Ludicrous Telephoto Zoom! Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Review


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This lens is big and heavy but definitely worth it for capturing things that are far away!
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22 thoughts on “Ludicrous Telephoto Zoom! Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Review”

  1. My Nikon D500/Nikon 200-500mm is my go-to combo for all my wildlife photography, as well as some of my sunrise/sunset and landscape photography.  If you're looking for a case, the Lowepro LP36307 13x32cm lens case from fits the 200-500mm lens perfectly.  It runs around $40 USD.  If you're looking for a case that fits both the D500 AND the 200-500mm lens, the Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 150 is a perfect fit for the camera, lens & battery grip with strap attached.  It is available from B&H  Photo Video for around $110 USD.

  2. I just got this lens. Your video was very helpful in getting me oriented to it. I particularly like the tip on reversing the collar for carrying. Unless I am shooting the moon or l won't use the tripod, like you, I like to be mobile. For lightning or deep sky astrophotography, I would use a different wider angle lens, so the tip makes perfect sense!

  3. Thats a re-branded old Tamron 200-500 mm f/5.6. Tamron now sells a 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 The Tamron is generally a better lens then Sigma. Nikon is a camera maker and had generally farmed out its lenses. While Canon was able to change its mount for the new DSLR line Nikon claimed it wanted to keep the old mount to use the M/F lenses they could not build an assortment of glass like the larger canon company and now Sony.

  4. i like the lens a lot .. the d500 though .i cant justify the price .when a d810 is similar priced ,, much prefer the realism of the full frame , compared to dx ,, thanks for the great video

  5. Hello Snapchick. Thanks for the video. I'm planning to purchase the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. I would like ur opinion on which tripod would u suggest for this lens? Also should it be a ball head one? Thanks in advance.

  6. Great lens for reasonable price. Great for bird watching and landscape telephoto. Sharp even at wide open. Used it with D610 and D7000. Maybe it dark a bit. Maybe it little bulky. Slow autofocus, but for fast – spend 8000$ or more, and get flagship Nikkor lens…

    Overall – love this lens.


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