The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck

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Verkku Regular Member • Posts: 266
Good points Re: The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck

beatboxa wrote:

Jeff Klofft wrote:

I sure hope Nikon doesn't go that route. I'd really like a constant f/4, but would be OK with a 4-5.6.

I don't mind it at all. It's a relatively compact and relatively cheap lens at $650.

In fact, I hope Nikon eventually follows suit, offering F/4 ($5000+), F/5.6 ($1500), and F/8 (<$1000) telephoto options.

In fact, in addition to my 200-500 F-mount, I already use an alternate for this type of scenario: my Nikon 1 + 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6. This is a full-frame equivalent of 189-810mm F/12-15. And yet, I don't have any issues with its f-number:

I especially don't have an issue when I think about the sizes of the systems:

Slow/cheap/small lenses on full-frame are the alternative for a crop-system camera like APS-C or micro-four-thirds or even Nikon 1; and they are incredibly useful. Not everyone needs all that speed / size / cost all the time.

So I'd love to see some small/cheap F/8 full-frame lenses from Nikon. Or even an F/11 or two.

i man using my omd-1 and lumix 100-300 for the same reson, bad af amd slow but very often adequate and much smaller than my Nikons

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