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Feast your eyes on four gor­geous new lenses from Nikon!

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

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