Nikon already has the AF-S 200-500mm VR F5.6.......a lens I did consider......I was enticed by the extra 100mm of the Tamron G2....
So in the end I think Nikon should have done a 600mm F5.6........that's the one that is needed!
The Nikkor 200-500 is heavier and much bigger than the 500/5.6 PF will be.
I mostly take the 300/4 PF when I like to have a long lens and a light bag.
300mm FF is not that long at all though. 500mm starts to become interesting.
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I wonder if Nikon took a page out of the Canon DO book, to combat the flare issues. Should be a nice lens, lets hops it is not priced like the Canon EF 400mm f4 DO IS USM II.
Canon's 400mm f4 DO weighs 2100 grams. My guess is that that Nikkor will weigh about the same (being 500mm f5.6).
06-14-2018, 09:10 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-14-2018, 09:13 PM by JJ_SO.)
400/4 = 100 mm front ø (no, it's aperture ø )
500/5.6 = 89 mm front ø (dito)
11% less glass? I know, it's oversimplified, and Nikon uses more lightweight plastics where Canon relies on magnesium. It's just: The old 300/4 was 1440 grams, the new 300/4 PF is 755. No matter what - it certainly would add enough coins to the bill that the weight reduction is even more massive - at least the one in the purse.
Still - it‘ll be interesting how compact they can make it. Most people can live with certain issues.