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28-300VR vs 70-300VR on V1??

walk43

Pennsylvania, US
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walk43 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012
Tue 15-Jan-13 11:54 PM | edited Wed 16-Jan-13 12:20 AM by walk43

Again I am asking for a little help and opinions.

Has anyone tested the 70-300VR against the 28-300VR on their V1?? I know that the V1/FT1 survey of favorite lenses has the 70-300 as one of the favorites, I but would like to hear from someone who has used both (and who are pixel peepers). I have the 28-300 and sold my 70-300 when I got it. Now with my V1, I want to have one lens that I use on the V1 for long hand-held/monopod shots when I am on a walk-about.

The 70-300 is rated very highly by most folks (and DXO)and I liked mine a lot on my D90. But I never compared the two lenses. I have not been real happy with the results of the 28-300 on my D800 (it's ok but not great) and am not thrilled with it on the V1 either. So I have a bit of a dilema.

On the V1 my best lenses for quality and sharpness are the 70-200 VR and the 300 f/4. But I am preferring something lighter and/or more versatile on the V1 when I am in the field. I know that the range with the 70-300 on the V1 will be 189-810 and that's ok for birding and wildlife....which is what I want the V1 for.

SO... should I buy a refurb 70-300 for $400 to use on my V1 and just let it on....or put on the 28-300 when I go birding? My objective is to have the better lens of the two on the V1 for walking around for wildlife/zoo shots?

Comments and actual experiences welcome(and others my be interested as well).

Thanks

Dan
(Nikon D800,V2,Sony HX400V,Lumix ZS40)
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