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

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

Dibyendu Majumdar wrote:

briantilley wrote:

If you don't need a fast lens for sports, wildlife or low light, for "general photography", I would consider the AF-P 70-300mm f.4.5-5.6E VR. It's smaller and lighter (and much cheaper) than any of the lenses you mention, and produces nice images.

Its not that I don't need faster lens - I do. But price / size / availability in the longer range is a limiting factor.

I had a 70-300mm version in the past - like all these zooms it was not great at 300mm and also slow to focus.

The old 70-300G was pretty lame in the long end.

The three AF-P versions are all outstanding when it comes to focusing speed, weight, and price. I own the DX VR version, which the only disadvantage is its flare-resistance, which isn't the best! Don't know if the FX is better, though!

I am interested in views of the three lenses I mentioned rather than alternative suggestions.

The AF-P 70-300 VR FX is cheaper; more versatile, too!

I have used the 300 PF, and it is very nice, but not nearly as impressive as the Sigma 135/1.8 Art!

I am currently leaning toward the 300mm prime.

Good luck!

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