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

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

I own a 70-200 VRII, and the latest 1.4 and 2.0 TC versions. I’m inclined to go with this, but that little voice we all hear from time to time (more often than others...) is whispering the 300 PF, followed by the 200-500. I’m pretty sure the latter won’t make the cut (or, likewise, the 80-400G), if for no other reason than I’d be unlikely to sneak into my kit under a particular pair of eyes, and certainly less so at our destination...

The 300 PF auto focusses well with either of your converters on either your D850 or your Z7.

You have not mentioned the 500 PF - which is similar in size and looks but is distinctly lighter than your 70-200 f2.8. The 500 autofocuses respectably with the 1.4 on your D850, and adequately with the 2x on your Z7.

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