Nikkor 800mm F5.6 Ai-s ED

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RealVSK Regular Member • Posts: 429
Re: Nikkor 800mm F5.6 Ai-s ED Arrive!

Kenster63 wrote:

RealVSK wrote:

Nice big package came today !

Gorgeous finish, very little dust inside.

The focus barrel is smooth but tight. Not chattery or bindy. It feels new actually.

Extra 52mm filter holder.

Does not feel any bulkier than my 600mm F4 AIS.

It's windy and rainy outside, I can't wait to put it through its paces!

vsk

Fantastic! Post some pics and more thoughts on it when you can. Do you have a gimbal head?

I have a Gitzo something or other carbon tripod that's fine.  I cheaped out a while back and got a Gepe gimbal, which is fine but the center mounting screw is either kind of tight or loose and wobbly or just right for a second!  But it's fine.  A Wemberly will come along some time.

This will spend a bit of time on my Oben monopod with a Sunway Photo tilt head.  I just ordered a couple of release plates.

This lens is longer than the 600f4 ais, but the objective is smaller on the 800, so they are not really noticeably different.

vsk

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