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Nikon Inc. AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

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what's the best quick release plate for tripod use (nikkor 500 f/4 with tripod collar)?

I am using a benro gimbal head
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For this lens AF-S 500mm F4 G ED VR I use the WIMBERLEY WH-200 VERSION 2 Head with the P-10 Quick Release plate, Its awesome! You can lock just the Pan or just the Tilt or both. Pan and tilts are smooth as ever and it's a very strong unit for this weight/size lens. It's clearly built for the heavy lenses. Weight is just not a problem at all. Unlike using say a ball head or traditional head.
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Wimberley Gimbal MK2, not cheap though.
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I use Kirk.
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The manual states that vibration reduction doesnt function with AF-On so if I want vr I should be switching the lens to AF-L?

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No set it to the neutral postion. There are three settings AF-L on and AF-L (lock) in between the two is a neutral position.
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No, It simply means if your lens has vibration reduction (VR) built into it which of course does, and you want the vibration reduction mechanism to be activated while shooting, do not use the the AF-on button on your camera to focus. Instead, hold the shutter button halfway down to focus, then press the shutter button all the way down to take the picture. I have a feeling the camera u are using probably does not have an AF-on Button. If so, this does not apply to you.

What you read has nothing to do with flicking the switches on the lens. Flicking the vibration reduction switch on the lens to On, only sends power to the vibration reduction mechanism. The Vibration reduction mechanisms in the lens is activated, and moves back and forth to stabilize your image only when the shutter button is press halfway down.

The article in the link below explains VR. Make sure to check the link at the end of the article to see how it work.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...

Please see the link below to find out how to test the vibration reduction of your lens to make sure it is working.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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What is the size of the 500mm lens with the hood in place?

I'd like to know the length and diameter. Thanks.
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Dimensions: (Approx.)5.5x15.4 in. (Diameter x Length)
139.5x391mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight: (Approx.)136.9 oz. (3,880g)
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Will the 500mm f/4G ED VR lens function flawlessly with my D90 or D60?

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Yes.
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is this lens compatible with D80?

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Yes.
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What is the best Nikon body for the 500mm F4 AFS VRII

I recently purchased this lens for bird photography. I like it very much. It is currently attached to a D5000 body and seems to work well. However, I am not sure I'm getting all I can from the lens while using my D5000. What would be the best Nikon body to use with this lens for bird and wildlife photograhy?
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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; try it with different camera bodies, it will help you to make the decision on what lens or camera you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
Please visit our Learn and Explore website for Photography Techniques:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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VR use and Mono-pod

What is the proper VR setting when using a mono-pod?
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Please click on the link below for information:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Will this lens work well on a D40?

I know this lens will work on a D90 and D7000 but my wife would like to use it on a D40, as well. Will it work well on that camera.\?
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What size UV filter (front screw not drop in) is compatible with this lens?

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Screrw in filters cannot be attached to the 500mm, it has drop in filters instead
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What is the appropriate DSLR for 500MM KIKKOR LENS ?

The Pic. has been shot with D2X
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Any DSLR will work.
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Nikon 500mm F4 VR query

Hi,
I need clarification regarding Nikon 500mm F4 VR. I find that some website say
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II AF Lens and nikon website says
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR.

Are both the lens same?
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Yes they are one in the same. The VR is in fact VRII.
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The literature says this lens is compatable with the TC-20E111, is this true??

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Yes
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What is the USA warranty on the Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR

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One year standard, five years extended when you register lens with Nikon.
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