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fredoj124 Registered since 01st Dec 2010Mon 27-Dec-10 05:03 PM
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"D7000 and VR Zoom Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G"


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Does anyone know how well the D7000 handles on the Nikkor 200-400mm f/4? Balance wise on a tripod and handheld plus image quality.

  

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TakeTwo Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009Tue 28-Dec-10 01:21 AM
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I'm hoping someone will have some insight on this combo as well. I'm in the market for the 200-400 or the 400mm 2.8 I have the 70-200mm 2.8 and it is a fantastic combo. Even with the Nikon teleconverter tc-20e iii attached it is fast auto focus and sharp.

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DVDMike Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Mar 2003Tue 28-Dec-10 02:12 AM
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I do not have the combo. But I can tell you that no camera "balances well" with the 200-400 handheld. You are going to have the lens mounted on a monopod or tripod or you are at least going to handhold the combo by the lens collar. The camera is just along for the ride when it is connected to that monster. If you were to operate the camera by holding the camera with no lens support, your lens mount would bend (over time anyway).

I try to avoid lifting my D3 with the 70-200 mounted on it without holding on the 70-200 lens collar. I certainly would never attempt this with a 200-400 on any camera.

If you have enough light to shoot with fast enough shutter speeds for handheld shooting and you are holding the lens collar, I am sure that the 200-400 will take superb images with the D7000. But I would recommend a monopod.

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 28-Dec-10 07:57 PM
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Tue 28-Dec-10 07:59 PM by KnightPhoto

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>Does anyone know how well the D7000 handles on the Nikkor
>200-400mm f/4? Balance wise on a tripod and handheld plus
>image quality.

I use my D7000 on a 500VR and it seems fine.

http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/288422/size/big/cat/7181

I don't think I am going to bother getting a grip since it doesn't add any FPS and the EN-EL15 battery power is phenomenal.

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dazman47 Registered since 25th Sep 2007Wed 29-Dec-10 04:54 AM
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Tacoma, US
          

I used this combo recently and it was fine. Balances fine on the GT3341LS tripod. The 200-400 with D7K handheld is fine. Overall pleased with the image quality.

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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Wed 29-Dec-10 09:32 AM
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Yorkshire, GB
          

The lens is easily the best zoom in production at 400mm wide open, and at least as good as anything else at 200mm wide open
http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/lens/zoom/telephotozoom/af-s_nikkor200-400mmf_4g_ed_vr2/index.htm
The only lens issues are size and weight which limit how long you can hand hold it.
It teams well with my D300s so size wise should be excellent with the D7000.
My one reservation is the D7000 is not as robust as the D300/s or the lens so a little extra care may be needed in some shooting situations with a D7000 attached.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

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