Nikon 200-400 f4 testing

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
abcdefghijklmnop Senior Member • Posts: 1,098
Re: Nikon 200-400 f4 testing

stevef1961 wrote:


Comparing the 200-400 with the 80-400 is not a reasonable comparison. The 200-400 is a pro style lens and the 80-400, well.......why would anyone want one?

Also, the statement about the dropping prices of the 200-400 is pretty laughable.

That's a funny comment. Let's start with the obvious -

1. You can own close to 3 of them for the price of one 200-400.

You get what you pay for.

2. They are lighter and much easier to walk around with. Let's see you walk around the city with a 200-400.

Not an issue. I and lots of others handhold the 200-400 all the time.

3. 80-400 is just as sharp from 200 - 400.

How sharp is the 80-400 at 400mm and f4, that's right it can't go there.

4. They offer a much wider field of view - 80 - 200.

One should own more than one lens.

5. Much easier to shoot birds in flight with.

Now that is really BS.

I'd say that about covers some of it.

Not quite, the 80-400 is a 10am to 6pm lens.  Not worth much near dawn or sunset when wildlife is most active.

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