Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
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Philip Foiles, Amazon
19 May 2015
Summary: I was initially very skeptical of the worth of spending $17999 on this lens, but with the discount making the price 17996, I say, "Woo-goo!" Sign me up for this bad boy. I've the perfect spot on my roof for the shot into the window of the cute neighbor that just moved in 2 blocks away.
Summary: You can purchase this lens and walk to your next shooting location, or purchase a car and drive there. With the same amount of money, you can only do one or the other. Even still, this is by far the creme de la creme of lenses for DSLRs IMO.
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.
Summary: I have used Nikon cameras and lenses for 30+ years. It's difficult to compare this lens to any other that I have used, including the 600mm f/4 VRII. Paired with the Nikon D4s (with or without its dedicated 1.25E TC), it's a dream lens for the wildlife/bird photographer.
Pros: Razor sharp and quick focus, excellent balance, great VR
Cons: The price, but I suppose that you get what you pay for.
Summary: I received the lens from Crutchfield on the day promised when I called in the order. I have been testing it by photographing birds in my back yard. It is incredibly sharp by itself and with included telextender. I can make out the details of the feathers.
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.
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.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction