200-400 f/4 VR vs. 300 f/4 AF-S

Started Aug 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
justin_time
Contributing MemberPosts: 584Gear list
Like?
Re: 200-400 f/4 VR vs. 300 f/4 AF-S
In reply to sams78, Aug 16, 2012

sams78 wrote:

Justin:

wow, so you think the 300 f/4 with the 1.4 TC (f/5.6) is as good as the 200-400 at 400mm wide open...so the only thing you give up is one stop and the VR and the lack of a zoom?

That was the conclusion of my comparison test. And that was at close range - the 200-400 IQ is not as good at long range.

This either means that the 300 f/4 is a very good deal or the 200-400 is over-priced for what you get.

Yes 300AFS is a good deal

I am assuming the 300 f/4 is better than the 70-200 + 1.4 or 2.0 TC, right? My tele zoom is the 80-200 f/2.8 (couldnt afford the 70-200) and I really like the 80-200, but I dunno about putting the kenko TC on that one.

300 f/4 is much better IMHO than 70-200 VRII with TC1.4. A few crops from test shots with 70-200 / 300 below:

and 300 f/4 with TC 1.4

 justin_time's gear list:justin_time's gear list
Nikon D300S Fujifilm X-E1 Nikon D7100 Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-T1 +9 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow