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Yeah I know that but unless you are a professional - 3 x better ? it's surely then got to be a lotttttttttt better
I've edited what you wrote. Perhaps the question isn't so difficult now?
Generally speaking Nikon camera's and sensors are ahead of the Canon offerings but the Canon lenses are optically better. I had a Nikkor 70-200 F4- it was laughable compared to a clients canon equivilent on a 5d3 we worked on processing raws with.Thankfully the weight of the 500 G is what has stopped me cancelling the order. Knowing what I know now if I could turn back the clock to December I wouldn't be swapping systems. The D850/D500 are great but the lenses have left me very disappointed. The Nikon 24-70 is no match for my old Canon 24-70 F2.8 Mk2. The 16-35 F4 and Tamron 15-35 F2.8 G2 aren't on the same page as my Canon 16-35 F4 was. The Nikon 200-500 also doesn't stack up very well against my Canon 100-400 Mk2 (haven't tried the Nikon 80-400 but most people seem to prefer the 200-500 anyway). The Nikon 70-200 F2.8 is the only lens that I don't feel like I've lost anything over the Canon 70-200 F2.8 Mk2. I'm just hoping the 500 PF turns out to be as good as most people make it out to be and pray that another 24-70 comes along that offers better quality at the wide end than the one that I have.
Hi Phil, I purchased the only one Harrison had last week, so far very impressed my recent pics are with it. I sold a 400 2.8FL as it was not getting the use it deserved and the 500 just so easy to carry everywhere, it really is like holding a 70-200 in size and weight, its certainly not going to compete with the bokeh of the f2.8 or even f4 but if you think about backgrounds its still very good. Its only a week in but the sharpness has really impressed me even cropping detail is still there (something that can be lacking on some other non F2.8 / F4 Pro grade lensMorning, seems to have gone a bit quiet in here, everyone still happy with the lens?
I'm thinking about one but then keep changing me mind
Anyone use it with the mk3 1.4 tele? I'm fairly sure I'll miss the 600mm I've got used to with the Sigma c.
Is there still a wait?, anyone bought one recently? A few suppliers claim to have stock but I seem to remember reading that wasn't the case once ordered, cheers
What was you not happy with Peter, IQ?I have a 1.4 (iii) tc but have never liked the output with this attached
Thought I'd bump this thread up againMy thinking is I can now sell my 300 PF too and change that for a 70-200 FL and my main bag would consist of 70-200FL / 500PF and 1.4 TC III if I think I may do some macro or landscape I can take 70-200FL / 500PF / 105 Macro / 20mm 1.8 and 1.4 TC III
I now have a 500PF and 70-200FL after selling 200-500 and. 300PF, the 500 PF is lovely and just so small and neat, light to hold as you know. What you loose is versitilty of zoom and with the TC it works but tryong to calibrate which I do with all lenses it fails with the TC-14E III which surprised me but just bear this in mind its at f8 and FoCAL does not like it, the unbuild worked and it does operate but just a warning.Thought I'd bump this thread up again
I'm currently running a D850 200-500 and was looking to upgrade to the 500PF......I also thought through all the combinations and came to the out come that the best option might be to sell my 70-200 f4 and upgrade to the 70-200 FL and add in a 1.4tele to cover the bottom range and use the 500mm PF with 1.4 tele to cover the top range.............
My main questions would mainly be about sharpness and softness in the out of focus areas.......I think sharpness has been answered somewhat and I have read its up there with the top primes.....But how do people feel it compares to the 500 f4 out of focus areas?
I have not had it long os not even tried with tele yet to be fair, they are both excellent but you do pay for it and like most photography it’s exponential curve so is it worth 3x price of 200-500 not in quality terms but portability wins it over for me, dont get me wrong some of my fave pics I took with 200-500 and D500 but I love the 500PF and don’t regret buyingYeah, knew 500PF would be f8 with tele added, but for those times when you need the extra range it would be ok. I also guessed the the D850 would be ok with its auto focus with this combo. Will probably just calibrate by hand for the tele.
What does the 70-200 handle like with the tele added and is the quality still as good as people say, I'm pretty picky ;-)
Good to hear the quality is great, I’d read a few reviews but it’s always nice to get it direct from people who’ve used it in the field.I recently got the 70-200 mm f2.8 fl and gave it a run out last week with the 1.4iii shooting fast moving red kites at gigrin
It was superb, both af and iq on both a d500 and d5, highly recommended, and I too am pretty picky about IQ