600mm lens for Nikon full frame?

Started Feb 2, 2021 | Discussions thread
SkySpades Regular Member • Posts: 222
Re: 600mm lens for Nikon full frame?

If you haven't already, I would recommend browsing Peter Zelinka's youtube channel. He frequently used a Sigma 150-600 with a Nikon full frame body and got excellent results.

https://www.youtube.com/c/PeterZelinka/videos

He does use a relatively inexpensive tracker (iOptron Skyguider Pro) but does have it set up for autoguiding which adds on about another $300.

"Not too heavy" probably rules out any 500mm f/4 lenses. Though even with a much lighter 150-600 you're still looking at needing counterweights to balance your tracker if you don't already have them.

 SkySpades's gear list:SkySpades's gear list
Nikon D500 Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
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