Both Nikon's 80-400mm's focus speed compared to 70-300mm ?? 2-500?

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Both Nikon's 80-400mm's focus speed compared to 70-300mm ?? 2-500?

Has anyone used the 70-300mm ED glass and compared it to either version of the 80-400mm? I'm noticing the prices on the 1st 80-400mm are so much less now. I'm wondering if they are worth it as the first generation ones have a reputation as being slow to focus.

I have the 70-300mm ED lens and love it. It is a little slow in low light, but it's fine. It's actually my favorite lens.

EDIT; Oooh! Just saw that the 200-500mm is actually cheaper than the new 80-400mm. I had no idea. Any feedback on those? I usually shoot in "S" or speed mode- not aperture mode.

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