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

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

calson wrote:

For wildlife photography the 80-400mm is my lens of choice. I prefer it to the 200-500mm and any of the 150-600mm lenses as it provides a more usable zoom range regardless of the size of the animal and the distance.

We seem to be getting off-topic somewhat.

The OP has already stated he doesn't want the lens for wildlife:

Dibyendu Majumdar wrote:

I wanted the longest possible focal length without it being too big a lens. Because I know I would never take it with me if its too big. Ideally a modern 400 f5.6.

Price is a constraint too. All three I mention are within the budget so to speak.

As for type of photography - not wildlife or sports - but general photography.

Obviously zoom is preferable. Initially I was planning on the 80-400mm but I am undecided now because of reviews saying its performance at 400mm is weakest.

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