One would say that shooting portraits with a 400mm or 500mm lens is overkill. Absurd, even. But what shooting portraits at 900mm? Manny Ortiz teamed up with Irene Rudnyk and Gerald Undone to find out. They used a Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens for shooting portraits, and to make things even more absurd, they paired with an APS-C Sony a6400. In other words, they shot portraits at around 900mm equivalent and it looks like they had a lot of fun doing this crazy experiment.
The AF features of Fujifilm X-T3 are pretty impressive, judging from the tests so far. But it doesn’t only work well with native lenses: the X-T3 nails focus even with a 600mm lens paired with a Fringer adapter. In this video from Fringer, check out how well the Fujifilm XT-3 performs even with a non-native, adapted telephoto lens.
The Nikon 600mm f/4 E FL ED VR is a great bird photographer’s lens (and a super-pricey one). But Kai Wong wanted to check whether it’s better for shooting birds than a shotgun. So, he teamed up with Paul John Bayfield and they created a shooting challenge. Paul used Nikon F5 and the 600mm lens, while Kai tried his shooting skills on the gun.
It took three rounds and some clay disks to shoot (figuratively and literally). And the question is – can the 600mm lens get more in-focus shots than the shotgun can hit?
More specs and photos have leaked and the official release seems imminent. Adding on to the previously reported specs, we now know the weight, price and minimum focusing distance for Nikon’s beasty lenses.
The good news is that both lens enjoy a 20-25% decrease in weight and can now focus 10% closer.
The bad news is that you will pay an extra 15-20% for the pleasure of owning one of these lenses.
Making sure there’s something for those on tighter budgets as well, there are also specs for a 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX lens. It is said to be replacing the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6, but with all its fancy new features I doubt the price will be anywhere near its predecessor.
The aging lenses were announced in 2007 and will be smaller and lighter, though more expensive, thanks to the new technology.
The flagship D5 should also be announced before the Rio Olympics in 2016.