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| p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · UPDATE: Tested - 80-400 Vs 300 + TC Vs 70-200 + TC |
Just some more info for those interested: I have done some real life testing of the new 80-400VR with and without 1.4 TC, and I have been impressed by the IQ fully open @ 400/550mm. The only small issue I had is some front focusing I could compensate in the AF tuning menu.
Next to that I did some comparisons with the other lenses in the same range (I also have a 80-400VR AF-D and the Sigma 80-400 OS). On a D4, IQ is not significantly different between those 3 lenses, center, corner sharpness are very good in all cases. The only HUGE difference is breathing on the new lens. If I shoot a subject at a short distance (about 8 feet), (this is by the way about the distance I was from ducks when I took a few test shots this afternoon), in a controlled environment, I get the following results:
- 80-400VR AF-S 400mm is my reference shot
- 80-400OS @ 360mm gives me the same framing
- 80-400VR AF-D @ 270mm !!!!! gives me the same framing
Since I never use those lenses @infinity I have some doubts about the usefulness of a 80-400mm lens if the actual focal length is very far from the announced value.