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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Wildlife shooter considering switching to Nikon - advice needed and appreciated |
I'm a wildlife shooter - mainly Africa - and a Canon user (7D and 100-400 F5.6 zoom)
I'd like a better lens which is faster and is capable of delivering better IQ than my current set up. I still want a zoom, and don't want to lose any reach - if anything I'd like more.
As you may know Canon keep promising to release a 200-400 F4 with a built in 1.4 teleconveter. Problem is they have been promising this lens for ever and still no release date, and rumours are that it will be expensive (~$10k).
So, I am considering switching. Based on some very basic reserach on Nikon gear I am thinking of getting a D300s body (I'd like to keep the crop factor), 200-400 F4 VR II lens and 1.4 teleconvertor. Why - I think I can get that kit for less than the rumoured Canon 200-400 lens price (factoring in selling my current Canon gear), I have the budget for it, it is available now, and hear that the 200-400 lens is excellent. The downside is having to sell my current kit and learn a new system.
What do established Nikon users think?
Your views appreciated.