Nikon 200-400 f4 testing

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
RBFresno
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Re: Nikon 200-400 f4 testing
In reply to Wanchese, Jun 26, 2013

Wanchese wrote:

Your tests prove one big flaw with the 200-400 for field sports. Too much DOF. I've had the lens for years. It kicks booty for motorsports. But when shooting across field to a player near the opposite sideline, everything and everyone on the sidelines is in focus....and that's at f4. Good luck at f7.1 and beyond.

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You Will Never Walk Alone

Yep.

It's one of the reasons you still see Photographers on the sidelines using the heavier 400VR (f/2.8) as well as the 600VR lenses despite the higher ISO capabilities of the newer DSLR's.

Also one of the reasons I try to get close enough to some subjects with the 200VR:

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
1/2500s f/2.5 at 200.0mm iso400

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
1/2000s f/2.2 at 200.0mm iso250

The ability to isolate can sometimes come in handy. wish i had one of these (300 f/2):

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 800 sec, f/2, ISO 6400

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 320 sec, f/2, ISO 6400

(Ref: http://regex.info/blog/2011-07-24/1826)

RB

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