That gives us 1600 mil of real optical reach, say hello, honey. So this is the frame at 24, mil at 50 mil and 70 mil, and this is how its looking at 800 mil and once we add the two times teleconverter, this is where is she thats the problem, its so long? You loser. This is the shot at 1600, mil f 13. Now, as you can see, from how wobbly that footage is shooting at 1600 mil comes with its own challenges. I know 1600 mil for portraits is a little bit ridiculous unless youre trying to snipe johnny depp as he leaves the courthouse or something like that, but were going to shoot some portraits just to see the optical quality, how it is in terms of hand holding and Were going to go to the bird park again, but i have to say straight off the bat, its incredibly small im, a big fan of nikons pf range. They had the 300 f4, the 505.6, and now this is an 800. The first in the zed range 6.3. Now, if youre, comparing that to the f mount 800 mil lens, that one was a 5.6, so youve got that third of a stop or whatever advantage, but it was ten thousand dollars more expensive and almost double the weight and longer this one at 5.2. Pounds is lighter than my nikon 200 mil f2 significantly lighter than the 400mm 28, which i already praised for being light its only just a little bit heavier than the 58mm knocked lens.

So really incredible. If you need a long lens in your life, so lets go shoot you are there. You want to guess the shot its like real paparazzi stuff. Yes, super super super super super long cool, so lets find some nice little pools of color. In the background, i think ill start at 800, just instead of 1600 get some shots that are working and we really need to find some nice pools of light being an overcast day. Today, some of the shots i was taking there were up around iso 20. 000 thats, not where i want to be so look nikon, says the vr in this guy should be good for over five stops of compensation, so lets just try it im using a monopod after all, hi everyone. So lets start at an 800th of a second and work our way through using the monopod i 800th and a 400th perfectly acceptable. I also went to 100th 60th even down at a 40th and a 25th. I was getting sharp shots. I even got a few out at 1 15 of a second but thats with the monopod and a such a lightweight lens. You are going to want to use that handheld sometimes so lets see what we can get fully handheld going handheld. I got pretty much the same results. I was getting acceptably sharp shots regularly through to 100th of a second and then down at a 60th, a 30th and even a 15th.

I got some shots sharp, but of course the strike rate was lower than using the monopod. Now i have to say one thing that i dont love about this lens and some of the newer vr zed lenses. It doesnt have a vr button on the side that you can slide to off sport or normal. You have to go into the menus. I dont want to be in the menus when im out, shooting so thats already a downside for this lens for my taste, switching to normal vr. I was again you know getting fine up at 800. 400. 100.. Here i pushed it even further and managed to get some sharp shots at a 20th, a 15th and even a tenth, so lets try 1600 mil im gon na sit for this one but still hand holding it. Finally, 1600 mil handheld using normal vr and 800 fine. 400 250th. How far can we push this 1 125th, a 60th a 25th, and i even kept going and got them down to a 15th and a 10th and an eighth of a second now thats, not to say it does better at 1600 mil. I just didnt think to try anything slower than a tenth before this. So look today is just going to be a half day hands on with this lens im, not calling this any kind of a review. It really is just a first hands on after this im flying off to america, iceland and switzerland.

Im hoping to get one of these to take along to shoot the bird migration in iceland so ill. Give you my detailed thoughts there, but today were just gon na. Do a variety of different portraits, a few different simple tests shoot some birds get some first impressions. So look 15 minutes in and im already realizing the limitation of portraits at eight and 1600 mil is that you cant really get much of a creative background because its just blurred, you can choose a small area, get different colors, but its kind of limited. But here theres some interesting buildings, so i think we can stack her up against that and create an interesting background. F. 6.3. I attempted making an interesting background, has kind of failed because its just too soft and blurry still but thats still better than just green. Not talking to you thats another problem with really long lenses, no one knows youre taking a photo. She just looks like shes being annoying and standing in the middle of the stairs. So look so far, im really impressed with it, especially the vibration, compensation or vibration reduction, ill, be interested to see how it does in the bird park, though, because theres going to be even lower light in there and im already at quite high isos, so lets head In so super telly lenses like an 800 mil, are really useful in real world wildlife, shooting for two reasons, one if its a dangerous animal you want to be a long way away and on the flip side, often the animals just are a long way away to Not spook a bird, you need to be a long way back, so you need a long lens to bring it in close here where the birds are a bit tamer and easy to get close to its kind of all set up for you to shoot from a Couple of meters away so im kind of finding im going three zigzags down the walkway and then shooting back one good thing, though, because of the extreme compression of the narrow field of view, you can find just like some little object in the background to separate them Out, like a little white sign in the distance, which will give a nice highlight behind the bird that kind of thing, whilst all the other tourists are just three meters away here, i am 15 meters away trying to find my frame Music.

One thing to keep in mind: whilst, yes, the z9 is focusing great, despite the slower aperture and its lightweight enough to hand hold for sure significantly lighter than so. Many of the alternatives, like i said because its a 6.3 today on an overcast day down at 1 200th of a second which is really quite slow for 800, mil im still up at like iso 2000. So if i wanted to go up to an 800th of a second im going to be at 8 000 iso, once we throw on the teleconverter thats going to be 32 000 iso, so having the monopod to be able to give myself a slower, shutter speed is A good strategy here, heres a selection of different images taken from nice and low isos through to crazy high isos im, going to give you a selection of different files, high isos and all different ones. Taken on the day that you can download to pixel peep theres. A link in the description below now. This is something that genuinely hadnt occurred to me till now, but as someone who shoots a lot of skills and video im getting b roll for this video on the camera through the lens for you guys and realizing there, you get really beautiful, clean images because im Down at a 60th of a second or maximum 1 250th, if im doing slow mode and there im able to get nice low, isos, beautiful files log all of that stuff.

So if youre, if you are a hybrid shooter, i would say the aperture is even less of an issue for you guys, so look so far its definitely hand holdable. The shutter speed is the only issue when youre dealing with lower light days like i am today, and the only thing that i can say and its not a criticism, because its like complaining that a one foot, long piece of wood is too long in here 800. Mil was really a bit much and 1600 mil was ridiculous. I trust that, if youre watching this considering buying this youll know if 800 mil suits your style of shooting im going to iceland. As i said in like a week from now so theyre shooting the migrating birds, this should be fantastic in an aviary, not so much, but i wanted to get you something as quickly as i could. So it is what it is in a tight space. 800 is a challenge, so look first impressions with this guy. I genuinely think they have positioned this well slightly slower aperture than the old 800 mil way cheaper. I think its brilliantly priced actually, the build quality is good for what youre getting. I dont think its their very, very, very best, but its certainly up there theres, probably four things that stand out that are not ideal but again, given the price. I actually think all of them are fair. First, is the hood, its the cheap plastic one its? Not one of the nice hoods like you get on a 400.

28, the new lock seems like a really great execution, but i did bump it off twice today and there you can see it actually is stuck in the in on the unlock position there so already kind Of a bit dodge uh, the fact that it doesnt have a focus scale at all. I dont actually like that. I would much rather have one even if its digital also the fact that the tripod collar is rotatable but its not removable. You could remove just the foot and change that out, but the collar itself cant also the fact that the foot still doesnt come with an arca swiss uh cutout on it thats such an easy and basically free thing to do. I dont know why the big companies dont do that and the last one i mentioned before no vr switch same as on the 400 mil. I would much rather be able to switch to off sport or standard on the lens, rather than having to go into the menus, so thats, four simple things, but again for the price for the reach for the image quality youre getting.