Last updated (23 August’10):
- Review by KenRockwell
The Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S features 600mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 15 elements in 12 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 4°10′. Closest focusing distance at 15.7ft.(5.0m) and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S lens weighs 178.5 oz. (5,060g) and it measures 6.5 inches in diameter and 17.5 inches long.
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Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Reviews
Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S and writes;
“Every Nikon ED super-tele I’ve ever used has been optically spectacular. All the AF-S lenses have focused so fast they’ll make your head spin. Optically and focus speed-wise these lenses have nothing in common with ordinary lenses. When you drop ten big ones on a Nikon supertele, you’ve always gotten something spectacular.”
Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S User Reviews
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“This is the best lens I have come across. I use with with my Nikon D300 on a Wimberly head + Gitzo tripod. I get sharp images of wild life and birds. I am trying to put this to good use for my Lunar Astrophotography and this does an awesome job. The Autofocus works well even with the 2X teleconverter, which is quite handy during a rough safari ride.” – by Chandra
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Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S User Manual
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Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Specifications
High-powered, super telephoto lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX- (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors. Vibration Reduction (VR II) minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing photographers to shoot at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would be otherwise possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. New tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation.
Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat and a meniscus protective glass element combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements control chromatic aberrations while enhancing color, sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings. Rugged, reliable and lightweight, this lens features a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade, dust- and moisture-resistant construction. New A/M focus mode provides fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus operation.
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