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Nikon 200-500

Discussion in 'photo' started by ron, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    “Not too bad”.... Ron, these are fabulous, beautiful photos thanks.
     
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  2. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thanks both , must admit for a zoom this is a good lens , I was standing 3-4 meters away when I took these so had to crop quite heavy .
     
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  5. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    These are absolutely superb Ron! Making me want to trade my Tamron 150-600 for the Nikon 200-500....

    Lefty
     
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  6. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Both stunning shots but the Wren is fantastic. Great capture.
     
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  7. ron

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  8. ron

    ron Tweaker

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  9. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Just bought one to pair with my D500. Planning to get out on Sunday down at the coast to try it out.
     
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    Colinb pfm Member

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  11. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Hand held tracking as they were flying using back button autofocus, single point, manual shutter and aperture with auto ISO. Got to find time to have a look at the others. This one just needed a bit of cropping
     
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  13. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Nice shots guys , is that a Stone chat^^ ?
     
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    ron Tweaker

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  15. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Yes both male and female. Taken on the Southwest Coast path between Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth last Sunday.
     
  16. ron

    ron Tweaker

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  17. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Stellar images as always Ron. I've been drooling over the 500PF but there's no way I could justify buying one. Looks a lovely lens, but judging from the images you're getting with the 200-500, what extra would you be hoping to get from the 500?

    Not knowing a huge amount about these lenses, would a second hand 300/2.8 VRII not make a better buy? Use with a TC for more reach and use without for something really special with bigger / more close up subjects?

    https://www.wexphotovideo.com/nikon...N02zIatIfc0J8NHDUeuOQ9WPQ8YqcZxpUgaAoMi8P8HAQ

    Lefty
     
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  18. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thank you , ideally I’d like a little extra speed , the 200-500 isn’t the quickest when it comes to grabbing so I usually have to help a little with my thumb on the focus ring . I do have a 300mm f2.8 , it works great with the TC-14e iii but not so good with the 1.7 or x2 when it comes to fast birds . I still find 420mm a little short on fullframe , something like a 600mm f4 would be nice
     
  19. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Ah... I see. From what I've read (and experienced when I tested the two lenses) the Tamron 150-600 G2 is quicker to focus than the Nikon. It will so give you a bit more reach. Worth considering?

    Lefty
     
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  20. ron

    ron Tweaker

    Thanks , I'll definitely check the G2 out , anything is worth a try
     
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