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  1. #11
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    I have a D500, and I've used my Nikkor 300mm f4 ED (non-IF) with a Kenko 1.4x T/C with good results. The auto focus doesn't roam, and I end up with a 420mm f5.6, not the fastest combination, but it works. I've also used the 1.4x with a Tokina 400mm f5.6, and it works all right.

    As an alternative, I would consider the Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6. Yes, it's roughly $1400, but it's extremely versatile. Your D500 with the 1.5x crop factor ends up as a 750mm f5.6 at the long end. At f8 you also have over 1125mm in effective focal length.

    Just another option to consider.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    Quote Originally Posted by pendennis View Post
    . At f8 you also have over 1125mm in effective focal length.
    Adding the 1.4TC right? That'll give 1050mm EFL, unless my maths are wrong
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  3. #13
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_dean View Post
    Adding the 1.4TC right? That'll give 1050mm EFL, unless my maths are wrong
    Right!!! I multiplied by 1.5, instead of 1.4. Please send me back to remedial teleconverter factor school!
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  4. #14
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    What do i know i dont even use Nikon now but my suggestion would be the 200-500 with a 1.4 for the situation you talk about,you then have a second use for the lens as a walk around lens,also you have the latest optics and coatings.
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  5. #15
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    Specific purpose lens requirement.
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    what do i know i dont even use nikon now :d
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    Specific purpose lens requirement.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    I think that 200-500 f5.6 is the best bet
    D300, D3300
    105F2.8 AIS, 70-300 G, 50F1.8 AF, 16-85G ED VR, 18-55DX VRII, AFS DX 35mm F1.8
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  8. #18
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    Re: Specific purpose lens requirement.

    yes, the 200-500vr is a great close/medium distance birding lens as are the 300f4 ed if and sigma 150-600 c.
    I have owned and used all of them and have stuck on the 200-500vr.
    Its the heaviest of the three but imo the best performer unless you want to try your hand at butterflys and dragonflys as well as birds in which case the 300f4 and tc 14 ii really comes in to its own.
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