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torwood

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"RE: 80-400 lens"

torwood Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2010
Sun 13-Jan-13 02:52 AM

The 70-300 VR is an AFS lens, and focuses adequately fast on pretty much all the newer Nikon bodies. Also, the 80-400 is a critically slow focusing lens. For that reasona alone, I have never traded my AFS 70-300 for the extra 100mm of the 80-400 (even though the extra 100mm would be gold for shooting outfielders in baseball).

As far as I'm concerned, the slow AF for moving subjects is a deal-breaker for me. I can't wait for an AFS update to this lens, but sadly, it will probably cost about $2,000, and be out of my price range.

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A general, generic topic 80-400 lens [View all] , ken lutes , Mon 07-Jan-13 03:41 PM
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