500PF vs 300PF + TC?

Started Sep 27, 2018 | Discussions thread
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xPhoenix Senior Member • Posts: 1,748
500PF vs 300PF + TC?

I'm sure not many have shot with the 500PF yet, but wondering how many think it's worth it over the 300?

Pros for 300PF

  • smaller
  • lighter
  • closer MFD
  • over $1K less, even with TC
  • can be used at f/4


  • less reach (420 vs 500)
  • maybe not as sharp with TC as 500PF bare

I'm curious how many 300 +TC shooters will be upgrading to a 500 PF.  Do you feel the extra money is worth it for 80mm extra and faster AF?

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Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR +4 more
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