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Nikon AF-S 200500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Nikon’s new big boy is competitively priced
Nikon’s new 200-500mm has a little less telephoto reach than the Tamron 150-600mm VC and the Contemporary and Sport editions of the Sigma 150-600mm OS, but comes up trumps with its constant aperture of f/5.6. It’s also a third of an f-stop faster at the long end, and enables autofocus with many recent Nikon bodies when using a 1.4x teleconverter.
Latest-generation Vibration Reduction is claimed to be good for a 4.5-stop benefit and features Nikon’s recently developed ‘Sport’ mode, to give a more stable viewfinder image when tracking moving objects. Other highlights include ring-type ultrasonic autofocus with full-time manual override. Quality glass includes three Extra-low Dispersion elements. The lens also comes with a hood, soft case and detachable tripod foot. The last of these is welcome, as the lens is undeniably hefty at 2.3 kilograms.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: An exciting addition to Nikon’s super-telephoto line-up at a surprisingly affordable price.
THE 200-500MM’s electromagnetically controlled diaphragm is designed to deliver optimum consistency in high -speed continuous