The elusive 100-500

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Oswego Regular Member • Posts: 122
The elusive 100-500

It is sold out and rented out everywhere.  I wanted to try this bad boy.  How is it?

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Steven Blackwood Senior Member • Posts: 2,058
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Oswego wrote:

It is sold out and rented out everywhere. I wanted to try this bad boy. How is it?

I can only say you won’t be disappointed. I use it with Rt and grip which makes hand holding very doable.

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Nikon33
Nikon33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
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Oswego wrote:

It is sold out and rented out everywhere. I wanted to try this bad boy. How is it?

I've been extremely impressed. The focus speed is very good and I only rarely miss shots. my #1 issue is when using extenders, the range is limited to 300-500mm (equivalent to the 420-700mm with the 1.4x). With the 100-400mm IS II, I could have 140mm as the base for those situations where a bird/mammal gets too close. I've had the 1.4x glued to the lens the majority of the time.

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Magnus3D Regular Member • Posts: 235
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I only had mine for a couple of weeks now, but it's been stuck on my R5 since the day i bought it. It's a wonderful piece of glass, expensive but wonderful! so sharp at all focal lengths, fast focusing no matter what situation you're in, exact focusing. I'm loving it!

/ Magnus

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 2,525
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I just (as in: two days ago) bought an R5 with the 100-500 and am comparing the combo against my Nikon D850 with the (rightfully) highly praised 500mm PF.

Will share a comprehensive report in a week or so.

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SergioMPS
SergioMPS Regular Member • Posts: 223
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Great lens if you have money for it and dont have already lens like 100-400 II

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birdbrain Veteran Member • Posts: 3,870
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Oswego wrote:

It is sold out and rented out everywhere. I wanted to try this bad boy. How is it?

Brilliant!

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crazybadger Senior Member • Posts: 1,406
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I really like mine although I've only had it a few weeks and the weather has not always cooperated so my testing is still limited.  The only minor niggle I have is the lens loosen/tighten ring. I find that when you loosen it it still feels a little too stiff for my liking. Maybe that will ease up with time but again, this is very minor.

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OP Oswego Regular Member • Posts: 122
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I was able to find a copy! It will be here tomorrow

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 2,525
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Congrats!

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ProDude Senior Member • Posts: 2,432
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Oswego wrote:

It is sold out and rented out everywhere. I wanted to try this bad boy. How is it?

I sent a friend over to Competitive Camera. Eugene over there had a couple which he shipped him out 2nd day and got their nicely wrapped. They are in Dallas. Give em a call and see. Tell him Lee sent ya.

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draacor
draacor Senior Member • Posts: 1,816
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I ended up getting one barely used with 1.4 extender for 3k and its fantastic. I only had it a few days and went out a couple of days ago for some testing but these were some of the results.

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OP Oswego Regular Member • Posts: 122
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lokatz wrote:

Congrats!

I was just looking on Adorama at the right time. I ordered it but then when I looked a few hours later the order said cancelled! Then I got a shipping notice so hopefully it’s a 100-500 in that box.

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 2,525
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Oswego wrote:

lokatz wrote:

Congrats!

I was just looking on Adorama at the right time. I ordered it but then when I looked a few hours later the order said cancelled! Then I got a shipping notice so hopefully it’s a 100-500 in that box.

Interested in how you like it once you had a chance to play around with the lens.

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AWarne New Member • Posts: 6
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I love mine, yet to try it with an extender though

LesT
LesT Regular Member • Posts: 426
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Priceless...

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Nikon33
Nikon33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
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Nikon33
Nikon33 Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
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The lens has been brilliant through my trip with and without the extender!

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