First Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens reviews

70-200mm f/2.8E, 500mm f/5.6E and 200-500mm f/5.6E

Kevin Lisota published his review of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens:

"Handling of the lens is very similar to carrying a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. It is easy to carry and handhold, where some of its larger siblings can be fatiguing or require a monopod for any significant amount of shooting. It is still ~3 lbs, so you will feel it on your shoulders if you carry it around for an extended period of time, like a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

I own the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G VR II lens, the 200-500mm f/5.6E lens and have frequently rented the 500mm f/4E FL super telephoto. This is certainly the lightest and easiest super telephoto to put in a backpack and carry for any length of time. The 200-500mm f/5.6E is definitely bulkier, though does offer more focal length flexibility depending on your subject matter."

Update - see also this post:

"I found the sharpness of images from the 500mm f/5.6E PF to be quite good at all distances, even at the far end of the field 100+ yards away. Higher ISO settings did give some grain to the photos, so a true evaluation of the lens sharpness will have to wait until I have the chance to shoot a game in full daylight."

The new 500mm f/5.6 lens is now in stock at Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens video reviews/field test reports:

Older Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens reviews:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens now shipping (first AF tests, hands-on videos)

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500 mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens review by Lenstip

Roie Galiz on shooting with the new Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens at Dpreview

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