Birding and the D7100

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Iain G Foulds
Iain G Foulds Veteran Member • Posts: 3,703
Re: Birding and the D7100

... Alton: I would hesitate on the 80-400. It is just not a sharp lens. Nothing with such a dynamic range is going to be sharp. And, you will inevitably be cropping, so sharpness is crucial.


... I just sold a 300mm F4 to get a 70-200 F4 (with a TC14 on the way). It sounds like a step backwards, but with incredible sharpness, and amazing VR, it seems a step forward.

... An 80-400 is $2500. A 70-200 F4 is $1250. Quality and sharpness is everything. You might miss a few shots a quarter mile away, but you will know that every shot is the best it can be.

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