Ephotozine Review: Z 100-400/4.5-5.6 S VR

Started Jan 25, 2022 | Discussions thread
NatureFiles
NatureFiles Contributing Member • Posts: 630
Re: For birds, I wouldn't give up the 500 PF ... but

JasonTheBirder wrote:

NatureFiles wrote:

JasonTheBirder wrote:

The 500pf is not great for butterflies or small reptiles. I also have a Tamron 150-600 G2 that I use for video applications and it's even better than the 500PF for butterflies. The magnification of the 500pf is just too low.

LOL. The 500pf is a more than capable butterfly lens, especially used along with the D500.

Just because you can produce a few shots of larger butterflies with it doesn't make it great.

Umm. Ok.

Well, I'm happy it works for you, but I find the MFD too inconvenient.

Smaller butterflies maybe. But you didn't specify "small" in your original statement.

Yeah, I've taken a few pretty good shots of Monarchs/Viceroys and other butterflies with it too but I still maintain other lenses with greater magnifications are a lot better.

Maybe they are, but you probably won't have the focal length and will have to get a lot closer which can scare critters away.

I mean, I could also say the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 S is a more than capable birding lens by taking a great shot of a rock dove with it.

Poor comparison, sorry.

I'm not interested in starting an argument. I'll continue to use what works for me.

Thanks.

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