D7100 - 70-300 or the new 70-200 f4?

Started Apr 20, 2013 | Questions thread
Jacques Lotter
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Re: D7100 - 70-300 or the new 70-200 f4?
In reply to fireplace33, Apr 21, 2013

fireplace33 wrote:

david41 wrote:

Hi guys & gals.. I want to buy a zoom for my new 7100 for general zoomed subjects, and the occasional outdoor sports events.

Aside from the cost differential, I was wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to compare them for picture quality and the possibility of using them with a TC-14.

Hi David,

I have the D7100, 70-300VR and 70-200/F4

for sporting events the faster lens is better, of course, and in this respect the F2.8 version would be even better, but it's bigger, heavier and even more expensive.

I wrote two posts comparing them here



I am well pleased with the 70-200/F4 !
By the way since it is slightly bigger than my 70-300 and I had to also buy a new camera holster to transport my new gear. (Kata Access PL-A-18) This holster is big enough to carry the 70-200/f4 in a side pocket so I can walkaround with say a 17-50 on the camera and switch over to the 70-200 tele when needed. very convenient.

I traded my 70-200 f2.8 VRII in on the f4 version.  I found the f2.8 was getting too heavy running up and down the field when doing school sport photography.  I now use the D7100 with the 70-200 f4 and am more than happy.  I own the 70-300 VR as well - Great lens but maybe a little slow for sports, depending what sport of course.

 Jacques Lotter's gear list:Jacques Lotter's gear list
Nikon D90 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF +4 more
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