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Which do you prefer ?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Removed User 3, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. 70-200 f 2.8 and TC-17E or 80-400 Vr ?

    and why ?

  2. weiran


    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    70-200 as it would give me the option of f/2.8 when I need it.

  3. Good point Weiran. THats the way I was thinking too.
  4. 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.


  5. Thanks Phil was thinking of using for ocassional Motor sport usage. Short season may dictate benefit of spending money on lens.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    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.
    But longer
  7. CAJames


    Sep 6, 2006
    Lompoc, CA
    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.
  8. Thanks James I already have the 70-200 and would agree with your comments.
    Better go and buy the tele.
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