Nikon 200-500mm AF-S F5.6 V 300mm F4/D AF-S Prime

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FreeLB
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Re: Nikon 200-500mm AF-S F5.6 V 300mm F4/D AF-S Prime

I have owned both, and I think you'll gain more usability with the 2-500. Its VR is outstanding, and inherently, you have the benefits of zoom range/more focal length. IQ - the 300mm is better, but the 2-500 is no slouch. I didn't do well with the 300mm because my hand-holding technique was not good (I later got a 300 PF). The weight of the 2-500 is noticeably heavier, but the weight is well distributed. I don't recall the focus speed of my old 300mm F4, but I know my 300mm PF is quicker than my 2-500.  I think the 2-500 lens gives us much more flexibility and would be worth adding to any wildlife enthusiast's kit.

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