Renting a Nikon AF-S 300mmF/2.8 VRII versus a 300mmF/2.8 VR1 vs. 300mm F4.0

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Renting a Nikon AF-S 300mmF/2.8 VRII versus a 300mmF/2.8 VR1 vs. 300mm F4.0
Jan 10, 2013

I am planning on renting a telephoto lens for a week to go to Costa Rica where I will be photographing birds/wildlife.

Locally I can rent a 300 F/2.8 VRI or I can arrange a 300F/2.8 VRII to be shipped to me.  I do own a TC-20EIII 2X teleconverter.  One last option would be to buy a 300 F4.0 lens (can't find one to rent).

My question is would I notice a large difference using the  300F2.8 VR1 versus the newer 300F2.8VR11  lens.  Would both work equally well with the 2X teleconverter? Would I get better results with a 1.4 teleconverter?

If I were to purchase the 300 F4.0 would I notice a large difference between it and the 300 2.8 lenses? I realize that I would need a 1.4 teleconverter with the 300 F4.0 lens.

Thanks for any advice you can help me with.

Marsha

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