This Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens review is by Nikhil Bahl (website | Facebook | Google | Twitter):
In 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years later, Nikon has released the new 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lenses. After reading all the specs, it took me only 2 days to order the new 600mm lens. Weight was the biggest factor, but I have been pleasantly surprised by other improvements.
This review is based on my tests at home and over 10,000 images made in the field. The lens was primarily used with a Nikon D4 camera body and some tests were done with the D810 camera body to see how well the lens performed with a high resolution sensor. I have given the lens a good workout in different conditions and the following are my thoughts on various aspects of the lens.
The hard to find Nikon Coolpix P900 super zoom camera is currently in stock at BestBuy - shipping is marked as "usually leaves our warehouse in 1 business day".
If you have not yet seen the zoom capabilities of this camera, check out this post.
Tamron will soon announced two new prime lenses for Nikon F mount:
- SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F012)
- SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (model F013)
In addition to several zooms, Tamron currently has only 60mm, 90mm and 180mm prime lenses in their lineup.
Another interesting third party lens for Nikon F mount - the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens is now shipping and is currently in stock at B&H and Amazon. Tokina also published the MTF charts of the lens (additional information can be found here):
Matt Granger published a hands-on review of a new Commlite Nikon F to Sony E adapter (Nikkor lenses on a Sony a7 camera) that will come with autofocus and stabilization support:
Just a quick updated on my post from last week: the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock at B&H and in Europe (Amazon UK, Amazon Germany and Amazon France). Few sample photos from the lens can be found here.
Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a 1 Nikkor 13mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens (for 1" sensor). There have been several Nikon 1 lens patents in the past few months: