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AI 500/4P, or AI 400/2.8 ED-IF?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Ming Thein, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Dang. I've been offered both - mint condition - at the same price. What do you do?

    Any input Bjorn? I know you've given them both 5's...

    And please guys, DON'T SAY BUY BOTH!! :eek: 

  2. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  3. Interesting...any reason why? For use on a D2H or D200, so metering isn't a problem. Would have thought the 400 would make more sense; a stop faster, and not that much shorter. And could make an interesting 800/5.6...

  4. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  5. W Thorne

    W Thorne

    Jul 24, 2005
    I own the 500/4 and a 300/2.8. I would love to have the 400/2.8. Put a 1.4 on it and you have a 560/4.

    Now that I'm finished dreaming I agree with Paul. The 400/2.8 is a large heavy lens (I've used a friends of mine several times). I feel I get better results with the 500 and 300 due to their size.

    Go with the 500. Great wildlife lens.
  6. Hi I would have the 400 with both the matched converters this is the only lens I've ever regretted getting rid of, I just might treat my self to one for Christmas as there seems to be plenty of second-hand ais ones in the British photo magazines at very reasonable prices.

  7. Thanks for the thoughts - looks like I'm leaning towards the 400...once I get my %^&* shutter curtain fixed :( 

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