200-500 and 200-400 moving forward, e.g., Z.

Started Aug 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: 200-500 and 200-400 moving forward, e.g., Z.

olindacat wrote:

Well, I must confess I have not purchased the 200-500, for anyone considering these lenses.

AF, while not fast, is not slow compared to many lenses from 10 years ago.

The 200-500 at about 35% of the price of of the 500 PF has IMO decent AF speed at the price point.

For me the big limitations (at the price point) of the 200-500 are weight and size extended to 500mm.

AF speed can be significantly speeded up with any lens with approximate pre-focus on where action is expected to happen, though predicting where action might happen is not always easy.

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