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  1. #11
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    In the words of Chief O'Hara, "Saints be praised!!", I got a call late yesterday that my dealer got 2 in and I'm the lucky recipient of one of them. Shipping today for delivery tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get out and give it a proper testing. Was hoping to get this before our trip to FL in a month but I'd given up hope, so it was a great end of the day surprise. Will post a full review when I can.

    When I told a friend she mentioned that a big dealer in FL was seeing "3 or 4 a week" now with about 40 on their wait list, so they may finally have the kinks out of the manufacturing process?


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  2. #12
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    In the words of Chief O'Hara, "Saints be praised!!", I got a call late yesterday that my dealer got 2 in and I'm the lucky recipient of one of them. Shipping today for delivery tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get out and give it a proper testing. Was hoping to get this before our trip to FL in a month but I'd given up hope, so it was a great end of the day surprise. Will post a full review when I can.

    When I told a friend she mentioned that a big dealer in FL was seeing "3 or 4 a week" now with about 40 on their wait list, so they may finally have the kinks out of the manufacturing process?
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  3. #13
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    In the words of Chief O'Hara, "Saints be praised!!", I got a call late yesterday that my dealer got 2 in and I'm the lucky recipient of one of them. Shipping today for delivery tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get out and give it a proper testing. Was hoping to get this before our trip to FL in a month but I'd given up hope, so it was a great end of the day surprise. Will post a full review when I can.

    When I told a friend she mentioned that a big dealer in FL was seeing "3 or 4 a week" now with about 40 on their wait list, so they may finally have the kinks out of the manufacturing process?
    Oh my gosh! FINALLY!!! It's been a very long wait for you and others. I can't wait to hear your impressions, Jake - and of course to see your images.
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  4. #14
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    In the words of Chief O'Hara, "Saints be praised!!", I got a call late yesterday that my dealer got 2 in and I'm the lucky recipient of one of them. Shipping today for delivery tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to get out and give it a proper testing. Was hoping to get this before our trip to FL in a month but I'd given up hope, so it was a great end of the day surprise. Will post a full review when I can.

    When I told a friend she mentioned that a big dealer in FL was seeing "3 or 4 a week" now with about 40 on their wait list, so they may finally have the kinks out of the manufacturing process?
    I am glad you got the lens. I preordered an 85 1.8 lens for my Z6 on August 5 out of New York and Mid October I still could not get any feedback as to when it might be in. I contacted a local brick and mortar camera shop and they had one in about 5 days. I had really underestimated them. It changed my whole attitude. I am going to start with them first from now on.

    I hope that 500mm f5.6 works out. I understand it is noticably lighter than the 200-500 f5.6 lens. I will be anxious to see what you think of it Jake.
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  5. #15
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Got it about an hour ago. Light? 5lb 4oz mounted to the D500. That's the weight of just the 200-500mm by itself. It's no sweat to handhold. I'll start shooting with it this afternoon and start doing some "testing" over the weekend and put a post together.
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    Jake

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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    Got it about an hour ago. Light? 5lb 4oz mounted to the D500. That's the weight of just the 200-500mm by itself. It's no sweat to handhold. I'll start shooting with it this afternoon and start doing some "testing" over the weekend and put a post together.
    Sounds like a beast of a lens, Jake! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts - and if possible, would you please consider doing a comparison between this lens and the 300PF with a 1.4x teleconverter? I realize there is a difference in focal length (500mm f/5.6 vs. 420mm f/5.6), but it would still be interesting to hear if you ever decide to compare them.

    Oh - and a comparison between your Sigma Sport and the Nikon 500mm would be an interesting comparison if you ever do it.

    Have fun!
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  7. #17
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Will do some more shooting and "testing" today, but I figured I'd share this one. It's from the row of trees at the intersection of our and our neighbor's properties. These berries are about 60 feet out and another 30-40 feet up. With the 500mm I managed to salvage a 2000px crop on the long side of this image, meaning there's no way I could have gotten this with just the 300mm.

    500mm f5.6 pf-j55_8014-edit-copy.jpg

    Lens is incredibly sharp and easy to hand hold. Tried some shots with the 1.4x on and it will focus though it seemed to miss more on birds in flight than on stationary objects, but I may need to shoot at 1/2000s or better given I have an effective focal length of 1050mm with that on, so it may be a combination of focus and movement.
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    Jake

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  8. #18
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Hmmm, for me the photo in the above post isn't displaying inline. Is that true for the rest of you?

    I'll try again. Here's another from yesterday, "Contentious Waxwings".

    500mm f5.6 pf-j55_8294-edit-copy.jpg
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    Jake

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  9. #19
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    500mm f5.6 pf
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    Hmmm, for me the photo in the above post isn't displaying inline. Is that true for the rest of you?

    I'll try again. Here's another from yesterday, "Contentious Waxwings".

    500mm f5.6 pf-j55_8294-edit-copy.jpg
    I could not get the first to open and the second did not appear as a link, though it did show your exposure comp number when I placed the mouse over it.
    Dan~~Kentucky

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  10. #20
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    Re: 500mm f5.6 pf

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I could not get the first to open and the second did not appear as a link, though it did show your exposure comp number when I placed the mouse over it.
    So odd. It will display for me inline in the editor, but when I select Preview Post it shows as it does here with just the filename, regardless of what I choose (thumbnail, medium, large, full size). What's also odd is that when I go to upload the image the Select window only shows the JPEG graphic in the preview pane instead of the image, so maybe there's some compatibility issue? I used to upload here all the time, but now I'm not sure what the deal is.
    Jake

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