New Rumor of replacement to 80-400 AF VR Lens.

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
joejack951
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Re: Don't think I'd spend $2K or more for ....
In reply to Shotcents, Mar 4, 2013

Shotcents wrote:

Jim F wrote:

... for a variable aperture zoom lens regardless. While we don't know what the real US price will be, likely it will be close to or more than $2K. I think I'd opt for a 70-200/2.8 with some TCs instead of paying $2K for a new, slow lens. I've already got enough old, slow lens as it is.

A 70-200 is not going to get to 400mm with reasonable IQ. If the 80-400 can and the newer VR keeps things under control then it will be useful for certain types of shooting.

Any time you need 400mm and then 80mm quickly it will be more useful than a 70-200/2.8 + 2X TC, even if the IQ is equal.

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