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Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Removed User 3, Jun 24, 2007.
70-200 f 2.8 and TC-17E or 80-400 Vr ?
and why ?
70-200 as it would give me the option of f/2.8 when I need it.
Good point Weiran. THats the way I was thinking too.
If what you are after is high performance at 400MM, it is *never* the best option to use an extender. If you are after 400MM for birding or similar uses, neither option listed is very good. If what you are after is a general purpose tele that might be used longer than 300 from time to time, the 70-200 is by far the best option optically. If good optical performance at around 400 for the smallest outlay in cash is your goal, you may want to take a look at the 300/4 and TC1.4.
Thanks Phil was thinking of using for ocassional Motor sport usage. Short season may dictate benefit of spending money on lens.
I use the 80-400 with 1.4 most of the time..
I like the length:>)))
Check my gallerys
I am not saying it is better lens.
The 80-400vr was the first auto-focus lens and I bought, and it is a great lens. I used mine with the Kenko 1.4 TC alot and it is unbeatable as a light, compact, hand-holdable560mm. However, eventually I sold it to get a 70-200 (that I use with the tc-17) because I wanted the faster AF and liked shooting at wider apertures. The 70-200 deserves its status as a Nikon legend, and it is my favorite lens, but note also that the 70-200 + tc-17 costs considerably more than a 80-400.
Thanks James I already have the 70-200 and would agree with your comments.
Better go and buy the tele.