300mm f4 or 70-300 f4.5-5.6?

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Denis of Whidbey Island
Denis of Whidbey Island Senior Member • Posts: 1,215
Re: 300mm f4 or 70-300 f4.5-5.6?

Stevbrkr wrote:

If it was me and I was budget constrained it would be the 300 f4 and a TC-1.4E II.

You need reach for wildlife and on the DX that will be equal to a 630 f5.6 on full frame. You can lose the TC when light gets bad.

If you cannot afford the above then the 70-300 VR is going to be ok. My wife uses that lens but I am about to treat her to something better


I concur with Steve's opinion. I have owned both lenses (and the TC1.4EII) and both the IQ difference and ability to add a TC weigh in favor of the prime. If your body is recent enough to use at ISO 400-800, it should make for pretty good safari shooting.


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