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Mik3ymomo

Mount Laurel, US
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"RE: 80-400 lens"

Mik3ymomo Registered since 30th Apr 2007
Tue 15-Jan-13 01:12 AM

I owned the 80-400 and I currently own a 300mm f4 AF-S. I can tell you that the 80-400 is not even in the same league as the 300mm f4. The VR for me is not even a factor. I rarely use it on any of my lenses that have it.

I sold my first 300mm f4 and missed it so much I bought another. I get consistent repeatable results in very demanding situations. Something the 80-400 failed and was miserable to use. I detest it. But I also hate the 18-200 so you be the judge.

I never got a good photo from either of those but I get spectacular results from both of the 300mm F4 lenses I've owned.

Let me show you some examples. especially the action shots. My 80-400 would have fell flat on its face. The 300mm f4 AF-S is sorely underrated. It's in my opinion the best lens for the price that Nikon sells.

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1079/943931925_9bc030c715_o.jpg
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1232/572152640_1ebf8d6778_o.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3537/3339011110_675fe8db9b_o.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/7910042718_a71f05f37a_o.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7953227444_5a88916f6f_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/7953226878_1196884b65_b.jpg

D300, 12-24mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 VR, 60mm F2.8 Micro, AF-s, 300mm F4 AF-S
Manfrotto 3021PRO/322RC2 Grip Ball Head
Sold: D200, 18-200mm 80-400mm VR, 24mm F2.8D
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