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Old 11-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by ATSF666 View Post
I'm still happy with my 1st generation Nikon 200-400. Some vignette under certain circumstances, no blob at all in low light.

I've been thinking that if I buy a Nikon 70-300mm AFP VR to use as light & compact lens for hiking, that means I don't really have to keep the 80-400mm AFS. I mostly was using it because it's relatively light for a telephoto. It was a compromise. I'm now thinking I can sell it as well and buy something else. The Nikon 200-500mm VR is an outstanding value, but is f5.6. I'm also looking into a used Nikon 500mm f4 (had the earlier version in the late 90s,) a used Nikon 300mm f2.8 VR + TC 1.4x, or a Sigma 150-600mm f5.6 (the Sport, not Contemporary.) I don't photo nearly as much wildlife as I did 20 years ago though, making it hard to justify spending much more than $2,000 on a tele lens. I am somewhat "addicted" to f2.8 lenses though!

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