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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2018, 12:59:00 »
That looks about the size of a standard 70-200 zoom. Terrific.

So the 300/4 PF is the size of a 24-70, the 500 is the size of a 70-200. This is really pleasing to see! I can handhold the 70-200 all day.
Another image put out on NR
https://nikonrumors.com/2018/08/05/nikon-af-s-nikkor-500mm-f-5-6e-pf-ed-vr-lens-next-to-the-500mm-f-4e-and-180-400mm-f-4.aspx/#more-124299
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2018, 07:14:05 »
Screenshot of the new 500mm PF.
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2018, 07:59:14 »
Here it is, maybe JA's next purchase?


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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2018, 13:45:11 »
It's a little annoying how the 500 PF launch is getting such little attention online.

Does anyone here plan on getting one for testing or ownership?

It is tempting because I've found the 300 PF almost always in my bag, and frequently in use.  :)

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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2018, 13:55:35 »
Agree -- the 500 ought be be drawing much more attention to itself. However, such is the fate of being announced together with the long awaited Z system :(

For my own use, the 500 is a tad long in most scenarios, so for now I make do with the 300 PF. I do have requested a sample for review, though.

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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2018, 14:35:58 »
Here it is, maybe JA's next purchase?
Maybe, I loved shooting at 500mm with the 200-500VR a lot but also used the ability to zoom out on a few occasions and size wise the zoom was also a pleasure to use.

So the 500PF has the be a lot better IQ wise to tempt me into buying a lens probably four times the zoom.

Lets start with the Z7 and zee from there what the next will be ;)
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2018, 14:46:34 »
It’s 4K€ in Holland :(
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2018, 15:21:35 »
I would certainly love to have one for wildlife photography. I see a big advantage of the low weight compared to the 200-500mm f.5.6 and to the 500mm f.4. I am looking forward to see some tests, where the new lens is compared to the other 500mm options, including using converters. The 500 PF would most likely make a great combination together with the D500. The price, however, is probably reasonable, but still quite high.
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2018, 10:11:22 »
I would certainly love to have one for wildlife photography. I see a big advantage of the low weight compared to the 200-500mm f.5.6 and to the 500mm f.4. I am looking forward to see some tests, where the new lens is compared to the other 500mm options, including using converters. The 500 PF would most likely make a great combination together with the D500. The price, however, is probably reasonable, but still quite high.

Well, I have preordered the 500 f5.6 PF, even though its TCF is too low (scores a T1C-0.75 because only TC14 can fit with impacts on AF performance).  The low weight @ 1.4kg and compactness (TL 237mm) of this 500 Nikkor are overriding factors. But the price makes it a tough call against the excellent 500 f4 Sigma Sport, which works well with TCs BUT as we all know weighs so more (3350g) and costs even more (approx +1000 pounds based on official Yen price announced yesterday).
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2018, 10:18:03 »
Well, I have preordered the 500 f5.6 PF, even though its TCF is too low (scores a T1C-0.75 because only TC14 can fit with impacts on AF performance).  The low weight @ 1.4kg and compactness (TL 237mm) of this 500 Nikkor are overriding factors. But the price makes it a tough call against the excellent 500 f4 Sigma Sport, which does will with TCs BUT as we all know weighs so more (3350g) and costs even more (approx 1000 pounds based on official Yen price announced yesterday).


TCF T1C  :o


I think you need to use a few more words,,, Thank you!  ;)
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2018, 10:45:12 »

TCF T1C  :o


I think you need to use a few more words,,, Thank you!  ;)
My apologies Erik

Teleconverter Factor = TCF The T Score – Telephoto-Gain – of 1, 2 or 3 summarizes whether the lens can work effectively with 1, 2 or 3 of the respective TCs. The C index – Converter-Scope – values: 5 [f2.8] 4 [f3.3] 3 [f4] 2 [f4.5] 1.5 [f5.6] -0.25 (6.7] and -0.75 [f8]

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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2018, 11:07:42 »
more info - note the impressive MTF data.
These 2 photos on the Nikon Japan site encapsulate the key +ve factors of Argument to buy this unique telephoto prime !

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/nikkor/fmount/af-s_nikkor_500mm_f56e_pf_ed_vr/features01.html

https://nikonrumors.com/2018/08/23/nikon-af-s-nikkor-500mm-f-5-6e-pf-ed-vr-lens-additional-coverage.aspx/
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Re: Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF VR lens confirmed
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2018, 12:16:21 »
Interesting find, thanks
Impressive lens, given the MFT it indicates to be better than the 500/4 E FL lens.

I am not sure whether it suits me. Currently for me the 200-500/5,6 appears to fit my need for this specific slot (relatively compact lightweight tele range that hikes and travels) better
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