Nikon 300mm VR used or new Sigma 120-300mm OS (2013 model)....what would you get?

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
dwa1
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No such thing as lightweight f2.8 over 300mm lens...
In reply to busya, May 7, 2013

busya wrote:

... My wish is to have an offering in 200-400 range that's both portable, light and superior optics. Nikon 200-400 seems like an obvious route, but I'm afraid because of size and weight, it will be sitting in the closet most of the time.

I don't believe that such a lens exists. If you want a focal length greater than 300mm with fast glass, then the size and weight are just part of the "package".

Perhaps you might consider getting a smaller sensor body and using your 70-200 f2.8 VR-II?

Consider the Nikon D7100 (until a D300s replacement exists). Also, it may be worth trying a Nikon V2 (with the adapter for Nikon SLR lenses) for even more "effective" focal length.

Wayne

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