Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharpness of the Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 lens

I know there will be a lot of people that don't find this interesting but for the ones that are thinking about a new zoom lens, this is for  you. (And for Paul since he was playing with his zoom lenses!)

Just out of curiosity one day I took a photo of a woman sitting on the beach reading a book. I had a Nikon 1.4 teleconverter on the 200-500mm f5.6 lens so this first shot is at 280mm and I was about 100 feet away.

I took the second shot at 700mm and cropped it 50% just to see if I could make out any of the words.

Needless to say, I was impressed with the results! Even with a teleconverter I can zoom in on this photo and read the words on the page without any problem. 

If you are thinking about one of these lenses you won't be disappointed.


  1. Wow, 100 feet, that's pretty impressive alright and sharp too!

    This lens gets some pretty good reviews on the internet too.

    Did you happen to see the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8? when you were shopping for your Nikon lens? Only $31,032.21 Canadian...

    1. I saw that. I think I will buy a new truck instead! LOL


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