A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens – Fstoppers

Nikon has made their way into more specialized mirrorless lenses in recent months, with the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S being one such option. The 800mm f/6.3 might be one of the most competitively priced lenses in recent memory, and it offers top-shelf sharpness and portability on top of that. This great video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in usage. 
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video takes a look at the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens. Of course, at $6,500, no one will argue that the 800mm f/6.3 is cheap, but as far as such lenses go, it is remarkably affordable (consider the Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM, which costs $17,000). If you are worried about that slower aperture, remember that f/6.3 is only a third of a stop from f/5.6 and practically unnoticeable in real-world use. It sure seems Nikon is trying to lure wildlife shooters with such a portable and affordable supertelephoto, and I am sure it pairs beautifully with the Nikon Z 9 mirrorless camera. Check out the video above for Frost’s full thoughts on the lens. 
Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.


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