Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II


Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
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Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2001.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 600 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  (52 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.
Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II (2001) << The lens you are currently viewing
Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 G ED VR (2007)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Long focal length with its 600 mm
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
No built-in image stabilizer
The price
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (5900 gr)
 
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II (See dictionary)
Release date: 2001
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Length 600 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  600 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  900 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 10 elements / 7 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:600 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 52 mm
Lens Hood:
Included, but no info available
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):166 x 455 mm
Vikt:5900 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Reviews
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fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=85&sort=7&cat=12&page=3
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/super-telephoto-slr-lenses-66/110-nikon-600mm-f4d-ed-if-af-s-ii.html
 
sportsshooter.com
http://www.sportsshooter.com/gear_profile.html?id=45
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
Different versions of this lens
2001 Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II
2007 Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 G ED VR

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