Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Review
Sharpness at 500m
The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E VR lens was attached to a Nikon D750 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. We also used a release cable and mirror lock-up to prevent any blurring that may result from camera or mirror movement. The 100% crops represent about 1/600th of the total frame area.
The full frame at 500mm
Centre sharpness is good wide open, and optimal performance is achieved at f11.
The borders are somewhat soft at f/5.6 but sharpen up very well by f/8. Peak sharpness is reached at f11.
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