patricksmith32

patricksmith32

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Joined on Aug 29, 2019

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  • Definitely possible, both are possible. Sample variation is exceedingly rare with the big exotics that are made in Japan. However, I have also seen a sub-par 500mm f/4G VR and I’ve seen slight ...
  • No it’s not your imagination and there are either a lot of bad copies of the 500mm f/4G VR, and or no bad copies of the 500FL or it’s weird, I too don’t really like the 500G. Don’t get me wrong, ...
  • Weird question for anyone who has or had both, did anyone ever see if the two lens' hoods were or rather are interchangeable because I need one for my 100-400mm IS II and wanted to maybe go with ...
  • Japan. LOL. Canada maybe has a few IDK, but none in the USA for modern lenses at least, I have been tryingn to find a repair center for my modern Nikon lens and it's impossible, nobody gets parts ...
  • Thanks for the helpful information on the 180-400mm FL, I wasn't aware how heavy it was or forgot it weighed so much. I have used one a few times and absolutely loved it, especially the 180 part ...
  • Thanks everyone and great shots as well to the crowd! Everyone is showing just how great this lens and TC-14E III shine! They are a winning combination for sure! The new 800pf is awesome and an ...
  • Yeah you’re the second person I’ve heard this from but not all copies are that way, I’ve used an (hand-picked) NPS loaner for a sports event, and it was super-sharp even with TC engaged. I either ...
  • Agree, where I was  surprised or impressed with was the overall sharpness and IQ, because I had the 400FL for about 6 months before selling it for the lighter weight 500FL. Luckily it was nearly ...
  • Exactly, 100%!!!
  • 100% but yet it came out quite awhile afterwards so not so much, but price and timing plus the 400FL, 600FL and 180-400FL are all much bigger sellers and always have been for 30 years now. People ...
  • I think these were taken with the 200-400mm VR and VRII? I can’t see any exit data on these? Do you? This one sucks but I was between two huge fires obviously plus the distance is about 4 miles ...
  • Created discussion thread Nikon 500mm f/4E VR FL
    Lens speaks for itself, I never want or need another new super/tele. Unless they plan to make a new 400-600mm f/4.5 with built in TC, I’m good! I’m not sure why the 500mm f/4E VR FL sold few ...
  • Very well said mate!
  • Simplest answer is yes. It’s still an awesome lens with unique character if you asked me, but there are sharper and in my humble opinion better options I don’t buy third party anything. I ...
  • No worries brother I understand completely and yes absolutely! I forgive you lol, I’m only on the forums to help or ask for help, I love most people who’ve been a friend to me on here. So thanks! ...
  • Yes and unfortunately no, it just depends on your definition of what’s great and what’s not. Sorry to say image quality at the end of the day is in the “eye of the beholder,” correct? No matter ...
  • Absolutely 100% wrong, wrong and wrong! Sorry to be so blunt I’m in a funk, not personal. It’s just that the 14-24mm is absolutely legendary and it’s absolutely good enough on the D850 or anything ...
  • It’s just the older super-tele Nikons had a bit of a connection issue with the rear mount of lens contacts and how it attaches to the (lens) mount! Many people had this exact issue with many ...
  • I never, ever talk about Sony so you’re putting words in my mouth as they say, I t think? Anyways I said Canon and I’m not wrong, I get my information from the horses mouths? I’m a photojournalist ...
  • Nikon wanted to start showing off their massive advantages and advancements in lens design. They overcame the tight/diameter mount with the E-type technology Canon invented in the stone ages. It ...
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