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

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saaber1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,155
Re: Nikon 400 f2.8G or 500mm f4G - best choice for wildlife?
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U may want to check out the sigma 150-600/60-600 S also. Very versatile and fast focus. Very customizable with the dock and sharp. Especially nice for tracking BIF cuz zoom is both twist and push-pull. You can acquire at a lower focal length and quickly zoom via pushing lens with supporting hand so that you don't lose the track. Cost is around $1300 used or so to $2000 new.

A couple on a d750 from a few weeks ago and one of a female wood duck that I acquired at 300mmish then zoomed to 600 then back to 300ish as it flew right towards me. All handheld which I do 95% of the time (OS is great on it). Lens is fairly heavy but probably similar weight to those primes. Hood is 1.1lbs I think so using a different hood or no hood sheds some weight.

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