200-400 VR does not equal prime lens sharpness?

Started Nov 2, 2006 | Discussions thread
drip01 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,053
No, it doesn't

The 200-400 is the sharpest zoom but the sharpest prime beat the sharpest zoom. Add a TC and the difference is quite clear. But if it's this close to the Canon 500/4IS, you got yourself a versatile lens with just a little compromise in sharpness:

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