Hi all, I decided to share some updated observations around the Nikon 200-500mm VR as much of this month I’ve been using the lens with a Nikon TC14E version 2 Teleconverter.
I am very happy to report the combo has performed extremely well. Allowing me to capture what we tend to call the little ones (songbirds) and some father away duck shots. The sharpness is still outstanding, with the teleconverter attacked my starting F-stop is F8. And using handheld is still awesome with its VR rated at 4½ stops improvement.
Remember too this lens works great on full frame cameras, but performance is awesome on DX as well. current list of cameras it works with follows: D5,D4, D4s, D3, D3s, D3P, D3x, Df, D810, D800/e, D750, D700, D610, D600, D300, D300s, D7000, D7100, D7200, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100 and newer
Overall, if your shooting Nikon and looking for a great birding, wildlife shooting option that won’t break the bank! This lens which you can fine for around $1400.00, and a TC14 converter might the perfect combo.
Till next time.
Above image taken at 700mm, Nikon D4, Nikon 200-500mm zoom and TC14EVersion 2
To the left same image, blow up 1 to 1, slight retouch in lightroom.
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