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

Started Jul 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
Andreas Berglund
Andreas Berglund Contributing Member • Posts: 856
both are sharp lenses but

and they are quite sharp with and without tc's if stopped down.

One thing that has not been mentioned yet on this discussion is focus acuisition and lock on. I shoot birds not planes, much smaller then planes most of the time and I have found the 200-400 for my shooting not being as good as the 300VR in aquiring and locking on focus.

And you add a TC14 to the 200-400 and it starts to focus hunt quite a bit, and when you add a TC17 to it focus hunts a lot. I guess it is that F4 vs F2.8 difference. From a Focusing perspective the 300 is much batter and faster especially with TC's on. But of course the zoom is the killer feature and it is a very nice lens.

I'm not sure how that translates to planes. maybe someone with more experience into plans can let us know...

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