Nikon 200-400mm f/4 or 300mm f/2.8

Started Aug 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Humanoid
Humanoid Veteran Member • Posts: 4,642
Re: Nikon 200-400mm f/4 or 300mm f/2.8

Hey Wick,

I've owned the 300 VR f2.8 for quite some time and at the time the only other option with VR was the 200-400.   The 300VR takes both TC14eII and TC17eII much better than the zoom.  Focus is fast and you got to love f2.8.  The TC14eII lived on my 300VR.  I only wish that Nikon had a 500mm VR at the time I purchased the 300 VR.  Even at 420mm or 510 with the TC17eII it still came up short for me.  I now shoot with the 600 VR lens. My suggestion is to look for a minty used 500VR lens.

Here's an example on the D300 with the 300VR and TC14eII.  A FX DSLR would be a little sharper with the larger pixels, but nothing wrong with this image.  Check the full size image.

cheers,

Ray

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