens no doubt.

Hopefully the 600/5.6 PF will come out eventually as we did see the patent for it. I think the 3rd patent for the 400/5.6 PF lens would be a bad idea to produce as the 300PF/1.4TC is as good as I could see anyone needing even for the toughest BIF subjects.


Yes, 5.6/500PF has two competitors with similar focal length and aperture in the 300PF + 1.7xTC and the 200-500. Of course those are both quite different in many other ways but it will be interesting to see where the 500PF lands regarding image quality, AF speed, weight and price compared to these other options.

I think a 5.6/400PF could make sense for birders because in most areas 300mm is really too short and 400mm is a better starting point, assuming the price isn't much higher than the 300PF.



Jun 14, 2018 at 09:23 AM





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