Telephoto speed of focus - rank these?

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Telephoto speed of focus - rank these?
Jul 11, 2012

Following a past thread, could you help me chose a tele for the new D700 I'm learning to use, by ranking these lenses in terms of focusing speed/accuracy? My test would be focusing on a dog running towards the camera (which, since that is never a completely straight line would be with 3D 51 point AF-C, if I've understood the camera's AF options correctly).

1) 180mm f2.8
2) 70-200mm f2.8 VR
3) 70-200mm f2.8 VR II
4) 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S version
5) 300mm f4 AF-S

Supplementary questions: is the VR II which I guess will win the speed battle worth £500 more than the original VR and is the original VR worth (about) £200 more than the 80-200mm (because of VR or otherwise)?

Thanks a lot


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