If I could get hold of an R5 and then a lens, I'd tell you! But, don't hold your breath.Ah fantastic to see it getting out. I am most definitely interested to see how it compares at 500mm to the Nikon 500 5.6. Well whole system vs whole system. I hope you’ll very much enjoy yours.
I will probably rent both setups soon. There is still that niggle with the EVF for fleeing animals. I have a collection of RAW images from a 500PF on a D850, now this lens is shipping I can do something of a comparison soon. It comes down to ISO 6400 on the D850 vs ISO 8000 on the R5. Then imagine sharpness and colour. But non the less @koenkooi gratz and enjoy your new lens!If I could get hold of an R5 and then a lens, I'd tell you! But, don't hold your breath.
Looks real sharp to me. I think, one day, this will be my long lens solution. Thanks for posting! BTW: How do you like the doll?Here are a few from my first 24 hours with the lens. Just testing it out on the R5. Except for the mannequin, which was at 400mm, all shots are at 500mm. The elephant is at MFD. The mannequin was taken at 1/15th sec handheld! (All are handheld.) The clock was taken at 1/125th.
The birds are cropped to approximately 100%, and the lamp to about 50%. The clock, mannequin, and elephant are not cropped.
All are SOOC except for my LR CC default sharpening of 25, and I use Adobe Color as the default Profile.
One thing I notice is that when a bif is quite high and nearly straight overhead (buzzards), my IBIS jumps quite a bit, making it tricky to frame at 500mm. It could be the awkward position and just getting used to a long lens again. And I do notice, while shooting stationary subjects at 500mm, the image never quite holds still from shot to shot, as my hands aren't too steady and the IBIS is working hard.
One other thing, hardly considered real-world, but at night shooting lights at 500mm, if I'm slightly overexposed, the EVF goes all jittery and streaky. Bringing down the exposure improves significantly but does not eliminate the phenomenon. I never saw an OVF do this. Otherwise my EVF experience is smooth and without distractions.
It is invaluable for doing studio lighting setups. I got it from Walmart about a year ago, and it only cost $40. Life size, and stands on its own.Looks real sharp to me. I think, one day, this will be my long lens solution. Thanks for posting! BTW: How do you like the doll?