200-500 and 200-400 moving forward, e.g., Z.

Started Aug 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
olindacat
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Re: 200-500 and 200-400 moving forward, e.g., Z.

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

olindacat wrote:

This flaw is reduced significantly when I use my lens with a Z6.

I have been asking F shooters about future proofing in an effort to allude to the Z series, inadvertently

I find Z AF often works better than F AF - except Z has no cross type AF points intended to read detail parallel to the long dimension of the frame.

I knew you'd expose my fear of geometry Leonard

The first 200-400 is a zoom, has more elements than any other Nikon lens and predates nano coating. In consequence the lens delivers relatively low contrast compared to the long fast primes.

Because light must pass through so many elements?

If you take this into account and accept sometimes you need more contrast or better detail in an AF subject than with some other lenses, I find focus on distant subjects (where subject contrast can be low) to be excellent.

45 years with a camera in my hands and I am still learning the fundamentals of optics.

Thanks, as usual, Leonard.

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