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| p.2 #6 · ~100mm & ~200mm Lightweight Prime Options |
There certainly are times when the 70-200/4 will be the solution, but many times I do not want or cannot have a D800 + 70-200/4 dangling from my chest. Small lenses are a must many times - like this weekend when I had my 16/3.5 AI, 50/1.8G, and 100/2.8E with me. One on the camera, two on my chest straps in individual Op/Tech neoprene snoot boots. No need to dig into a bag, take off a backpack, etc. and lens changes are quick. Usually the main purpose is not to take pictures, but rather to get a workout and...Show more →
Ah, so it's not just over-all size and weight but the size of the "chunks" as well. Yea, it does not sound like my solution fits your needs well at all, but if you are interested, here it is:
Lowepro Toploader Pro AW 75 (or the slightly smaller AW70).
Granted it's a bag, but it fits snug to the chest and protects the camera nicely ... top loaders are super easy to access even while moving and it's more comfortable than having the camera and lens dangling.
Also, have you considered the Tamron 180 f/3.5 ... fantastic lens that resolves well on my D300 which equates to 27MP FX resolution in terms of pixel density ... it should be good enough for the D800 but I have no direct data on that. It is smaller and lighter than the Nikon 200 and has a great feature for turning a CP filter even when the hood is on. You can get one at B&H for just under $700