Holding on to the 200-500mm 5.6 after acquiring the 500mm 5.6 prime?

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Ricardo00 Contributing Member • Posts: 909
Re: Holding on to the 200-500mm 5.6 after acquiring the 500mm 5.6 prime?
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jeffnles1 wrote:

Other than being significantly lighter and a little sharper, I'm not sure the benefit of the lens outshines the cost of what I have to give up to get it.

Jeff

Not sure my 500mm PF is any sharper than my 500mm f/5.6, but it does focus faster.  When I am trying to capture a bird in flight or moving animal, every fraction of a second faster focus can mean the difference in getting a shot or not.  Whether this is worth the extra cost, is something only you can decide.  Most people I know (including my wife) think I am crazy to spend so much on photo gear when the camera in my phone can be used for most shots.

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