70-200 VR or 80-400 VR

Started Dec 8, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Big Wig
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70-200 VR or 80-400 VR
Dec 8, 2005

I'm angling for a new lens for xmas

I've been leaving notes around the house for the wife and I'm pretty sure I want to 70-200 VR. I love to shoot motorsports (MX, RC racing, snowcross, etc..) and I think the 70-200 is almost perfect. I have a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 now and I like it but I really want the VR. Now... I also want a 80-400 VR for shooting wildlife but I can't have both right now. How would the 80-400 be for motorsports? I know when I was shooting with a D70, folks would have said the 80-400 wouldn't focus fast enough, this isn't an issue on the D2x is it?

I could probably live without the 70-80mm range but IQ is paramount. Should I get the 80-400 or the 70-200 and buy a TC later? I haven't looked, how much will a TC run me?

Thanks in advance!
Jay

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