Photography - Nikon lenses

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Subject: Photography - Nikon lenses
From: Paul Dodd <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 06:24:21 +0000
Hi birders,

Nikon has (today) announced a new 200-500mm f/5.6 VR lens. This lens is
squarely in the same category as the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3, Sigma
150-600mm f/5-6.3 and Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lenses - presumably Nikon
sees enough value in this market segment to release a version.

The Sigma 15-600mm lens retails for about $1350 here in Australia, the
Tamron version for about $1200. I don't have final pricing on the Nikon
either here or in the US, but it is expected to retail at $US1399 - so a bit
more expensive than the competition.

At 500mm maximum zoom it is 100mm shorter than either the current Sigma or
the Tamron, but is a constant f/5.6 throughout the zoom range giving it
better low light performance at 500mm than either of the others. The Nikon
lens appears to come with Nikon's current magic coatings, and features the
latest 4.5 stop vibration reduction system.

It sounds like a really good value lens for bird photographers.

Details are on the Nikon Australia website here:

And a shorter version of the link here, in case the longer version gets
truncated by the birding-aus mail server:

Paul Dodd

Docklands, Victoria

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