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

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nicodimus22
nicodimus22 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,337
Re: Holding on to the 200-500mm 5.6 after acquiring the 500mm 5.6 prime?
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I'm going to be getting the 500mm PF shortly, and I will be selling the 200-500mm. It's just getting rid of something that I'll never realistically use again.

I use the 200-500mm as if it was a 500mm prime when I'm out with it. I'm not sure if I've ever shot it at less than 500mm. The 500mm PF is just a lighter, smaller, sharper across the frame, faster-focusing version of it to me.

Edit: Got the 500mm PF a few days ago. What a piece of technology! I am going to be very happy hiking with this (and the 300mm PF) once I get this stupid quick-release foot replaced with the much better Hejnar H129-500 solid foot. I can't believe how bad the design of the stock foot is...they put the quick release button right where you're going to rest your fingers. It's as if they want you to drop the camera and lens.

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