Essai très élogieux de l'AF-S Nikkor 500 mm f/5,6E PF ED VR sur Nikon D3X et D500 par Maciej Latałło pour LensTip.com :Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500 mm f/5.6E PF ED VR review - LensTip.com
Points forts :
- excellente qualité d'image au centre
- très bonne qualité d'image sur les bords du format APS-C / DX
- bonne qualité d'image sur les bords du 24x36
- aberration chromatique longitudinale négligeable
- aberration chromatique latérale légère
- aberration sphérique imperceptible
- pratiquement aucune distorsion
- correction parfaite de la coma
- bonne correction de l'astigmatisme
- vignetage léger
- autofocus silencieux et précis
- stabilisation d'image très efficace.
Point faible :
- baisse significative de contraste en contre-jour.
I admit I can’t remember the last time when I had to return a lens after a test with such a regret. Bird photography is one of the areas I like as an amateur very much; still I am not a professional enough to construct hiding places or lookout points and spend inside many hours, days even, waiting for that perfect shot. My nature and bird photography can be rather called casual as I enjoy it mainly during a walk to a forest or a meadow. When I go to a longer trip with my family or alone I sometimes take a telephoto lens with me, stop here and there, wait a bit, observe the trees, meadows or fields through a pair of binoculars, and take a photo. Small wonder I took such a liking to the small, lightweight, handy Nikkor AF-S 500 mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, sharp already from the maximum relative aperture and correcting practically all optical aberrations in a perfect way.
What about the performance against bright light? It is the single flaw we managed to find and, I suppose, you can handle it as long as you use the hood and you choose your frames wisely.
A whole long list of serious assets and just one flaw (a flaw that, additionally, stems from a specific technology which is able to provide many other assets) allows us to give the tested Nikkor our ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ badge.