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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2016, 12:56:50 »
20160504-058 by 20160504-042 by longzoom, on Flickrotos/longzoom/]longzoo20160426-071-2 by longzoom, on Flickrm[/url], on Flickr.     Second image is a heavy crop.  Last umbrella one is under rain/sun condition.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2016, 13:09:49 »
20160413-128 by 20160413-128-3 by longzoom, on Flickrflickr.com/photos/longzoom/]longzoom[/url], on Flickr.   This only the image I used Viv ser 1 TC 1.4.   TC was not fully readable by camera, but Flickr info is 550mm, at least. Crop from extreme upper left corner, about 800%. The image could be sharpened (and PS!) to desire level, but is fully usable even now, with its lower, so far, color/contrast ratio, of course.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2016, 13:35:02 »
Your examples indicate this zoom lens is a versatile tool, and capable of delivering quality results in the near range and also towards the horizon. Atmospheric influence will of course degrade distant scenery by air turbulence and lowering of contrast, thus there is a limit to what can be extracted from far away subjects.  Shooting during night, in cold weather, or very early in the morning, are ways of abating the degradation caused by distance alone, but there are limits to what can be achieved of course.

I was positively surprised of the near-range scenes. Apparently the ability to concentrate the field of view in combination with high-contrast optics lead to punchy manifestations of the chosen scene.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2016, 14:34:36 »
Your examples indicate this zoom lens is a versatile tool, and capable of delivering quality results in the near range and also towards the horizon. Atmospheric influence will of course degrade distant scenery by air turbulence and lowering of contrast, thus there is a limit to what can be extracted from far away subjects.  Shooting during night, in cold weather, or very early in the morning, are ways of abating the degradation caused by distance alone, but there are limits to what can be achieved of course.

I was positively surprised of the near-range scenes. Apparently the ability to concentrate the field of view in combination with high-contrast optics lead to punchy manifestations of the chosen scene.     

  Agreed, absolutely! As far as I am concerning of max file resolution delivering by given lens, I would say, this one is most versatile and bested  anything I have had before.  Yet, I think, its IQ is equal to the best primes inside its range, in departments of sheer resolution and color/contrast ratio. Practical absence of any kind of CA and geometrical distortions are profoundly speaking of themselves.   Thank you, Bjorn!

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2016, 16:09:32 »
"...bested everything..."  I am sorry!

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2016, 23:19:09 »
20160527-041 by longzoom, on Flickr.     Its a crop to 2000mm.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2016, 23:23:17 »
20160512-131-2 by longzoom, on Flickr.  Very fast running biker.  Crop of 200%. In reflection - his own hand and bike's tire, road sign.  AF-C was up to task.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2016, 23:26:52 »
20160423-032 by 20160423-032-4 by longzoom, on Flickrm/photos/longzoom/]longzoom[/url], on Flickr.   At 400mm, crop about 800%. 

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2016, 23:32:08 »
20160421-025 by longzoom, on Flickr.   The Sun is directly behind  my friend's head.  Very short 1" third-party hood over the B+W filter.  Its own hood is very good, but unnecessary big. There is no flare, even the sun inside the frame, with hood or without.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2016, 23:35:50 »
20160418-023 by longzoom, on Flickr.  I really like the light distribution, what this lens is delivering.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2016, 23:46:14 »
Removed by me.

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2016, 03:52:03 »
20160602-111-7 by longzoom, on Flickr.     This one was taken for its rich tonality. (Its a crop about 1/3 of the original.)  LZ

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2016, 05:23:41 »
The 80-400 vr D and the 80-400 VR G afs have been my favourite Nature walkabout lenses for quite a few years.  I've used them on all bodies starting with the D200 and even used the Kenko TC1.4 on the older lens.  I've not really spent much time with the Nikon TC1.4 II on the new lens. The 150-600mm lenses and the new 200-500mm do not really appeal because I do not want to give up the 80mm FL.  I tried to buy a Sig 50-500 at one point (good deal) but missed it.

Your800 seems to get along with the lens very well  :) >  My D3S loves the new lens but the D7100 has some fine tune problems  >:(

This is with the D700, 80-400D with TC.4 handheld at 120mm (Kenko did not show EXIF)  Frame filler above me :)
The Butterfly is with the D610 at min. focus distance hand held.  No birds around so shooting bugs again  ;)


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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2016, 05:47:53 »
Both of your images are masterpieces, that's for sure! Well done, Tom!  LZ

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Re: On 80-400G /D800 combo.
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2016, 15:00:04 »
At 80mm. This crop is a little bit less than 100%.  LZ         20160604-100-3 by longzoom, on Flickr.