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| p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · UPDATE: Tested - 80-400 Vs 300 + TC Vs 70-200 + TC |
Just thinking to myself, I was all convinced to buy it yesterday but my current 300mm f/4 + 1.7 teleconverter is acceptably sharp on my D800e, which is approximately 500mm.
Although we don't know for sure yet, I'd be curious how the 80-400mm with the 1.7tc sharpness is at varying apertures. and fine tuned. On a tripod of course.
It seems, that it's good to go up to 400mm (without any teleconverter), but then you still need the jump one way or another to or a higher cost/quality lens to get out to the 500mm + range.
Of course your getting better glass, VR, zoom, etc.
Could the sharpness issue be a result of the tripod collar, as was the complaint with the old version I had? I did put the RRS replacement collar on that one, which seemed to really tighten it up. Using the new version handheld with vr up to 400mm and then realizing you need the tripod isn't so bad, if it's the collar.
In the end, if money is a concern, the 300mm f/4 seems the bargain. Which as was stated above, won't be the bargain lens (new updated version) anymore once it's updated. Although the "D" version will always be a bargain.