AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E - What do you think would provide the best image quality?

Started Aug 15, 2022 | Discussions thread
rscott900ss
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Re: AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E - What do you think would provide the best image quality?

mobydick wrote:

As soon as we start to consider other factors like AF performance, the comparison gets of course much more complex, and there has been a lot of discussion on this forum over the years, e.g., comparing the AF of the D500 and Z7 (II) for wildlife, sports, or birding...

Well, for now, I keep the 200-500mm f.5.6 mounted on the D500 in the big ApeCase top-loader, ready for action -- if only because I have a little more experience with the D500 AF for wildlife, birds, etc. (and maybe a little more faith! At least so far...).

I do really enjoy that lens and I can't imagine a better bang-for-the-buck. I just shake my head when I see the quality of the images that come through it.

I also get a kick out of showing my non-photography-enthusiast friends both the 200-500mm and the 58mm f/1.4G and asking them which one they think cost more.  Every time I do it I remind myself not to do it again.  Yeah... I get a kick out of it... right in my own rear end. (Not really.  I love that 58mm as much as the 200-500.)

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