Lack of VR in Nikon 300mm f4 - big deal or not?

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Slideshow Bob
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Re: Lack of VR in Nikon 300mm f4 - big deal or not?
In reply to familypast, Apr 23, 2013

Any advice? I am going to the "Biggest Week in American Birding" the first week of May and hope to either rent or buy something in time for the trip. BTW, I am also considering renting a Canon camera, along with their IS version of the 300mm, but would much rather stick with the Nikon.

A couple of ideas...

The new 80-400 AF-S VR would seem to be the perfect lens for your needs, with the same aperture as the 300 with the 1.4x TC. Could you rent one of those? IMHO, that would be the best solution.

Could you rent a 200-400 f/4 for that event? I know it's heavy, but optically it's going to out-resolve the 300mm lenses, especially if you have to rely on a TC.

Good luck.

SB

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