Jump to content

First shots with the Nikkor Z 180-600/5.6-6.3 VR


Recommended Posts

  • Editor

On the Z8, some shot in DX crop mode and then cropped as well.

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4251-Edit.thumb.jpg.2b78fdb40c952752215681d313fcfd99.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4266.thumb.jpg.268b37d913fc7d4761c4d0e6de83317b.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4269-Edit.thumb.jpg.bb854045448a2bc25eaa25ba139f2c40.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4309.thumb.jpg.4165f5e7d318be49df96e129ffa62598.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4324.thumb.jpg.2ba87ffa9bd86d9b5ba31fad9fb5b70c.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4395.thumb.jpg.dfd35f2390021e50039bbcaa02bdcfbb.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4433.thumb.jpg.3a2626b696a7c33aa97839e7545a7752.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4471.thumb.jpg.32e0529f21175517c9bc0a1be10f2abc.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4527-Edit.thumb.jpg.b2775dadffecf6e785e39131e51f33ec.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4580.thumb.jpg.da1565eeaf91e0586d2d9c4de19fcadc.jpg

 

09-11-2023_pp_NZ8_4623.thumb.jpg.70a47f51803e84eeeb645a78d7d56fb6.jpg

  • Like 1

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

Next, lets see how this lens works with the TC 2.0!!

 

To start, the white egret shots were taken from this blind as is the first Heron image.  White spots in the water are the birds that I showcase here.  Tried some relatively difficult shots, shooting through grass and foreground elements.   

 

Second kicker - all these were hand held and a bunch were also shot in DX mode and then cropped even more!  Nikon Z8.

IMG_6655-EDIT.thumb.jpg.83b91451b11f6c459760571af3e9245f.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4829.thumb.jpg.21dab6e9d9df6cb45865ef6623b428db.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4875.thumb.jpg.7fedf54fc027cf29caf07c436547af15.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4883.thumb.jpg.eeed40f2de59f1e36d526cdc72ccf0c2.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4894.thumb.jpg.a35163ab734268983ef70a5339af2326.jpg

 

These are not shot from the blind and a bit closer than the above.

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4668.thumb.jpg.e3427b9a8e5fb8645ce2f6db6b03a424.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4707.thumb.jpg.557035b0194126054fff2ca8505de4f0.jpg

 

09-13-2023_pp_NZ8_4721.thumb.jpg.09f03f05df4cc82db957d43766fa6ebd.jpg

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

Went to try my hand at birds in flight.

 

No TC 2.0x...just the Z8 and lens!

 

09-15-2023_dublin_NZ8_5069.thumb.jpg.f6bb7ca01fcd7662de7cdd6317533194.jpg

 

09-15-2023_dublin_NZ8_5215-Edit.thumb.jpg.c1108cc1d644a0c25ca3327b5f61186f.jpg

 

09-15-2023_dublin_NZ8_5359.thumb.jpg.b8ff35f3705fed554e85e401758ff5bb.jpg

 

09-15-2023_dublin_NZ8_5401.thumb.jpg.55dbf880659120e39d062a2429343883.jpg

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

09-15-2023_dublin_NZ8_5378.thumb.jpg.f6e2d48704f9510f4cdf614f2a6a22fd.jpg

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5482.thumb.jpg.2d3ba981181bd8eadd816b1a37687d07.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5570.thumb.jpg.130d368c52970feb2ce449e54077077f.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5619.thumb.jpg.189dd1f34040455874d9755046d4358b.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5633-Edit.thumb.jpg.da383bf795ae46aad93cbe3bb3d76c5f.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5673.thumb.jpg.a435f72e21986c9e07bae86aeb795da2.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5763.thumb.jpg.6264a583cffad05938faa6cf6273828f.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5844.thumb.jpg.f79f35c5af3c6ce89179d84ecaf1cec7.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5973.thumb.jpg.c748359e25079390e1df5027f0d8c500.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5977.thumb.jpg.28a05a94eded94753723f73bbee78c93.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_5996.thumb.jpg.cd3d7119dd2c8f95608daba0d9f0063e.jpg

 

09-16-2023_colzoo_NZ8_6027.thumb.jpg.c7651df0d937b9dec33613e3b5777b18.jpg

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Supporter

interesting shots Andrew!  Are you visiting Africa, or perhaps an animal sanctuary?

 

I have a friend who recently purchased a Z9. He's now looking at the 180-600mm. What's your overall opinion of the lens, are you happy/neutral/disappointed with it's sharpness, usability, weight?

 

Thanks - gb

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

The last set were from a zoo.   Africa would be interesting, but alas, I can not see myself getting there.

 

Honestly, I can see why this lens is so popular and pre-orders are through the roof.

I don't find the weight objectionable, honestly.  I did have to buy another backpack to carry it though.  All my current bags have migrated to use with smaller kits.

You'll want to shoot it in decent to good light for the f/5.6-6.3.

 

Happy with the sharpness for the price.   sharp through out the range even wide open.  internal zoom and focus is nice.  short throw on the zoom makes composing quick.

 

Takes the Z teleconverters well, I use it frequently with the 2.0x.    It has only a small hit in IQ, but at 2.x, your base aperture is f/11 or f/13 depending on the zoom setting.

I find it worth it for my use cases.

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Editor

1

09-20-2023_pickponds_NZ8_6205.thumb.jpg.832d3d9c98eba61d4a40f5126c8ca0d5.jpg

 

2

09-20-2023_pickponds_NZ8_6289.thumb.jpg.6593d1ab178cd79c1f0ab096df0a0c37.jpg

See my content here:

http://www.visualohio.com | BESTLIGHTPHOTO BLOG | 500px Profile & Pics

 

I shoot Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax and Leica.  Probably not enough!  LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By visiting this website you are agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy & Guidelines.