Awrite Bill looking for bit of advice, plan to buy 500 or 600mm nikon lens at end of month (older model not the newer ones) which do you recommend?
Have you won the pools matie..
Ive used both, and common sense would suggest that getting the bigger lens for what we do would be the one to get, but, my preference would be the 500mm, and this is purely through having hands on experience using them both..not from reviews or what the big lads say..
Another cracking lens is the old 400mm f2.8....its heavy, 10,5 pounds in weight and has no VR, (the 500mm is 8.5 pounds and has VR) but its so sharp, snaps to focus ultra quick, the bokeh is amzaing and you can put you tc on and its still fast.
Over the last 6 years Ive used the 500mm for ospreys for the last 3 years, the 400mm twice in that time, and the 600mm once.
This year, well I havent decided yet, but its between the 500mm and the 400mm
Bewteen the two lenses you mentioned, for me it would be the 500mm, but, Im sure others may have different views.
Cheers Bill! I've been saving up my embassy coupons so thought I'd invest in longer lens for some projects I have planned for this year, heard a lot of good things about the 500mm & the 400mm, VR doesn't bother me as I seldom use it, I might hire and try before I buy, cheers for the advice.