Looking for more reach ... on a budget.

Started Aug 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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curiousmike1300
curiousmike1300 Contributing Member • Posts: 634
Looking for more reach ... on a budget.

I'm currently looking for more reach beyond my 70-200f4 - i have a bit of the birding bug.

I'm thinking either adding a 1.4 teleconverter to the 70-200, or going for the Nikon/Tamron 70-300.

Is the F4 a concern for the teleconverter?  Most of them want f2.8.  The positive for the TC is it won't take much more room in my bag, and there are $200-$500 options - not sure the non-Nikon TC's are reviewed worse than Nikons.

Is the extra 80mm with the 1.4x not worth it?

Can I find an earlier 80-400 for the same $4-$500USD I'm looking at spending?

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