Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
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tyson, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
Excerpt: I know a lot of bird and sports photographers highly rate this lens and rightfully so. This might surprise some of you but this is my go for lens for weddings. I had Sigma's bigma 2.8 zoom, now while the speed was great in dark lighting it was heavy and poor reach 500mm. My assistant is happy that I retired that lens and not him. So instead I got the Nikkor for the close up of the ring shot....i know ....i know before you say it.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I purchased this 800mm lens together with Nikon D4s in June 2014 and have used the combo on several bird watching trips, mostly to bird hides on wetlands and one trip on a junk to a terns island. It proved worthy of its price and beyond.
Excerpt: For bird photography this is the bomb. Insanely sharp, focuses quick, the 1.25x teleconverter (included and mated for life with its partner 800mm - they even share the same serial number - I know old fashioned but true) works great. As long as you know the limitations of super-telephoto lenses this will be your Dreamboat Relationship. However if you haven't shot 500mm and longer lenses there is a steep learning curve.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Excerpt: I use it for landscape and wildlife. Nikon case and overall quality is excellent. The soft lens cap is the worst I have ever seen in 50 years years of experience. It is hard to work with and does not seal well. I have replaced mine with a shower cap that is far superior in terms of cost, ease of use and effectiveness.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
This lens will take your peeping tom game to a whole new level!
22 December 2013
Summary: I mean, just look at this lens. You can tell by looking at it that it will take your peeping tom game to a whole new level. No longer will you be limited to your immediate neighbors. If there's someone several houses down that you've been meaning to get "better acquainted" with, this lens will help you accomplish that. When you first start walking around with this lens, people will ask if that's a new lens on your camera, or if you're just happy to see them.
Excerpt: I just got the 800mm….I haven't used it on a "working" trip yet but I have played around with it a bit on some birds. It's extremely sharp, is very fast focusing, and it's lighter than my 600mm !!! What could be better? I can see it will be a great bird lens but my primary purpose is for all wildlife, and for that I'm sure it will excel.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: There is no reason to hesitate buying this lens. If you are wondering if the image quality measure up to Nikon's other lenses...it does. I have been using it with a D800 and I can't get over the detail that the camera/lens combination is able to resolve. The Vibration Reduction works as advertised. I have shot this hand held and was happy with the performance. The lens is light for its size.