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Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens Reviews: “Highly Recommended”

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Nikon finally introduced the Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S, a compact super telephoto lens. This is the first in-depth review of the lens. CameraLabs published their review for the new Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens and as expected the lens is highly recommended.

The US price of the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S Lens is $6500B&HPhoto already published the product page for the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens.

The Nikkor Z 800mm F6.3 VR S lens is the longest Nikkor Z lens to date and is approximately 48% lighter and 16% shorter than the Nikon 800mm F5.6E FL ED AF-S VR Nikkor lens. Check out the Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens Review details.

From CameraLabs verdict:

“Nikon’s Z 800mm f6.3 VR S is a very good super-telephoto which is smaller and much lighter and more affordable than rival lenses for sports and wild-life photography. The lens produces very sharp images with virtually no field-curvature or colour aberrations and can confidently be used wide open. Combined with Nikon’s Z TC-1.4x teleconverter it still delivers sharp images but some acuity is lost. Its Bokeh is very nice and the optical image stabilization of 5 stops proves really helpful with the challenges of hand-holding an 800mm lens. This is also helped by being only half the weight of its predecessor, the AF-S 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR. All this makes the Z 800mm f6.3 VR S a unique lens which rightfully earns a Highly Recommended.”

Good points:

  • Amazingly short and light for an 800mm f6.3 lens.
  • Very good resolution and contrast across the full frame.
  • Good image quality with Z TC-1.4x.
  • Very effective optical image stabilization.
  • Very good close-up performance.
  • Practically no longitudinal colour aberrations or purple fringing.
  • Only little vignetting and no distortions – through lens-profile.
  • Very little field-curvature.
  • Very nice Bokeh.
  • Weather sealing, multi function ring, function buttons, focus limiter.
  • Nice lens pouch.

Bad points:

  • Minimum object distance of 5m.
  • Relatively strong focus breathing.
  • Tripod foot is not Arca Swiss compatible.

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