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Nikon 500 f/4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Herm Wallace, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Herm Wallace

    Herm Wallace

    305
    Jan 28, 2006
    Cinti.
    My new Nikon 500 f/4 will be delivered today.:tongue: I would love to hear all the good things everyone has to say about this lens.

    Herm {Broke}:frown:
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic lens
    I don't have one, but have used one. With and without tc. Excellent quality

    I take it you have an excellent tripod for it right:>)))

    With tc...850mm f8, iso 100, 1/400 sec, d200, center weight, manual mode
    77278475.

    IQ is quite a bit beter than my way sized down for web
     
  3. Congratulations Herm!!
    Gale your photos is fantastic!! I was so tempted to purchase the 500, then my credit card screamed!! Oh well, maybe in 5 years or so!! :biggrin:
     
  4. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Superb Optics

    With the one exception od being used with a TC17EII and then it''s less than stellar.

    It performs wonderfully wioth a TC 14EII.

    Naked, it's sharp even wide open.

    I shoot thousands of images yearly with it and it's simply top of the line glass.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Crystall it is a superb peice of glass as Jim says
    Ya better have the superb tropod to go with it

    I will never be able to have either.
    But fun to use when i get a chance:>)))
     
  6. Congratulations! It's a great lens and you will love it.
     
  7. jimgrif

    jimgrif

    162
    Jan 24, 2006
    Georgia
    You'll love the lens. I have the first version of the lens and it works great. Not quite as big and bulky as the 400 2.8 which makes it a little nicer to carry(although that's relative)
     
  8. Good things in spades. I just want to ask if you have a good tripod and a gimbal head?
     
  9. Herm Wallace

    Herm Wallace

    305
    Jan 28, 2006
    Cinti.
    I am planning to purchase a Wimberley gimble head. My Gitzo tripod with the Arca Swiss ball head will probably have to be replaced. Looking for suggestions on a light weight Gitzo.

    Did a Bird photo shoot in Venice, Ding Darling, and Merritt Island in early March, pleased with the results.

    Thanks,
    Herm:biggrin:
     
  10. The 1325 has been replaced by a newer model, but many of us have the 1325 and like it. perhaps you can find a good deal.
     
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