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

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Telefoto Regular Member • Posts: 295
This is about high ISO photography

I too am puzzled by Nikon's moves over the last 2 years. All the ancient 20 year old lens designs still on the market begging for upgrades (half their primes) and we get this thing. The lightness of the lens is welcome, I suppose, in a relative way, but what no one is remembering is how hard it is to capture sharp images at this magnification. My conclusion: this lens is all about operating above 1000 ISO. Apparently there is a large market for that in the sports world in particular, and maybe with paparazzi. But, as a nature guy, I have no interest in this length since I seek to shoot as close to base ISO as possible.

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Nikon D3X Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF +6 more
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