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500mmVR Focus/Clarity Issues or not??? advice/opinio...

Leonard62

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sat 15-Dec-12 02:55 PM

Hi Pete,

A couple of things.

1. Nikon's super telephoto lenses are at their sharpest close to wide open. I would probably use this lens between f4 and f8.

2. When using VR allow a second or two after focusing to allow the VR elements to settle down.

3. Nail the exposure. Under exposure just brings up the noise and masks the resolution.

4. 100% crops are not a good idea. A good TC will give you much better results if you can keep the speed up.

Keep working at it. That's a fantastic lens.

Len

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