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

Started Jul 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
Anthony Medici Veteran Member • Posts: 5,725
Re: 300 AF-S VR or 200-400 AF-S VR?

Jabs767 wrote:

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've choosen the 300 F2.8 VR over the 200-400 VR. It's significantly smaller and lighter than the zoom and I believe it to be sharper as well. Though I admit I also have the 400 F2.8 when I really want to go long. My experience with the 200-400 VR was that I could rarely use converters with it when the subject was at a distance and still be happy with the image. That's not the case with the two F2.8 lenses where all the converters can get me images I'm happy with.

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