Spending More Time With The Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3

Back in October, I wrote about our newly acquired Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3 VR lens and my initial thoughts on it. As I mostly photograph wildlife, I took out the lens whenever it wasn’t booked out to really get the feel of what it can do. The lens is superior to the old F-mount 200-500mm f5.6VR in every parameter, from autofocus speed to sharpness to handling. With the new firmware for the Z9 & Z8 bodies that exclusively recognizes birds, the Z 180-600mm lens made for a compact & lightweight combo for walking about without having to lug around an awkward tripod. I am more than pleased with the lens, and can recommend it to anyone who wants a versatile, economical and relatively lightweight telephoto zoom lens in their arsenal.  Here are a few photos from my last few excursions out with the Nikon Z 180-600mm lens, attached to either a Nikon Z9 or Z8.

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Black-Capped Chickadee
– Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 180-600m f5.6~f6.3
– 1/2000 sec, f6.3, 1250 ISO


Juvenile Bald Eagle
– Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3 VR
– 1/2000 sec, f6.3, 3200 ISO


Great Blue Heron and Short Eared Owl
– Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3 VR
– 1/400 sec, f6.3, 1000 ISO


– Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3 VR
– 1/200 sec, f6.3, 64 ISO


Pika – look at those cute little feet!
– Nikon Z9 + Nikon Z 180-600mm f5.6~f6.3 VR
– 1/250 sec, f6.3, 800 ISO

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