Torn between Min 500mm Reflex and Min 100-400mm APO

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Steve West Veteran Member • Posts: 5,642
Re: Torn between Min 500mm Reflex and Min 100-400mm APO

I have the 500mm Min AF and the sony 70-400G.  The 70-400 image quality is superior by quite a bit. However, the 500mm reflex is so light that getting BIFs with it is amazing.  Despite what others say, the 500mm on my A77 and A99 focuses lightning fast.  I have no problem quickly bringing it on a BIF and instantly snapping the well-focussed image.

If I am hiking, I take the 500mm reflex.  If I'm out specifically for photography, I take the 70-400.  The 500mm is simply an amazing lens with lots of reach in a tiny and light package--not to mention that excellent price for used copies.

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