The thing that I like about this lens is it's size, although this is no mini-zoom, it's similar in size to the Nikon 80-200, making it easy to carry in a mid-size camera bag. The majority of zooms in the 500mm range are big hefty monsters. At 4 pounds it's no light weight by most camera lens standards, but it's considerably lighter than most lenses in this focal range. It's well balanced. I have been successfull in handholding shots up to 300mm with this lens. At 500mm, and even down to 300mm for that matter, you should be using a tripod.
The street price on this lens is around $1,059. - For another $550 you can get the new 50-500mm stabilized lens
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A test of this lens from 50 to 500 mm while standing in one spot.
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