200-400 VR does not equal prime lens sharpness?

Started Nov 2, 2006 | Discussions thread
Gadget Guy Regular Member • Posts: 245
Re: 300f2.8/200-400 images, and questions with 1.4


I think you just nailed it on the head with that statement. THAT is what I just realized is my problem. I shoot soccer and cropping is a big part of that type of photography. I am able to crop shots taken with my 300 AF-S I that I simply cannot with the 200-400. Sadly, I sold the 300 to fund the later. I just picked up a 400 AF-S I and have a 300 VR on order. I will do some real world testing once I get that 300. Man, my old 300 was crazy sharp too...and I sold it for $1,500. Doh!


Indeed, that IS a great shot -- but presumably not a distance shot
that required additional cropping -- THAT'S the achillies heel of the

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