100-400 S lens with TC 1.4 or 2.0 working on Z6?

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msu79gt82 Senior Member • Posts: 1,295
Re: 100-400 S size ??

Digital Shutterbug wrote:

1llusive wrote:

Digital Shutterbug wrote:

z2122 wrote:

In the Canon RF forum people are discussing the use of the Canon 100-500 with TCs on the R5 and it seems to work quite good.

I have a z6 and when the 100-400 S lens will be released I would get one with a T,"c ( most probably the 1.4). Looking at the size of the lens compared to other lenses on the roadmap, most probably the 100-400 will be f5.6 or f6.3 on the long end . Mostly I will use that combo for not movin subjects or big animals .

What is your opinion? Will such a f5.6/f6.3 lens work acceptable on a Z6 with a TC or is there a big difference in AF capabilities between Z6 and R5? ( or Z6 II)

Obviously, this is a thread with not much more than speculation since Nikon is holding facts tightly. Given that, I can't imagine the 100-400 S model lens being anything slower than f/5.6 on the long end. I reach that conclusion based on the F mount 200-500mm being f/5.6 from end to end. Like PLShutterbug, I use that lens, along with the TC 1.4, for completely satisfactory results on my Z7.

My only complaint about the 200-500 is the size and weight, especially coupled with the FTZ on the Z7. It's hand-holdable in good light for short durations. I'm hoping the Z lens 100-400 will be smaller and lighter.

Problem with asking for smaller and lighter is smaller apertures. But if I had to guess...

100-400 4.5-5.6

x1.4 = 140-560 6.3-7.8 (might officially be f/8)

vs

200-600 4.5-6.3

The 200-600 will certainly offer a larger aperture if you're willing to lug the beast around. Tripod recommended for that one.

But the Z lens is only a 100-400mm, in place of a 200-500mm. I'm thinking it will be the same f/5.6, giving it a chance of being somewhat smaller and lighter. My fingers are crossed, anyway.

According to the published photo of the Z roadmap, the 100-400 S silhouette appears to be about the same size as the Z 70-200f/2.8 S.  So it will be considerably smaller and lighter than the 200-600 whose silhouette appears to be in ballpark of the 400 and 600 S primes.

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