Using the Novoflex adapter. The lens is good, but not extraordinarily so (the AFS version is better). However the in-camera stabilizer increases its usability as a "de facto 600mm". Manual focus is made a bit tricky by the short throw and lack of resistance of the ring. One has to get used to focussing it with one finger, the others firlmy holding the barrel. Since the magnified EVF view is not stabilized, focussing precisely takes time. Slight misfocus is sufficient to lose the advantage of stopping down (one of the pics below has been selected, with f/4 resulting in a better picture than the f/8 version just because of a slight focus inaccuracy). Globally I get a very good 600mm equivalent that can be handheld.
(all pics up to 2000 pixel along the biggest edge, except the details which are 100% crops)
An artificial duck, f/4 and 1/640s, 200 ISO:
Detail of the same, but f/5.6 ; the contrast is already better:
Highway signs, 1/1000s, f/4, ISO 200. Contrast enhanced in order to compensate for the significant haze (weather was deteriorating quickly)
Detail of the same (all ar @ f/4)
A station platform 1/320, ISO 200, probably f/5.6:
and the paparazzo's display :
Edited by Airy, 11 November 2012 - 15:59 .