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

Started Aug 17, 2019 | Discussions thread
OP olindacat Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: 200-500 and 200-400 moving forward, e.g., Z.

David5833 wrote:

I would probably get the Nikon AF-P version if I was in the market today.

It's handy to have and I've managed with that focal range, but know the extra 200mm would be a joy. I just got myself caught between Nikon system vs say Sigma. I don't really like 3rd party so the 200-400 or 200-500 or 500PF (too much $ and stuck at 500mm) seem to be... 'it'.

I guess if you have to zoom quickly through a wide range of focal lengths the 200-500 would be a PITA. It is a little less than 180 degrees from stop to stop, but as owlseye said, it feels like more. This is because of its large diameter. I'm almost always using mine at 500mm, so it isn't a problem for me.

The only way to know if it would work for you is to try it.

Ya, it's only 1300, and there seems to be a ready market of buyers at 900, so the cost of getting one, or loss, isn't mind-boggling. I hope Nikon keeps making DSLRs. That D870 will be where I'm headed, and a D500 successor if one comes out.

The Sigma 150-600 contemporary, while not robust, did seem a good deal were it not for the whole dock thing, and my bad experience with Tameron back in the 2000s.

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