Lenses can run anywhere from under $100 to well over $10,000, and when you enter that very upper echelon of prices, you often get superlative optics that blow the doors off your wildest expectations. One such lens is the Nikon Nikkor Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S, which runs north of $15,000. So, what do you get for that price? This interesting video takes a look.
Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon Nikkor Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S lens. Lenses like a 600mm f/4 or 400mm f/2.8 are normally the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, who need the combination of a lot of reach and a wider aperture in order to allow fast shutter speeds for freezing action. This particular lens contains an especially useful feature: a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that turns it into an 840mm f/5.6 lens at the flick of a switch. While you might think you can just buy a 1.4x teleconverter, besides the convenience and ability to avoid switching lenses in the elements, built-in teleconverters can be optically matches to the lens, allowing them to offer much better image quality. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irwin.