Nikon 300mm f2.8 vs f4

Started Jul 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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mjb2 Regular Member • Posts: 153
Nikon 300mm f2.8 vs f4

Folks - I have a 300mm f/4 AFS and it takes some very, very nice images in combination with my D7000. Nevertheless I am thinking of picking up a 300m f/2.8 hoping I will get:

-faster auto focus (I find that taking photos of birds in the shadows/bushes that the difference between getting shots and not is sometimes the time it takes the focus to settle)

-a 420mm f/4 lens when I use the 1.4TC with the same focus speed advantage over the 300 f4 + 1.4TC


-faster shutter speeds in low light

Anyone out there who has both lenses or has made this switch who can comment on the difference in performance of the f4 and f2.8?


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