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Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 Ai-S

CaptainYooh

Calgary, CA
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CaptainYooh Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Oct 2011
Sat 20-Apr-13 08:31 PM | edited Sat 20-Apr-13 08:32 PM by CaptainYooh

I have an opportunity to purchase a relatively unused version of this long lens for a reasonably good (although still substantial) price but I am having doubts. I am not a pro. The lens is huge, heavy and will remain in its case most of the time. It is not a good lens for air travel due to its size and weight. It would be used only when I drive somewhere to shoot, which, in my case, is mostly the beautiful mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. I do have some good "poor-man's" long lenses (Leica Telyt 400mm/6.8 and Telyt 560mm/5.6). Plus, the two Nikkor Reflex lenses (500mm/8 & 1000mm/11), which are not the same in quality, I know.

Please help me make a decision by sharing your experience using this lens. Thank you.

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