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bwana

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500 mm lens choice
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:39:08 pm »

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens or the Nikon 5.6 PF?
Nikon rumors had a comparison of the sigma to the exotic Nikon f4 500mm and found them equivalent.


https://nikonrumors.com/2017/03/13/sigma-500mm-f4-dg-os-hsm-sports-lens-vs-nikon-500mm-f4e-fl-ed-vr-lens-comparison-review.aspx/

Of course having the extra stop over the Nikkor pf is a bonus but it costs 6000.
And weighs more than 7lbs.

Has anyone experienced the sigma?

I wish I could mount the new canon rf 70-200 on my z

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Lightsmith

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Re: 500 mm lens choice
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 04:42:49 pm »

The difference is the extra 4 pounds of weight of the 500mm f/4 lens. With the 500mm PF I shoot hand held except when using a 1.4x teleconverter and even then all I need is a monopod to keep the lens steady.

For me carrying the 500mm PF and the 80-400mm zoom is roughly the same load as a 500mm f/4 and I do not need to carry a tripod with a gimbal head which saves me 8 lbs of weight and also allows me to shoot faster and at different heights without delay.
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Re: 500 mm lens choice
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 07:03:15 pm »

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I wish I could mount the new canon rf 70-200 on my z
Don't worry- there is a Nikkor s around the corner and i am sure it will not disappoint. ( because it HAS to be good)
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Re: 500 mm lens choice
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 10:25:15 pm »

Don't worry- there is a Nikkor s around the corner and i am sure it will not disappoint. ( because it HAS to be good)

The F mount version is one of the best zoom lenses ever designed and still bests the Canon eos and Sony E mount versions released later.

The Canon R being a collapsible design is bound to be compromised in some ways while Nikon has taken the route of a uncompromised form factor which makes IMHO more sense for such a pro workhorse lens. The S lens can only be better than the F one...

Cheers,
Bernard
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