|Quoting jwenting (Reply 1):|
VR should still work, but as VR doesn't work on tripods and the combination (indeed I suspect the 600 without TC will require one in reality if not theory
|Quoting ckw (Reply 6):|
As a long time user of the Canon 500 f4 with or without a 1.4x or 2x convertor I would say that 'atmospherics' will have a much bigger bearing on image quality thean the convertor.
|Quoting alevik (Reply 5):|
That lens is absolutely superb. The shots I have from YYC with this lens give a great telephoto compression feel. I use a manfrotto monopod with a ball head to shoot aviation. Mostly from a step ladder as well - the monopod in collapsed position, resting on the top step, eye level when I stand on thrid from top step.
|Quoting cpd (Reply 7):|
Thank you. This gives me confidence to drop the dollars on the lens. My other option was a Sigma 800mm F/5.6, it's cheaper, but it has no VR (or OS in Sigma speak) and I'm generally suspicious of Sigma quality (and their local distributor). I think the Nikkor is the safer bet.
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