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Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 21, 2023 09:44AM
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Nikon has announced two new telephoto zoom lenses, the Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR and the Nikkor Z 70-180mm F2.8, both of which have been on the company's lens roadmap for a while.

Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR for $1699. Pretty good price considering the range. I believe Sony 200-600mm is currently at 1999. The Sony is an immensely popular seller for Sony. It boggles the mind why Nikon waited so long to roll out their own version. I started augmenting my gear with Sony because of the 200-600mm. It’s an outstanding lens and I now use it for any daytime sports shooting.

The Nikkor Z 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is the spiritual successor to Nikon's F-mount 200-500mm F5.6 lens. Its optical formula includes 25 elements in 17 groups, including six ED glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration. All that glass means it's a relatively hefty lens, coming in at 1955g (4.3 lbs), or 2140 (4.7lbs) with the supplied tripod foot.


It features an internal zoom mechanism, nine aperture blades, and two custom function buttons. To better support video use, the lens includes a click-less control ring and suppresses focus breathing when shooting video. A stepping motor provides quiet autofocus.

The lens supports up to 5.5 stops of vibration reduction and has a minimum focus distance of 1.3m (4.3 ft) at the wide end. The zoom ring has a short, 70-degree throw, allowing for quick zooming between extreme focal lengths. The 180-600mm F5.6-6.3 VR is compatible with Nikon's TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x teleconverters, allowing for a reach of up to 1200mm. Nikon describes the lens as dust and drip resistant.




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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 21, 2023 05:36PM
Sony and Nikon are putting Canon to shame in this category, at least in terms of price. The Canon RF 100-500 is a really nice lens, but also really expensive, coming in at $1000 more than the Nikkor.
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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 21, 2023 11:33PM
It's getting great reviews.
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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 22, 2023 09:08AM
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AllGold
Sony and Nikon are putting Canon to shame in this category, at least in terms of price. The Canon RF 100-500 is a really nice lens, but also really expensive, coming in at $1000 more than the Nikkor.

Yeah, the 100-500mm RF Canon is now highly uncompetitive in price. Canon got some sales though. I saw that lens with many parent-photographers on high school sports sidelines.



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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 22, 2023 09:27AM
This Nikon 180-600mm appears to be the successor to the 200-500mm 5.6. I have the 200-500mm and it’s an ok lens. I wouldn’t buy it again. The zoom throw on it is so long and horrendous. It’s also telescoping and not an internal zoom. I prefer lenses that don’t change size and shape as I zoom. This 180-600mm has a 70 degree zoom throw and is an internal zoom.



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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 22, 2023 02:01PM
Still rocking the D3 here and freebie Tamron zoom.

I don't know man. Iphone camera is sooooooo good now.
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Re: Nikon announces 180-600mm 5.6-6.3 lens for shocking $1699 price
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 22, 2023 03:31PM
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chopper
Still rocking the D3 here and freebie Tamron zoom.

I don't know man. Iphone camera is sooooooo good now.

The D3 is a classic. The image quality hold up extremely well for a camera that is almost 15 years old.



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