Nikkor 1000mm F11

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DigitalSparrow
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Shot on a tripod with a Fujifilm X-E1 playing around in my sunroom. Was shooting the bluejays in a tree when the foxes appeared on another corner of my yard. I bought this lens on a whim to add to my expanding mirror lens collection. Lots of donuts on the first picture but I didn't mind.

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Vic Chapman Forum Pro • Posts: 10,694
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To be honest - and I'm sure you wouldn't expect less - these prove what I've said before. Unless fitted to an IBIS body the use of anything over 105mm handheld or 400mm tripod mounted seems to be pretty much a waste of time. I tried my Sigma 50-500mm mounted via tripod foot and fitted to my Fuji XP1/XT1 and I found it impossible to focus even using the LCD because of vibration. Even 30 secs after last touched the setup I could see slight movement in the LCD. A fast shutter speed might counter slight movement when taking the picture by remote but you still can't focus properly in the first place.

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MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 42,734
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Quite an achievement with that lens - well done.  I can imagine just how big a conventional 1000mm lens would be.

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Not all photos have to be perfect to be enjoyed. Yes, there will always be difficulty in focusing this type is lens. I switched to the Olympus E-M1 and my bigma when I realized that the foxes were sticking around.

I beg to differ about what is or is not a waste of time. But I will always respect and appreciate opinions and comments.

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surfmurf Junior Member • Posts: 27
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Taken with Nikon D500 and 500mm f/8 Reflex

Glad to read the conversation here. I am anxiously awaiting my 1000mm f/11. I have both versions of the 500mm f/8, and have used it with and without the TC-200 converter to achieve photos that "I enjoy" I must disclose that I am a hobbyist and sure my bar is lower than most. The 500mm with TC is as i understand it essentially a 1000mm f/16. I shoot it on the Nikon D500, Df, and adapted Fuji X-T3. If the 1000mm f/11 performs as well as the TC-200 + 500mm f/8, I will be satisfied; however, I am hoping for a "slight" improvement based on the fact that it will be a non-converter generated image, and the additional stop from f/16 to f/11. Actually I occassionally run the Metabones on the Fuji which allegedly should step the f/11 down to an f/8. I have used this method with the 500mm f/8 to achieve an effective 500mm f/5.6 and I am a believer.

I find that an ISO of 1000 and SS of 1000 is the sweet spot for my experiences.

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Interestingly, on the first picture, the (female) fox seems to look directly into your camera. A lot of animals would do this, perhaps because they find the camera/lens reflecting light intresting or just irritating. But not with a 1000mm lens on APS-C. Most animals wouldn't realize a photographer at that distance. What puzzles me is that this large distance is not enough to let the fox mom feel safe.

surfmurf Junior Member • Posts: 27
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Hello,

Does anyone know how to calibrate the Nikkor 1000mm F11 to be able to achieve infinity focus?  My focus stops at about 150 yards (137 meters).  The indicator on the lens indicates going beyond infinity, but focus is short.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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That first fox's eyes are gold.  I mean green.  Wow.  That's a great shot.

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Ching-Kuang Shene
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surfmurf wrote:

Hello,

Does anyone know how to calibrate the Nikkor 1000mm F11 to be able to achieve infinity focus? My focus stops at about 150 yards (137 meters). The indicator on the lens indicates going beyond infinity, but focus is short. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

This lens can focus pass infinity.  If you have infinite focus issue, check your adapter.

CK

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surfmurf Junior Member • Posts: 27
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Hi and thank you,

I am shooting on a Nikon D500, so there is no adapter.  I also shoot on a Fuji, but get the same results.  If I only had the issue with the Fuji, I would have explored adjusting the adapter, but since I have the same issue with the Nikon, I believe the issue is with the adjustment of the lens.

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surfmurf Junior Member • Posts: 27
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Hello,

Does anyone know how to adjust the infinity focus in the Nikkor 1000mm f/11?  If you know, I would really appreciate a discussion/description of the process for doing so.

Thank you

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Ching-Kuang Shene
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Re: Nikkor 1000mm F11

surfmurf wrote:

Hello,

Does anyone know how to adjust the infinity focus in the Nikkor 1000mm f/11? If you know, I would really appreciate a discussion/description of the process for doing so.

Thank you

If your lens cannot focus to infinity on a Nikon SLR/DSLR, your lens has a problem and perhaps no one can help you.  SUGGESTION: Send your lens to a shop for service.  There are so many reasons such as the primary or secondary mirrors misaligned or something else.

CK

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surfmurf Junior Member • Posts: 27
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Thank you - that is exactly what I did. In the meantime, I found another copy of the lens that is cleaner and focuses perfectly!!!! (for half the price)!!! I am eager to explore the night sky and red-tailed hawks!!!!

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