70-200 VR II F.2.8 +1.4 TC or 300 f4 which do you recommend Pl help!!!

Started Sep 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 70-200 VR II F.2.8 +1.4 TC or 300 f4 which do you recommend Pl help!!!

stadimiri wrote:

hi guys

My interest is mainly wild life,birding and landscapes.i shoot with Nikon D300 + nikon 300 f 4+14.tc and 16-85, tokina 11-16 for landscapes

i am seriously considering switching to 70- 200 VR II f2.8 + 1.4 TC instead because
1. better range especially shooting large mammals and large BIF

2.i understand that the IQ of this lens is uperb

3. VRII is very helpful in my shaking hands

4 i am told that this lens gives great results even with 1.7 TC and the new 2.0 version 3 Tc please advise
thanks in advance


Wait for the VR version of the 300mm f4 announcement before deciding. See what the price bump because of VR being added Vs 70-200mm f2.8. Note: The 70-200 f2.8 is huge and heavy, adding a TC will further increase the total body-lens weight and length. I have the D300s, 300mm f4, TC1.4 and 70-200 f2.8, bought a BlackRapid strap because of the weight. I use tripod/monopod with a Manfrotto gimbal head(heavy & big!) to shoot birds, people love the Wemberly gimbal head(lighter & smaller) but was too expensive for me. I believe the TC1.7/300f4 WILL have unacceptable SLOW auto focus speed, useless for BIF(birds in flight). Read plenty of positive comments about using 300f4/TC1.4, I keep the TC connected all the time to limit dust getting into the 300mmf4, which might not be a issue with the new version. 300mm/f4 with TC1.4 gives great bokeh. VR is very useful handheld and lower light conditions.
Hope this helps in making your decision.

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