Need second opinion

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Need second opinion

Tying to decide which to keep

Took a few test shots this morning. Camera + lens combo mounted on tripod using lens collar. Best target I could find but I think it'll do for comparison purposes, kept shutter speed same (1/100s) each picture was taken wide open for the combo, auto ISO.

In all four images, the focus was on the "SÄN" part of "SÄNTIS", in particular the A umlaut. Used focus peaking in manual focus mode but also double checked at max zoom. Shutter was on 2s delay timer.

At this point I'm leaning towards keeping 80-400g + tc-e14iii combo. The pictures from this combo appear to be slightly more contrasty with more vibrant colors. It is close though.

Also wondering if it's worth investing in 300 F/4 PF. Would I be gaining anything over either of these lenses other than a much reduced size and weight?

The four test pictures below were shot in 14-bit uncompressed RAW, no pp just slightly down sampled to a reasonable size and output to jpeg in LR C-CC.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks

AF-S 300 F/4 IF ED

AF-S 300 F/4 IF ED + TC-14EII

AF-S NIKKOR80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR + TC-14EIII

 csn's gear list:csn's gear list
Nikon D750 Nikon Z7 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II +11 more
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