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

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vantje Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Holding on to the 200-500mm 5.6 after acquiring the 500mm 5.6 prime?

I will keep my 200-500, just got my 500 PF delivered for a week now.

The 500 pf is an amazing lens in so many ways, but I like the versatility of the 200-500 also.

When on an African safari drive you don't always have the right focal length for small/larger mammals; the zoom always comes in very handy. Even with smaller animals, it pays to zoom out to get the environment. With the 500 you're stuck on that focal length.

For birds, there's no discussion; the 500 Pf wins hands down.

I'll keep both.

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