Nikon 400 f2.8G or 500mm f4G - best choice for wildlife?

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Re: Nikon 400 f2.8G or 500mm f4G - best choice for wildlife?

I have the 500 f4G and it is somewhat handholdable. That's how I shoot it anyway. From what I've read on here, the 400 is heavier and best used on a tripod (or monopod). I don't like the constraint of a tripod, so the 400 2.8 would be out for me.

I find the 500 doesn't AF as good as the 300 2.8VR, but as my bodies have gotten better it's less of a concern.

If the 500 Pf is within your price range, I think at this point I'd give it a consideration.  Wasn't big on having a 5.6, but now there's a lot of fellows that have moved from the 500G to the Pf and are very happy with it. RB Fresno, Kris in CT,  - fellows I give weight to their decision. AR Clark has one - not sure if he moved from the 500G

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