Feedback please on a D-800 + 80-400 + TC 1.4 combo

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Feedback please on a D-800 + 80-400 + TC 1.4 combo
10 months ago

Just picked up the 400, my first long lens of any kind due to Nikons rebate and the fact that here on Mass and NH seacoast Snowy Owls are present in significant numbers for a limited time.

I want to have an effective means to get reasonably close to capture this magnificent creature.

Never owned or seen a tele-converter so I'm wondering is the 1.4 the right choice with the above combination. A 1.7 TC is basically about the same cost.

It would be appreciated for users to share their personal observations as to the pros, cons and anything else nice to know as to how this trio performs in the field and what to consider versus say a 1.7 TC.

Sharpness, affect on lighting, autofocus, loss of f-stops, anything relevant

I'll make a decision in the next day or two as I'll shoot this weekend.

Thanks for contributing!

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