200-400 vr1 vs 300 vr1/vr2

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Jeep_Joseph
Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 569
200-400 vr1 vs 300 vr1/vr2

So I keep seeing the 200-400, specifically the vr1, keeps getting ridiculed for it's performance. I am a teenage pro photographer, and am in search of a longer fast lens for sports. I have three possible lenses to buy, and they are listed in the poll. I have a pair of D4/S and a D810 at the moment until my Z9 arrives. Any advice on what lens to get? My budget is 2k max. I have seen that Keh has ugly 300 2.8 vr2s starting at 1800, and I have one allocated at mpb for 1850 (but it is missing the collar and the foot). I have seen some 300 vr1s go in the 1500-1800 range, and then of course the 200-400. Any tips?

 Jeep_Joseph's gear list:Jeep_Joseph's gear list
Nikon D4 Nikon D4S Nikon D810 Nikon D5 Nikon Z7 II +7 more
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200-400 vr1
33.3% 1  vote
300 2.8 vr1
0.0% 0  votes
300 2.8 vr2
66.7% 2  votes
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