First Test Drive of "The Stack": Nikkor 200-500 with a 1.4 TC on the D7100

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Managed to sneak in a little time today dodging the snowflakes and fire off a few quick test shots using The Stack.... my spiffy new Nikkor 200-500 with my 1.4 vII TC... on my D7100.

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100% crop:

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700mm (1050mm equiv.)
ISO 500
1/160sec
f/11
Handheld
 

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Not bad at all!

That expression seems to say that you should expect to find half a mouse under your pillow this evening!
 

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Not bad at all!

That expression seems to say that you should expect to find half a mouse under your pillow this evening!
Yeah, I don't think from the looks of it, that the cat is not nearly as impressed by your new lens as we are.:345:
 
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She just wasn't happy there weren't any birds at the feeders.
 

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that lens looks great
 

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Cat is not amused.

Nice resolution! Would love to go birding with that rig.

The cat, on the other hand, would love to go birding without that rig...
 
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Cat is not amused.

Nice resolution! Would love to go birding with that rig.

The cat, on the other hand, would love to go birding without that rig...

Trust me. I will go birding with it.



Sans the fuzzbutt.


And I might even try autofocus. :bouncingsmileys:
 

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do a with and without comparison. that looks a bit soft if you ask me.
 

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so...
if you dont mind me asking...(and ill ask anyway)
what made you go with this lens over the tamron 150-600 or the sigma 150-600 sport?
was it the constant aperture?
sorry if i missed (and i obviously did) the probably dozen or so threads in which you have already fleshed out this decision.
 
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As for image quality, it's (pardon the pun) a photo finish. But there's three things the Nikkor did better:
1. Autofocus latches on far better with the Nikkor.
2. Nikon's VR outshines the Tamron VC,
3. The Nikkor functions quite well with the 1.4 vII TC I already owned; The Tamron would not AF with it.

In short, I'm not getting better shots, but I'm increasing my keeper rate.
 
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Managed to fire off a few at the neighbors' feeding station this afternoon

200-500 with 1.4 vII TC:

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Its slightly soft, but at f/11 thats to be expected on a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor.
 

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