It was really interesting using such a long lens, even longer than my 200-400 f/4 (which I will have a couple comparisons here).
I am very impressed by its performance wide-open, as shown above, as well as the color rendition and contrast. Even though it is only f/5.6 you can see that the bokeh is still very nice, more than good enough to help remove any distracting elements in the background.
Next up are some bison shots taken with the 200-500 with my Nikon 1.4x teleconverter. Personally I have the latest version, the version 3, but I'm sure that the version 2 will perform very well as well, as long as you have a camera capable of focusing at f/8, which my D4s did beautifully.
I love it. Definitely one of my favorite photos of a deer that I have taken.
Anyways, thanks for reading! I'll have another post with other photos from the park, as well as a few posts with images from my week in Colorado, already a month ago. I have been working on my timelapse project for the past month, so the blog and images got put on the back burner. I'll try to get a couple posts out this weekend and next week .
And a bonus picture of me using the 200-500, taken by my lovely wife. And a picture of her too, taken with the 200-500!