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Showcase Nikon 600mm f/4 G IF-ED AF-S VR

Discussion in 'Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Frank207be, Aug 6, 2008.

 
 
  1. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    It took me a while and, but I finally found the time to go out for a long shoot with my AF-S VR 600mm f/4G IF-ED and D300 :wink:

    f/4 around the closest focus distance, about 50% crop:

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    f/4 at a distance. The 100% crop lacks critical sharpness though. I also needed strong editing to get rid of the haze. Panorama crop:

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    Swan closeup at f/4. No crop:

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    Swan closeup at f/5.6. No Crop:

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  2. The weather and recent busy schedule only give me one day of shooting with it. The birds were quite far away that day and I had just enough reach with the 600 VR.

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    With the 1.4TC = 850mm
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    And with the 2.0TC = 1200mm
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  3. i'm glad that this thread was started....
    with all the other
    200/2
    300/2.8
    400/2.8
    200-400/4 threads

    nice shots here
     
  4. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    Great pictures Phil, and I agree Greg :wink: We couldn't stay behind!

    Some more, both at f/5.6 and WB at 5000K for the cool look :smile:

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  5. I have to believe that this is a pretty exclusive group right now. i'm interested to see how many people post.

    gary
     
  6. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    Simon also has one. And in the meantime we'll do our best to show it's capabilities with new pictures on a regular basis so this thread will stay alive :smile:

    Here 2 action shots at f/5.6

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  7. AndyE

    AndyE

    871
    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    Don't have the VR yet. But it will eventually come (after the 400mm VR) :smile:

    Only have the venerable AiS 600mm/4.

    D200, Etosha NP - HiRes (1920x1200) Click Here
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    You guys, have fun wth the VR .... :smile:

    Andy
     
  8. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    All 600mm shots are more than welcome, epecially excellent ones like yours :wink:
     
  9. Wow... now that is some reach. The 2X didn't seem to soften up the image too much. BTW, I think you guys are teasers, playing us and getting us all salivating with your new toy... LOL. Just kidding. Great glass and equally great users to use it to make some nice images.
     
  10. I might have one, but unfortunately currently either I have no time, or the weather is wrong. So no results that I am happy with so far :frown: but I am hoping the weather will stay fine so I can change that situation this weekend......
     
  11. gugs

    gugs

    490
    Feb 24, 2006
    Belgium
    please stop posting those:biggrin:

    It is after looking at such a post that I bought a 200-400VR...

    so let's say there are no good pictures in this thread, and anyway I didn't have a look at them :wink:
     
  12. NeilM

    NeilM Guest

    I love this thread! Great photos all.
     
  13. RichA_CT

    RichA_CT

    140
    May 24, 2006
    Connecticut
    A Few Shots

    Here is a shot I took with my new 600 VR

    D2X --- ISO 320 --- f/4 --- 1/125 sec

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  14. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    Very nice Richard!

    Congrats with the new lens :wink:
     
  15. I sure hope this lens doesn't become available for about six more months...:biggrin:
     
  16. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Anymore Ais shots? :smile:
     
  17. Frank207be

    Frank207be

    538
    Mar 11, 2006
    Belgium
    Tripod VR 1/60s

    A fairly ordinary "technical" shot with the D2X at ISO 100 f/5.6 from a cheap Manfrotto 055B Pro with the Wimberley head at 1/60s.

    Full size:

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    100% crop:

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  18. fatimask

    fatimask

    69
    Jun 25, 2008
    Canada
    If you don't mind my asking, where was this picture taken? East Africa?
     
  19. AndyE

    AndyE

    871
    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    Fatima,
    I don't mind at all :smile:

    This picture was taken late in the afternoon in Etosha NP, Namibia.

    regards, Andy
     
  20. mdirvin

    mdirvin

    230
    Jan 30, 2007
    East TN
    My question is "where is everyone finding these lens", I am planning on purchasing one. My main source is B&H, but they are never in stock.

    Mike
     
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