Nikon 800mm F/5.6G VR super-telephoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by avro707, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. avro707 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    New comer: Super-tele Lens, 800mm, with fixed focal length - 12 Jul 2012

    Nikon is doing an 800mm F/5.6G super-telephoto prime lens. No release date announced yet. It is seen below with the D4.

    It looks a lot smaller than I'd expected. Hopefully it will be as good as the Canon one which delivers quite superb results. I won't be purchasing one as I don't need such a mammoth lens, but I'd certainly be interested to try one out when they become available.

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  2. avro707 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
  3. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Impressive. It's thinner and probably lighter than its Canon counterpart. I noticed however that it's a little soft compared to the Canon. Maybe it's the ISO?
  4. avro707, Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

    avro707 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2010
    I think it probably is the ISO. This isn't the final production lens either.

    I hope I will get to test one of them closer to launch. I've seen the results from the Canon 800mm F/5.6L which are very sharp, but those were in bright daylight conditions using only ISO200 or so on the EOS1D Mark IV.

    I'd like to see the results of the new 800mm on the D800e. That is generally a superb combination for long-distance photography.
  5. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    I'd be interested in seeing a side-by-side comparison of this and a new 400/2.8 with a TC-20EIII, since the 20EIII is the first 2x TC with good enough image quality that I'm considering purchasing one. I also wonder how it will fare with a my 400/2.8 with the new TC. Depending on rental costs, I may have to do a test.

  6. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Anyone know if it comes in a Sony/Konica A-mount or if there's an adaptor? I have a Sony Alpha 65. I doubt I'll be able to afford one of these lenses, but would be nice to test out.
  7. Prodo123, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Minolta has a 44.5mm flange distance while the F mount has a 46.5mm distance, so I think there's an adapter for it somewhere.

    EDIT: here you go:

    EDIT 2: It has an optical element because although the flange distance allows for a converter, the mount's physical specifications do not allow for a glassless adapter.

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