Nikonelf's reviews

  • Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S Nikkor

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp, fantastic VR, relatively inexpensive.
    Long, gets heavy after a while.

    Love the lens. I have used it for wildlife and birds and find it works well with my D800. It can easily be hand held in daylight but I prefer a monopod. The VR snaps everything in to place - surprised me the first time I used it.

    Lens has smooth autofocus and zoom although I find that you will probably need to set the focus manually to start when focusing at the minimum focus distance.

    Tripod collar is more robust than some of Nikon's offerings - I have had no issues with it.

    I've been using it lately at drag races and find it's the only lens I need. Sharp images, fast focus and great detail. It's a much better buy than the Sigma or Tamron equivalents and competitive in price point as well.

    reviewed August 23rd, 2016 (purchased for $1,091)