Upgrade 70-200 f4 to f2.8 FL and buy a TC 2x, or keep the f4 and buy 200-500?

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Tailslol New Member • Posts: 3
Upgrade 70-200 f4 to f2.8 FL and buy a TC 2x, or keep the f4 and buy 200-500?

I shoot landscape, sometimes bird in the city, and do some streetphotography. Not a pro, do it as a hobby. I recently sold my D800 and bought a D850. I keep reading that the new 70-200 2.8 FL is amazing and 70-200 f4 is my most used lens. I can sell the f4, get FL and put a TC 2x on it for better reach for birding and also some urban shots I can’t get with 200, or keep 70-200 and buy 200-500 for those special occasions when I need more reach.

Pros of getting 2.8 FL

Better lens as my mostly used focal length, lighter than 200-500 with TC


heavier than 70-200 f4 since I carry it with me at all times, 100mm less reach than 500mm with TC, and some possible autofocus and IQ issues with TC

You can check the type of photography I do on instagram, ”tailslol”.

 Tailslol's gear list:Tailslol's gear list
Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon D800 Nikon D850
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