Working with new 500mm PF

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 2,459
Re: Working with new 500mm PF

81258606 wrote:

I use the latest 500mm f/4 with the TC1.4 III. I’d say it is 10% better than the PF but heavier of course.

Thanks.

10% is not a lot, taking into account that the 500F4E will set you back 11000,-

I will be sure to rent one first. It should do much better with the 1.4TC at 700mm f5.6 though than the f8 500PF+1.4TC (more than 10%), the laws of physics practically dictate that. From using f4 and f5.6 lenses with a 1.4TC, I have found that f4 lenses have better AF with a 1.4TC, have better "clarity", better micro-contrast and better color rendering. I would be disappointed if the 500mmf4E would not be at the level of eg. the Canon 400mmF4DOII that I used before I changed to Nikon. But it is possible I guess.

 Chris Mak's gear list:Chris Mak's gear list
Nikon D500 Nikon Z7 Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 +1 more
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