Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
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Best Lens ever
Michael, B&H Photo
19 December 2015
Excerpt: I used the Nikon 800mm for Wildlife and sports photography. I have to say it is tack sharp around all corners. I got really great shots using it for the first time on Bald Eagles. Perfect match with my Nikon D4S.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have been wanting to upgrade my old AF-s 500 for some time. It was a tossup between the 600 and 800. Most of what I read and what I saw on uTube didn't really answer the question. But the one thing that stuck in my mind was the raves about the sharpness of the 800mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This is not the situation where this lens measure up to other Nikkors....This lens will surpass almost all other Nikkors. The big competition to this lens, are those in it's same league...the 600F4, the 500F4,the 400F2.8 and the 300F2.8.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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.
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.
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.