Nikon 200-400 f4 testing

Started Jun 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
yray Senior Member • Posts: 1,680
Re: Nikon 200-400 f4 testing

monographix wrote:

It is good feedback though a comparison with the 120-400 too. I am interested ofcourse in a comparison with the 120-300 as i had that lens too and believe it or no i sold it after one year of no successful use to keep my trusty 120-400 until i manage to get a 200-400, and thats because the 120-300 was helpless in AF performance regarding action. It has been always a hit and miss with the AF, i couldn't rely on this lens, comparing at least to the consistency of the AF performance of the 120-400.

I don't believe it. Seriously, I've used 120-300 with D300, D700 and D3s and it has been wonderful for action shooting. Something else must have been wrong. IMO, 120-300 is a super lens, just too big and too heavy to be used casually. And its bokeh is to die for.

With static subjects was exceptional, superb, awesome, but focus was rarely correct with fast moving subjects especially inbound or outboung (even slow) and especially at the long end of the lens (to mention that already is not a real 300mm at 300 but quite less) And that even after two calibration and check sessions, one to Sigma Germany and one to Sigma Japan ....

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