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  1. mike_halliwell replied to the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    Indeed all good points, but for a sub £1000 lens, I might just try and push-pull;) I'm guessing if a lens is even capable of 'lens...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM
  2. mike_halliwell replied to the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    Thanks everyone.....I don't think I'll be adding this to my technique repertoire! However, is there a reason why a lens like this...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  3. mike_halliwell liked BeBu Lamar's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    I would never do that but I guess these guys don't expect to use their equipment for very long. They would upgrade before it wears out.

    Jul 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  4. mike_halliwell liked Mary Doo's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    In addition to the issues mentioned above, I would not do that because, over time, the zoom may become too flexible and cannot hold a...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  5. mike_halliwell liked Wouter Willemse's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    When I tried pushing back my 24-120VR from 120 to 24 in a hurry once, it struck me how much pressure it really took. Can't image the...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  6. mike_halliwell liked Gary Nakayama - SF Bay Area, California's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    I would not. The problem is that is going counter to the designed method of zooming. The lens zoom mechanism may not be able to handle...

    Jul 19, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  7. mike_halliwell liked ShunCheung's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    IMO, I would consider forcing the 200-500mm/f5.6 AF-S VR to zoom by pushing and pulling the front part of the lens a kind of abuse....

    Jul 18, 2018 at 9:59 AM
  8. mike_halliwell replied to the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    Thanks for all the replies. They pretty much mirror my own. I wonder if mechanically, it could have easily been designed that way (to...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 9:58 AM
  9. mike_halliwell liked rodeo_joe|1's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    I suspect it's not going to do the internal threads a lot of good, leading to a sloppy action after a while. However, if you're always...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 6:13 AM
  10. mike_halliwell liked Andrew Garrard's post in the thread Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??.

    I've certainly never done it, when shooting although I'd be happier with "pull" than "push" - I'm fairly paranoid about the amount of...

    Jul 18, 2018 at 6:13 AM
  11. mike_halliwell replied to the thread D300 won't AF, needs +5 EV compensation to produce decent image.

    I seem to remember there is/was the ability to add internal exp. comp. that is NOT reset by 'restore to factory' settings??

    Jul 18, 2018 at 6:02 AM
  12. mike_halliwell posted a new thread.

    Using a Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 as a Push-Pull Zoom??

    I was at the UK's Duxford airshow over the weekend and saw a couple of shooters using the Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 on a wide variety of FX...

    Forum: Nikon

    Jul 18, 2018 at 4:49 AM