One of the best days in my life, outside the the day I married my best friend and the birth of my children, would be the day my Nikor 600mm f/4 lens arrived. A lens of this magnitude represents a substantial investment, so I thought it would be fun to show my readers what you can expect from a lens of this type .
The aim of this experiment was to show my readers a few example of the capabilities of this lens at 600mm , add a 1.4 tele-converter and the results of using the “image area” option provided in the menu of the D800. The image area option allows for a 1.2 and a 1.5 conversion so basically we have 600mm – 850mm – 1000mm and 1200mm. Below are the result in that order. All photos were shot at approximately 25 feet and with the exception of adjusting the contrast they are SOC
600mm at f/4
850mm at f/5.6
1000mm at f/5.6
1200mm at f/5.6