Between 300mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8 and 80-400mm which one would you choose and why?

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threw the lens
threw the lens Senior Member • Posts: 2,760
Re: Between 300mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8 and 80-400mm which one would you choose and why?

Dibyendu Majumdar wrote:

threw the lens wrote:

If for some reason I had absolutely no idea what I'd be shooting, I'd take a 70-200 2.8 and teleconverters.

The 70-200 lenses are in a highly competitive field and you get a higher quality result for your money. Then you can put a teleconverter on it if you need 280mm or 400mm. I only tolerate the results from a teleconverter stopped down at least a stop, but this way is at least better than turning up to an indoor event with an 80-400 f5.6 ... very silly.

Y makes sense. I guess that combo is more flexible.

Thanks

... whereas if I were shooting in zoos or field games I would probably choose the 80-400 because then I wouldn't have to stop it down as much to get a good image.

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