Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF

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flashpixx Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF

I have the opportunity to purchase this lens at a substantial discount to RRP (MSRP).

How does it perform on the Z bodies with the FTZ?

I have the 300 f4 PF which performs wonderfully.

I dont have and am not interested in the F mount teleconverters, and unfortunately the Z 1.4x TC doesnt play with the FTZ (but will it play with a FTZ2 if one comes out??)

1. For those folk that have the 500 f5.6 PF how would you rate it?

2. against the 300 f4 PF if you have it?

3. how is focus acquisition / tracking for moving subjects?

Obviously I'm in the dillemma many share... do I wait for the 100-400 f5.6, which one might guess to be significantly more expensive than the 500 f5.6 PF??

I dont need a zoom so 100-400 is is not critical, but a native Z lens with that oh so excellent IQ is attractive... but likely to be outside my budget. 

If you have any images to share that would be great. 

Intended use is BIF, motorsport (motorbikes) mountainbikes, and stationary subjects (birds, animals, pets) - so used to shooting moving subjects

Thank you 

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