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MILLIREHM

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2022, 14:08:50 »
My Apologies  :-[
I checked  it twice,  It’s not   the preorder of the upcoming S model, it’s a regular order of the F mount version...
Let’s wait, personally I expect a high price

Now that explained why I was so confused as it remindet me on exactly the pricing of the great 800 mm f/5,6 FL lens.
BTW, you were not the only one the "clickbaiter" on digital camera world was exactly hitting the same range with his speculations
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2022, 06:10:50 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoP0GixbtoU
Matt Irwin already got one...
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2022, 14:44:33 »

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2022, 18:04:36 »
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2022, 02:26:30 »
Second video from Matt Irwin with actual pictures and videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwGwiSkIiB0
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2022, 07:13:53 »
Very special lens, not so for portraits 50-70m away but it’s capable  ;D
I think it will be the next Nikons golden standard for birding as 500pf is now :)

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2022, 17:41:59 »
https://nikonrumors.com/2022/03/28/nikon-nikkor-z-800mm-f-6-3-vr-pf-s-lens-updates-price-6k-weight-2-3-kg.aspx/

If this rumor is true then the lens will be very interesting, signinficantly cheaper than reported here
and with just  2,3 Kilogramms it would have the same weight as the 200-500/5,6 F-Mount lens
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2022, 19:44:49 »
Very special lens, not so for portraits 50-70m away but it’s capable  ;D
I think it will be the next Nikons golden standard for birding as 500pf is now :)

Mmmm, tempting
I wonder what sort of price we'll be able to rent them for?

Heres the current option (note this is for 7 days, UK rental,  I don't know how much accidental damage insurance would add to this)

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2022, 20:43:49 »
https://nikonrumors.com/2022/03/28/nikon-nikkor-z-800mm-f-6-3-vr-pf-s-lens-updates-price-6k-weight-2-3-kg.aspx/

If this rumor is true then the lens will be very interesting, significantly cheaper than reported here
and with just  2,3 Kilogramms it would have the same weight as the 200-500/5,6 F-Mount lens

That price is unlikely.  If it had been an f/8 lens, then that price would make sense as an extrapolation of the prices for the 300/4 and 500/5.6.  At f/6.3, though, it's going to have to be considerably more expensive.

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2022, 06:32:45 »
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2022, 06:37:41 »
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2022, 07:05:11 »
That price is unlikely.  If it had been an f/8 lens, then that price would make sense as an extrapolation of the prices for the 300/4 and 500/5.6.  At f/6.3, though, it's going to have to be considerably more expensive.

Egg on my face, again.  The US price is $6,496.95.  That's amazing.  Maybe Nikon has developed new and cheaper manufacturing techniques for the PF element.

I'll make yet another risky prediction.  Because the price is so low, this lens will be very hard to get for a long time.  I can see the Z9 and the 800PF combination being in tremendous demand for wildlife photography, especially for those shooting smaller birds. 

Personally, I'm very happy with my 500 PF, the capabilities of which I've just started to explore, so I won't be getting into the very long line for this new lens.

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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2022, 08:46:12 »
Yes, but very nice egg!

Does the US price include taxes or must they be added to arrive at the final price?


Egg on my face, again.  The US price is $6,496.95.  That's amazing.  Maybe Nikon has developed new and cheaper manufacturing techniques for the PF element.

I'll make yet another risky prediction.  Because the price is so low, this lens will be very hard to get for a long time.  I can see the Z9 and the 800PF combination being in tremendous demand for wildlife photography, especially for those shooting smaller birds. 

Personally, I'm very happy with my 500 PF, the capabilities of which I've just started to explore, so I won't be getting into the very long line for this new lens.
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2022, 10:22:00 »
Now it is released finally. with 2,4 kg and 6300$/7300€ the rumors appeared to have been rather accurate. the 500PF was some 3500 Euro. THis is also "just" a PF lens (but with SR lens element and pretty fast). I see Nikon setting lower price signals on purpose, just like they did with the Z9.
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Re: Nikkor 800mm f6.3S VR PF announced
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2022, 10:32:28 »
The 500 PF is also significantly less expensive than one would have expected a conventional 500/5.6 to cost at such high MTF levels. It seems the number of elements that are needed for optical correction is reduced by using a PF element and this leads to shorter length, lower weight, and lower price.