Fringer + Nikon AF-S 500mm f5.6 PF anybody got experience?

Started Aug 13, 2021 | Questions thread
Morris0
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Re: Fringer + Nikon AF-S 500mm f5.6 PF anybody got experience?
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maltmoose wrote:

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maltmoose wrote:

Morris0 wrote:

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maltmoose wrote:

Ive no doubt the nikon 500 is an excellent lens but what you may gain in sharpness you will loose in flexibilty with the prime vs zoom but you will also loose native af ability with the fringer.

For the money you could get an a7riv and the new tamron 100-500 fe mount or the sony 200-600 or sigma 150-600.

"loose native af ability with the fringer."

What does that mean?

Morris

Ok so i made a typo..

Sure adapting lenses works, i use them too but bottom line is adapted lenses dont perform as well as non adapted lenses which is the point im making. If they really want the nikon 500mm, then getting the nikon d500 would perform better than adapting it.

An all canon, all nikon or all sony setup is what id do if spending loads on high quality telephoto lenses.

I disagree. The Fringer Pro II adapter is super and I get the same performance with lens on lens manufactures' body as well as Fuji lens on Fuji body.

I have seen what you are saying with other adapters and brands, not in this case.

Morris

If you say so.

I know basic af is fine when youre on the subject but whats it like if you loose focus and have to reaquire focus

This is caused by user error, not the adapter, camera or lens. A talented photographer will get the subject back i the finder and achieve focus.

or go short to long focal length or close up to far and back or objects moving towards you. Is it all native performance?

Works as well as native lenses.

I shoot birds in flight regularly, a test of both the photographer and the system. Having shot with Nikon SLRs when they were the top of the game, I can easily say that my adapted Sigma 150-600 C on Fuji X-T3 dose as well as my Sigma 150-600 S did on my D500. I get stunning results.

Morris

lovely photos.

Your the first person ive come across that says the xt3 af is up there with the D500. I think we must have different tolerance

There focus systems are very different and both have strengths and weaknesses. There are many guides to seating up the D500 focus system including the excellent one provided by Nikon. Fuji's weakness is the lack of these guides. I'm only aware of three with mine being one of them:

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1594539/0

Fuji's defaults for action are inadequate.  Many have followed my guide and are quite happy.  A few have tweaked my settings based on their own style and situation.  Shooting in very low contrast, the D500 has a slight edge.  Shooting with a busy background the X-T3 is superior.  Shooting into a very bright background the X-T3 will sometimes struggle when the sun is in the frame yet you can't do that with a D500 as it's too bright and can harm your eye.

Morris

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