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

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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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


     
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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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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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black

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    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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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    She just wasn't happy there weren't any birds at the feeders.
     
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    nathan cox TPF Noob!

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    that lens looks great
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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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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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Trust me. I will go birding with it.



    Sans the fuzzbutt.


    And I might even try autofocus. :bouncingsmileys:
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    do a with and without comparison. that looks a bit soft if you ask me.
     
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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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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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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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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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  11. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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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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  12. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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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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