Looking for recommendations on telephoto primes

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Gary Skirvin Contributing Member • Posts: 657
Re: Looking for recommendations on telephoto primes

About 5 years ago I too was looking for a long prime, already having a Sigma 150-600mm I C and a Nikon 200-500m f/5.6. I decided to go as long a lens as I could afford having experienced going from something "acceptable" and what I really wanted without having to keep trading up. Soooo,

Enter the Nikon 600mm f/4 G, purchased used from reputable seller for $6000 vs the $12-14000 for the "E" version. Its a great lens, although never a "hand-holder" and a backpack is a necessity. I still use the Sigma and Nikon zooms when I am hiking longer distances. It also plays nice with TC's.

Here is an example, just for fun. Normally I'm using it for Eagles/Wildlife.


Nikon D850, Nikkor 600mm f/4 w/TC-20E III

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