Images from 300mm and 400mm

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brahma1965
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Images from 300mm and 400mm
Mar 29, 2012

Hi All.

I have another thread started asking questions about zooms and now have another question that I'm hoping you nguys might be able to help me with.

Can anybody help me out with some images that demonstrate the image difference between a 300mm lens and a 400mm lens? I'm hoping to see an image taken at 300mm and the same image taken at 400mm so I can see the difference between the two. To see how much closer you get.

I'm thinking this might help me decide whether to get a new 70-300mm zoom or a 400mm fixed.

Many thanks,

Andy

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In reply to brahma1965, Mar 30, 2012

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/simulator/

brahma1965 wrote:

Hi All.

I have another thread started asking questions about zooms and now have another question that I'm hoping you nguys might be able to help me with.

Can anybody help me out with some images that demonstrate the image difference between a 300mm lens and a 400mm lens? I'm hoping to see an image taken at 300mm and the same image taken at 400mm so I can see the difference between the two. To see how much closer you get.

I'm thinking this might help me decide whether to get a new 70-300mm zoom or a 400mm fixed.

Many thanks,

Andy

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Chris R-UK
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Re: Images from 300mm and 400mm
In reply to brahma1965, Mar 30, 2012

The difference between 300mm and 400mm isn't that great, but bear in mind that the 400mm prime will almost certainly be sharper than the 70-300.

As somebody said in a another thread, the angle of view of the 400mm lens will be 300/400 = 3/4 of the angle of view of the 300mm.
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In reply to Chris R-UK, Mar 30, 2012

This is a great tool. the image be comes twice as big from 200 to 400mm---again doubles at 800mm etc.

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In reply to dock, Mar 30, 2012

I have the 70/300 f/whatever w/VR & I also have the 400 f2.8 VRII. I don't have any comparrison shots. I don't think I've ever had them out of the cabinet at the same time. I can tell you that I use the 70/300 a lot for long hikes where I might need the range but not the load. The 400 would be hard to carry for long hikes. I mostly use it for wildlife & try not to lug it too far. But my does it do great work & I love using it The difference in image quality is too great to make a comparison, as is the price. And it requires more skill & patience. It accepts TC's with grace so it offers 4 different focal lengths if you have all the TC's. Good technique is a must.

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Re: Images from 300mm and 400mm
In reply to brahma1965, Apr 1, 2012

FWIW, remember that most if not all images posted for comparison will have some P/P so if fact there won't be an exact comparision. Check your 70-300 post to see what a 500 shot can look like, (Tamron 200-500)
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