More “Worst lens”. Follow up question 200-600

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More “Worst lens”. Follow up question 200-600

Stacey K’s “worst lens” thread got me looking in one of my old Nikon books.

The book describes an f/9.5 200-600 zoom as shown.

I thought of the current 200-500 which is well regarded. I’ve never seen a 200-600 nor have I heard of any first hand accounts. The thing looks like a beast. Has anyone seen or used the older lens? Interested to hear how well (or more likely) or how bad it performed. What I’m really interested in is gaining insight into lens optics design that produced the older lens, and how that evolved into making the current 200-500. Obviously glass chemistry and formulations have advanced as has CAD, complex modeling, and precision manufacturing. But, comparing the two, there is nothing in common other than chunks of glass in a tube. Thoughts....

Thanks in advance.

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