Older Nikon 500mm f4s - worth it still?

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masterm82 Junior Member • Posts: 30
Older Nikon 500mm f4s - worth it still?

Hi all

I considered getting a good used 500mm f4, possibly a VR1 edition. I can't afford the high costs of the newer FL version, at around £8,000 used.

Is the older version of the 500 still worth having? Are they still quick to focus etc. compared with the latest one?

And generally, what versions of the 500 are best?  (aside from the very latest one)

I shoot mostly birds and general wildlife, currently use 200-500 but have wondered if the 500f4 would be a step up.

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