200-400 VR does not equal prime lens sharpness?

Started Nov 2, 2006 | Discussions thread
kewlguy Senior Member • Posts: 1,954
Based on the samples by wilkman

I'd say the 200-400 is a top zoom* .

At 300mm, the f/2.8 is ever so slightly sharper - that is a great achievement of the 200-400 IMO.

When folks said the 200-400 being as good as the prime - I believe that statement is in the sense of a zoom lens - still.

After all, 200-400 is built for flexibility, and it will take some pics that can't be taken with the 300 prime in some precious moments (in term of composition). Consider the sharpness is a bonus.

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