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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED Vibration Reduction Front Lens with Auto Focus Cover
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- High-powered, Super Telephoto lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors
- Vibration Reduction (VR II) minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing photographers to shoot at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images
- New Tripod Detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod
- Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation
- Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat and a meniscus protective glass element combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HK-35|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Image Stabilization||Vibration reduction (VR II) up to 4 stops|
|Item Dimensions||6.54 x 6.54 x 17.52 inches|
|Item Weight||11.16 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||5.00 m|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||600 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||600 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||15|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||4.15 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||13.14 pounds|
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Expensive - youbetcha! Whether or not it's worth it depends upon the degree of your passion. I saved every penny for almost ten years to replace my Nikon 500mm manual focus with the 600mm f4 AF VR. Satisfaction is measured by the amazing percentage of in focus shots on fast moving subjects.
For what it's worth, I tried a couple after market brands for less money, but after trying them out for a day, returned them. The Nikon 600mm does exactly what it is supposed to do. A step up for sure.
Note: Wouldn't hurt to work out with barbells at the gym for at least a month before you take delivery.
Incredible images. Comparing this lens to my other telephoto lenses, is like comparing a Cadillac to a Chevy. Owning this lens for someone who shoots wildlife is a dream come true.
My only experience with this lens is a 5 day period that I rented it. Having said that, I now have set a goal of purchasing this lens within this year.
Before getting this lens in my hands, I thought I would be able to handhold shots using image stabilization. While this is possible, to get the full use from this lens a high quality tripod or at least a monopod is really a must. I have found this lens is just too big to be handheld on any long term photo shoot. My arms literally ached after a day of shooting eagles along Lake Pepin.
And you will be noticed. I was glad that the others watching and photographing the eagles were merely curious. This lens attacks a lot of attention, potentially good or bad! Everyone is interested in it, how heavy, how much does it cost and of course, the quality of the images you obtain.
The results speak for themselves. I posted a few of the several hundred shots made with this lens. The clarity, sharpness, color and bokeh are superb! If you have 10 grand burning a hole in your pocket, this is probably your best investment!
If you need a long lens, this is the lens to get. At f/4, it has a bright viewfinder and excellent autofocus capability. It will let your camera do its best at continual autofocus. It is spectacularly sharp and detailed with excellent contrast when used properly. If your subject can handle the depth of field, it is very usable at f/4. (But with this long a lens, f/4 is very shallow depth of field!) Even with a D800, this takes extremely sharp photos down to the pixel level. With a D4, this is capable of excellent action shots and solid series of a moving target while staying in focus.
It works great with a 1.4x teleconverter. There is some degradation of autofocus capture and tracking, and a little optical degradation that would not be noticeable except under lab conditions. You are FAR more likely to have blur from subject motion or camera shake than from the teleconverter combo. With a 2X teleconverter, it becomes fairly finicky. It is possible to get excellent photos, but you need to pay extreme attention to technique and conditions. Under many conditions, you are going to be much better off just cropping.
This lens really needs a gimbal mount and a tripod. I like the Really Right Stuff PG02 since I can also use the components as a panorama head. The lens foot supplied is mediocre. It's very tall for some reason. This will limit travel in some gimbal heads. I replaced the whole foot assembly with a more sturdy and streamlined one from Really Right Stuff. If your shooting precludes the use of a tripod, don't get this lens.Read more ›
Strongly recommended for any serious nature / wild life photographer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing is MASSIVE and Heavy. More importantly, it is AMAZING!!!! Super fast and tack sharp, mount this to an FX body and find anything on the field, in the bush or on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shawnfyi
This lens is great, I'm not a good photographer, but if you have the best lens in the group you win! I can do a few hand held shots, but you really need a monopod or tripod.Published 18 months ago by James D. Smith
I wish I could say that I own this lens, but I don't. I have had the opportunity to borrow it on two different trips and it is everything I daydreamed it would be--sharp, fast and... Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Jeff Wignall