800mm f/5.6...lighter than 600mm f/4....nice!

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Porto
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Re: My bad. It's heavier than canon's current model
In reply to jeminijoseph, Jan 29, 2013

jeminijoseph wrote:

I think Nikon will replace other super teles soon with lighter versions. That would be nice. But the price will be higher than Canon versions for sure. I'll keep my 500 vr. Anyway looks like nikon versions can be lighter too.

Min focusing is not much better than canon either. So when canon come out with their light weight version this will look silly.

Well, 3 ounces on a 10LB lens isn't going to make a difference. Just going by the MTF charts, the Nikon is not only sharper than the Canon from edge to edge, it is also sharper at 1000mm w/ converter than the Canon is at 800mm.

Anyway, you guys can complain all you want...I plan to be shooting this baby in the next couple months. 

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