Title change: compare 200-400mm with 400mm lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Chayelle, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Not just certain how to word this:

    We have a 500mm lens and a 300mm...
    Would really like to get the 600mm, but have not found a used one yet.
    I realize the length differences between the 300, 400, and 200-400mm...

    For those of you who have used these lenses, your opinion please...

    Question: shooting birds, not regarding weight, opinion between the 400mm and the 200-400mm please...
    We like sharp clear pics...

    If any of this makes sense...help please

    thanks
     
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  2. AndyE

    AndyE

    871
    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    Not sure if I really understood your post.

    Between the 400mm (I assume 2.8) and 200-400mm VR, I'd take immediately the 400mm/2.8. Nothing beats the IQ of this lens wide open.

    Andy
     
  3. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    The 200-400 is my favorite lens, followed closely by the 200/2.0. I can't offer comparisons between anything else, though. Here is a 200-400 shot:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Andy...
    I am not certain about my post either...duh
    I guess I am trying to verify the usage of one over the other.
    I know they are different lenses...
    I have never used either, and that might help
    but I know no one close to me who has them to try out...
    camera stores do not stock...

    Anyway...question, Andy, sir...
    have you ever used the 200-400?
     
  5. [​IMG][/QUOTE]

    Very nice shot John...
    beautiful animal

    You did get quite close, possibly a wildlife reserve,
    or were you out in the wilds of, say, Africa?
     
  6. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Very nice shot John...
    beautiful animal

    You did get quite close, possibly a wildlife reserve,
    or were you out in the wilds of, say, Africa?[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, Chayelle!

    Oh, I wish I could shoot in the wilds of Africa!
    This beauty resides at The Louisville Zoo. The observation area is several hundred feet away, so I shoot D2X with 200-400, and often use the high speed crop.
     
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