300 AF-S VR or 200-400 AF-S VR?

Started Jul 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Jabs767 Contributing Member • Posts: 913
300 AF-S VR or 200-400 AF-S VR?

I have previously asked about this question and would appreciate any ideas particularly considering now you guys in the northern half have air shows going on.

I am considering investing in a new longer lens for airshows. Currently I use a D2x with a 70-200 VR and either none, 1.4 or 1.7 TC. I now also have a new D2Hs body to use as a backup or with another lens for closer subjects.

As titled above, the alternatives I am considering are the Nikkor 300mm f2.8 G AF-S VR or the 200-400 f4 AF-S.

I regularly use HSC mode on the D2x to gain extra reach as well as frame rate from my 70-200 combo.

I could always use the 300 coupled with a 1.4 TC and still get the same max focal length and f stop as the 200-400.

It seems that the 300mm f2.8 is slightly more available (let alone cheaper) than the 200-400.

I would appreciate any feedback and experiences.

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