Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1      
2
       end
  

80-400 VR vs 50-500 sigma
  
 
morrismike
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 80-400 VR vs 50-500 sigma


montynj1 wrote:
Have you looked at 70-300mm? It's a very affordable lightweight lens with excellent image quality.

The FF VR 70-300 you mean. It is better than the DX or the non VR FF.




Oct 21, 2017 at 11:53 AM
90 5.0
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · 80-400 VR vs 50-500 sigma


morrismike wrote:
The FF VR 70-300 you mean. It is better than the DX or the non VR FF.



I borrowed the VR from a buddy a while back(years back to be exact). Supprisingly enough I did not find his any sharper (actually softer) than my old 70-300 af-d ED, so I decided against upgrading it.

Iíve used it a ton, but when you need 400 you need 400.

Iíve only been able to take a couple quick grabs with it of the dog and kid playing in the yard since I got it yesterday but so far the images look really good and the a/f holds up decent with my dog and heís pretty fast.





Oct 21, 2017 at 03:06 PM
montynj1
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 80-400 VR vs 50-500 sigma


I know that feeling. I wished I had a 600mm when I was in Denali this past August.

Congrats on getting the 80-400mm. I think you'll be very happy with it. Good luck with it!



Oct 22, 2017 at 07:55 PM
jyo1
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · 80-400 VR vs 50-500 sigma


Before I bought a mint, used 80-400 AF-S lens, I had the older 80-400 VR lens---again, bought used but mint---I use both lenses for motor racing---mostly motorcycle road racing---I found the older lens actually worked quite well on my camera at the time---a D300---pictures were sharp---focusing was fast enough especially if you pre-focused at a spot just before you were going to pan to the area where you were going to push the button---got lots of sharp pictures, but I've been doing this a long time. I was offered a super-mint AF-S version at a very reasonable price and found it focused a LOT faster and seemed very sharp (on my D7100), but the "keepers" didn't go up that much... My take is that the older lens is still very usable---maybe if you're talkin' BIF it might not focus fast enough, but for most other things probably just fine---and the price is right!


Oct 26, 2017 at 02:21 AM
1      
2
       end






FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1      
2
       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password