Nikon 70-200 f/4 for profesional results?

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Ricardo00 Contributing Member • Posts: 804
Re: Weight savings negligible on a D800e

whoosh1 wrote:

I rarely use a tripod when out hiking - it will be even heavier. If I carry a tripod and shooting at f/8, might as well use the lighter 70-300. BTW - how heavy it feels also depends on how you carry it. I either use a Black Rapid side strap screwed to the hole of RRS tripod foot of the lens to carry it or just carry it by the tripod foot in the hand. If you are carrying it by the camera it feels heavier.

Yep also almost never use a tripod for hiking (unless sitting on a nest, etc).  And I am also carrying it with a Black Rapid strap that has the Arca rapid release clamp attached to the lens foot (I have the Wimberly foot on my 70-200mm f/4).  I am talking about holding it up, trying to shoot with the added weight on my arm while shooting over long periods of time.  So the lighter 70-300mm feels great!  Will be curious to see how much the Nikon Z 100-400mm will weigh.

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Nikon D7200 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II +6 more
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