Eyes of Nikon

D810 | AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR | ISO 2000 | 1/640 | f/5.6

Photographer

Craig Jonesクレイグ・ジョーンズ

Craig Jones is a professional wildlife photographer and experienced expedition and workshop leader who runs his own photo tours to many places throughout the UK and further afield around the world. He is skilled as a wildlife photographer by interpreting and presenting wildlife as he sees it and a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured. Finalist in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011, and has received BWPA. His images are widely published throughout the world having graced the covers and pages of numerous premier publications. http://www.craigjoneswildlifephotography.co.uk

Photographer's Eye

From the beginning of my professional career, I’ve always used AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. It offers me unrivalled images with its sharpness and ability to put space between me and a wild animal at the same time allowing me to capture that subject while trying not to impact on their life. When I was asked to try AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, I was looking forward to seeing the quality and what it would offer. I didn’t think it would be as sharp as my 600mm. After using this now for a number of months, I can honestly say that this lens and the D810 are always attached to a strap and are used alongside my 600mm. It’s earned my trust very quickly through what it offers me to which I was really surprised at first. The focus is smooth and responsive; it locks on to the subject even in poor light. At F5.6 through its zoom range it offers great sharpness. There is little noise when focusing too, which is so important when working in the wild as every single sound is magnified. It’s light to hold and offers me great composition options at different focal lengths from 200mm-500mm. This lens offers great possibilities for those that don’t own a prime lens, and I can thoroughly recommend this is the theatre of wildlife.

Work of Craig Jones