What is a 200-500mm lens used for?

What is a 200-500mm lens used for?

This range is optimum for wildlife photography and is also a great focal length range on both full-frame and crop-sensor cameras. 500mm is a great range for birds, while the 200 to 400 focal length is great for large and smaller size wildlife.

When did Nikon 200 500 come out?


(images not to scale)
Introduced 2020 January 2015 August
Speed f/2.8 f/5.6
VR rated 4 stops 4½ stops
Close-focus 6.6′ 2 m 7.2′ 2.2 m

How sharp is the Nikon 200-500mm?

When it comes to lens sharpness, the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR performs admirably. Similar to what we see on other super telephoto zoom lenses, the lens starts out pretty strong at 200mm and its performance degrades towards the long end of the zoom range, which means that at 500mm, the lens suffers the most optically.

Is 500mm enough for bird photography?

The most popular serious bird lens is the 500mm f/4. These are preferred over the 400mm f/2.8 and 600mm f/4 lenses.

When would you use a 500mm lens?

This lens is generally used for sports and wildlife photography. But as you can see, it does a great job for portraits as well. The level of background separation is unreal and the subject really pops in the images.

What is the sweet spot for Nikon 200 500mm lens?

The 200-500 delivered superb sharpness. The sharpest images were obtained from f/5.6 to 11 with the sweet spot at f/8. This is very important because the dark environments in the wild can sometimes force you to use the lens wide-open. In this case, this Nikkor will not disappoint you even a bit.

What magnification is a 500mm lens?

10x binoculars
For example, a 10x binoculars magnification is equivalent to a 500mm super-telephoto lens.

Is 500mm good for bird photography?

What lens do most wildlife photographers use?

The best lens choices for wildlife photography

  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II (£1,820 // $2,000)
  • Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 (£1,150 // $1,400)
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 (£800 // $1,000)
  • Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 (£1,300 // $1,400)
  • Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 (£1,750 // $2,100)
  • Nikon 300mm f/2.8 (£4,800 // $5,500)

Is a 200mm lens good for wildlife?

A camera lens with a 200mm focal length is certainly capable of a capturing amazing images of birds, but species that refuse to get too close or move very fast (such as warblers) will be tough.

Is 200mm zoom enough?

If you are a beginner, a 200mm lens will work just fine for bird photography, especially if you’re using a 1.6X crop-sensor DSLR. A camera lens with a 200mm focal length can provide an impressive photo of your subject, but they will have to be pretty close.

What is 200mm lens good for?

A 70-200mm lens is a versatile optic with uses for wildlife, wedding, sports, landscape and even portrait photographers. The option of having short, medium and long telephoto focal lengths in one lens with a fast constant aperture gives photographers so many creative options.

Is the Tamron SP af200-500mm worth it?

The Tamron SP AF200-500MM F/5-6.3 Di LD is relatively inexpensive for a 500mm lens and the 200mm to 500mm zoom range is attractive. It’s not especially fast, being f6.3 at 500mm (F5.6 at 400mm and 300mm), but it is quite light and small by 500mm lens standards.

What kind of lens is this Tamron lens?

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2004. The lens belongs to the category telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

What is the brightness of a 200mm lens?

One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 200 mm the lens brightness is f/5 and at 500 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.

What is the field of view of the Tamron 320-800mm?

On an APS-C DSLR the field-of-view of the Tamron resembles 320-800mm lens on classic (full-frame) SLRs. The numbers already suggest to use either very high ISO settings or at least a monopod, better a tripod in order to avoid blurred images.