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TM, as usual when you post the smart crowd listens. You make my interest grow for the 200 f2 with those great shots. Is it an easy choice for you to pick the 200 f2 over the 300 f2.8? I just can't make up my mind for a D4 mate. Speed is always good as I love wildlife in those last minutes of light, and the BB I shoot is sometimes in dungeons. But dang, shooting at f2 has to give you a pretty thin slice depth of field in focus. And, while speed is king, reach is always a...Show more →
Mornin' Greg. Both would be my choice in a better economy. I've had to make this decision a couple of times
over the last 4 yrs. The 300 w/TC-14E II was my favorite BIF combination but I needed f2 for rodeo under the lights
so I've relegated the 200 f2 as my "one size fits all" supertele. I have the 300 f4 that's my lightweight rig w/TC-17E II
for FX BIF and it's pretty impressive (in good light)...and the D800 lets you crop like a 'monkey w/out losin' much.
PS. as for DOF concerns...using the 200 f2/TC's at distance, there's PLENTY to get your subject and still cream the BG.
More to think about: the 300 is easier to handhold for any length of time...better balanced. The 200 AF is faster