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

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PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 17,410
same here, but early days

I've only had the 500pf since June, the 200-500 since it came out.   I haven't had a lot of opportunities to shoot either lens - but I have more opportunities with the 500pf than the 200-500.

The 500 seems in a new class to me - serious length with portability.  The 200-500 never went flying with me, but I can see the pf working.   I'm trying to rethink how to bring it as I've been maxed out in the past with my usual 16-35, 24-70, 80-400 kit.  It makes sense to me to add the 500 to that mix - or replace the 16-35,

I had an opportunity to shoot both at the same time this summer on a weekend trip.  200-500 on a D810 and 500pf on D850, but I paid most attention to the new 500.  I think the zoom focused closer.

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