500 pf samples from me

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Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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I've had mine for over a week or so, a mistake by Nikon, I've been under an embargo.

What do I think? Stunning lens considering the size and weight. It's quite amazing. Sharp from wide open, there is no need to stop down other than for DOF purposes. AF speed is fast, not 400 f2.8E FL VR fast, but I managed to track Peregrine Falcons with it and get some great shots. If the 400 f2.8 is a 9/10 for AF speed, then the 500 PF is a good 7.5/10, the 200-500 is a 5/10.

Sample gallery. Look at them at "original" size which is shown under the image. There are options for size: "Small", ",Medium", "Large" and "Original". Choose original as this is the largest size.

All EXIF intact and there is a drop down box under the image on my site which displays the EXIF as well.

Some samples all on the D850. Some cropped some original and uncropped.

Shot through mesh

Crop of above

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cnzsystem Regular Member • Posts: 194
Re: 500 pf samples from me

Would you say AF is similar to 300mm F4 PF? How's the keeper rate on D850 compared 70-200 FL?

Sandeep Kumar Regular Member • Posts: 412
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Well, they chose the right person to deliver first to.  Thanks for the sample images.  Gives me great confidence to get this lens.  Mine should arrive today or tomorrow.

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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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cnzsystem wrote:

Would you say AF is similar to 300mm F4 PF? How's the keeper rate on D850 compared 70-200 FL?

I have used the 300pf but that was many years ago and I can't remember how well it focuses. It wouldn't be as fast as the 70-200 FL, which would also be a 9/10 for focus speed

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ExposureMeter
ExposureMeter Senior Member • Posts: 1,783
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Great images Lance. Which AU store did you pick it up from.

I want one

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Geoff
Gold Coast, Australia

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jeminijoseph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,480
You Lance :)
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I know you been posting here and there. I didn't think you had one :). Thanks for posting these pictures. Glad I pre-ordered..

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Thanks
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Roy Kikuta Senior Member • Posts: 1,676
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Impressive photos from the hands of soneone who knows what they're doing - well done!

Aloha,

Roy

Allen L
Allen L Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: 500 pf samples from me

Lance B wrote:

I've had mine for over a week or so, a mistake by Nikon, I've been under an embargo.

What do I think? Stunning lens considering the size and weight. It's quite amazing. Sharp from wide open, there is no need to stop down other than for DOF purposes. AF speed is fast, not 400 f2.8E FL VR fast, but I managed to track Peregrine Falcons with it and get some great shots. If the 400 f2.8 is a 9/10 for AF speed, then the 500 PF is a good 7.5/10, the 200-500 is a 5/10.

Sample gallery. Look at them at "original" size which is shown under the image. There are options for size: "Small", ",Medium", "Large" and "Original". Choose original as this is the largest size.

All EXIF intact and there is a drop down box under the image on my site which displays the EXIF as well.

Some samples all on the D850. Some cropped some original and uncropped.

Shot through mesh

Crop of above

That is the answer I am waiting.  Nikon has my money on this one!  Thank you for the comparison.

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Geomaticsman
Geomaticsman Senior Member • Posts: 2,250
Re: 500 pf samples from me

Wow Lance, forget the lens...I love those falcon shots! Sweet!

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Gary - I prefer Nikon and long primes

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SkySpades Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: 500 pf samples from me
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Lance B wrote:

I've had mine for over a week or so, a mistake by Nikon, I've been under an embargo.

What do I think? Stunning lens considering the size and weight. It's quite amazing. Sharp from wide open, there is no need to stop down other than for DOF purposes. AF speed is fast, not 400 f2.8E FL VR fast, but I managed to track Peregrine Falcons with it and get some great shots. If the 400 f2.8 is a 9/10 for AF speed, then the 500 PF is a good 7.5/10, the 200-500 is a 5/10.

Sample gallery. Look at them at "original" size which is shown under the image. There are options for size: "Small", ",Medium", "Large" and "Original". Choose original as this is the largest size.

All EXIF intact and there is a drop down box under the image on my site which displays the EXIF as well.

Some samples all on the D850. Some cropped some original and uncropped

Thanks for sharing, Lance, the images are phenomenal.

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Allen L
Allen L Junior Member • Posts: 37
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OleThorsen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,111
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Thanks a lot for these super samples Lance. These look plenty sharp for me. Only in a few situations the background look fuzzy like the fence behind the eagle, but that can also occur with other VR telephoto lenses. Unfortunately some of the in-camera settings got stripped by your Photoshop editing tool, like VR on/off, VR mode AF modes etc.

Did you try it on your D500, and if you did, how did it perform AF/sharpness/contrast etc?

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1elementin7groups
1elementin7groups Senior Member • Posts: 2,202
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Thanks for posting these. They all look sharp to me and those with OOF backgrounds look pleasing. I hope mine arrives within the week!

Dave

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Bobby Handal
Bobby Handal Veteran Member • Posts: 5,581
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Thanks for posting this, looking good!!

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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
Re: 500 pf samples from me

Sandeep Kumar wrote:

Well, they chose the right person to deliver first to. Thanks for the sample images. Gives me great confidence to get this lens. Mine should arrive today or tomorrow.

Thank you, Sandeep. You will love this lens. 

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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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ExposureMeter wrote:

Great images Lance.

Thank you very much. 

Which AU store did you pick it up from.

I want one

From Nikon on Broadway, Sydney.

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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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jeminijoseph wrote:

I know you been posting here and there. I didn't think you had one :). Thanks for posting these pictures. Glad I pre-ordered..

Thank you very much, JJ. You will love this lens! 

 Lance B's gear list:Lance B's gear list
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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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Roy Kikuta wrote:

Impressive photos from the hands of soneone who knows what they're doing - well done!

Aloha,

Roy

Thank you very much, Roy! 

 Lance B's gear list:Lance B's gear list
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OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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Allen L wrote:

Lance B wrote:

I've had mine for over a week or so, a mistake by Nikon, I've been under an embargo.

What do I think? Stunning lens considering the size and weight. It's quite amazing. Sharp from wide open, there is no need to stop down other than for DOF purposes. AF speed is fast, not 400 f2.8E FL VR fast, but I managed to track Peregrine Falcons with it and get some great shots. If the 400 f2.8 is a 9/10 for AF speed, then the 500 PF is a good 7.5/10, the 200-500 is a 5/10.

Sample gallery. Look at them at "original" size which is shown under the image. There are options for size: "Small", ",Medium", "Large" and "Original". Choose original as this is the largest size.

All EXIF intact and there is a drop down box under the image on my site which displays the EXIF as well.

Some samples all on the D850. Some cropped some original and uncropped.

Shot through mesh

Crop of above

That is the answer I am waiting. Nikon has my money on this one! Thank you for the comparison.

No problems, its a great lens!

 Lance B's gear list:Lance B's gear list
Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II +13 more
OP Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,294
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Geomaticsman wrote:

Wow Lance, forget the lens...I love those falcon shots! Sweet!

Thank you very much, Gary! 

 Lance B's gear list:Lance B's gear list
Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II +13 more
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