Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR

Announced Aug 23, 2007 •
Telephoto prime lens | Nikon F (FX) | 2172

I bought this lens for birding and, now that I have learned it's quirks, am becoming more and more satisfied with my results. Firstly, it REALLY doesn't play well with crop sensor bodies like the D7100 - in fact I sold my D7100 as results were , well, poor. I put the money from the sale towards the D810 and that combination is very, very rewarding. You still need to stop down, it isn't really fair to call it an f/4 lens IMHO as it needs to be at f/8 or thereabouts for the images to shine, and ...

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