Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread Veteran Member • Posts: 7,494
My 2 cents...

I have the 500 f4 VR and 200-400 f4 VR, both great lenses.

The better birding lens is the 600 mm f4 for all the reasons that you heavily crop your images - you're rarely too close!

However, I don't like or want the 600 - too heavy, too big, too expensive.  The 500 is a very nice traveling companion.  Mine goes everywhere in a Thinktank Airport Accleration II. I really love this lens.

Whatever you decide you can't go wrong; these are superb lenses.


D800E + Nikon 500 f4 VR at f4, Jasper Pulaski, Indiana's gear's gear list
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