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Nikon 400mm f/2.8G ED VR AF-S

400VR
Review Date: Jul 11, 2010 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sharp, great build q., the best bokeh I've seen from any lens period.
Cons:
Terrible hood and foot.

This lens (vrII) is my first super tele. I shoot it with all three of Nikon's current tele converters with pretty good results. The 1.4 is by far the best match to this lens followed by the TC-17 II and finally the TC-20 III.

I shoot equestrian events with this lens for a living and typically shoot it without a tele converter. The rest of the time I take bird and other wildlife pictures with it as a replacement for therapy.

When you buy this lens make sure to budget for a good tripod. I had to surplus a Manfrotto 055 and replaced it with a Gitzo 3530. I have an RRS BH-55 and a Wimberly Sidekick that work like a charm for just about everything.