Longer reach more flexibility in good light and somewhat good light to be used with the D2Hs :smile:May I inquire the motivation behind getting the 80-400 VR? May be, flexibility?
It is to be used in daylight, street photography mainly... I want to try it.Opinion warning - don't buy the 80-400mm if you want to shoot birds or anything moving in low light - from my experience.
I went to 400/2.8 af-i to avoid the frustration of low keeper count and slow focus under those conditions.
Wouldn't sell the 85/1.4 .... to anyone but me.
I'll relieve you of your burden should you decide it necessary.
All the best
I like the 70-200VR and should probably go for it but I feel like I'd like a longer reachGale probably has the most impressive collection of images taken with the 80-400VR. You may want to spend a little time looking at those images. They are excellent!
The 80-400VR feels much lighter to hand hold than the 70-200, but feels heavier than the 70-300. The 80-400 is shorter, and the weight is closer to your body. And since it is not constant aperture, it "packs" shorter in your bag. I find it a great travel lens for that reason, when I need greater reach than the 70-300.
I am left at the moment with the 17-55/2.8 and the 85/1.4 - don't get me wrong I love the 85 but I want a way longer reach in daytime than the 85 can provide me. For some street photography this said... The 70-200 should cover me better for street photos than the 80-400 ...Very slow focus compared to 70-200, and yes I had one, and 2 - 80-200 AF-D 2-ring lenses.
Crazy, no. But I guess my question is why? And since I don't know what else you have, are you covered at 85mm with other glass?
What are you looking to do with the lens?
For the beach or Paris the 80-400 would be great :smile:I have the 80-400, 70-300, 70-200VR, and TC-17. The 80-400 is much sharper than 70-200 + TC-17 IMHO. It is slightly sharper - but obviously enjoys a much longer reach - than the 70-300.
I have the 80-400vr and yes, I agree with many of the comments that have been posted, not that good in low light, slow focusing, etc etc and whilst I would love to own a 200-400vr or a 300/400 2.8 I cannot justify paying 4x more to get to 400mm.
Here's a couple of my favourites...See what you think..?
It also works with the Kenko 1.4 tc..Not qiute as sharp but it does get you to560mm...
Only you can decide what's right for you...