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Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 AF-S VR vs. 500mm f/4 AF-S...

The Long Ranger

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The Long Ranger Registered since 25th Aug 2007
Fri 07-Nov-08 04:22 PM

Hi Gang...

I was just wondering about how these two lenses (the 200-400mm f/4 AF-S VR vs. 500mm f/4 AF-S Version I) might compare in two areas.

The first area is in the arena of AF. Does the AF-S system of both focus at what might seem to be the same quickness? If one were to mount a TC-14E II on the 200-400 how much slower - if at all - would it's AF speed be compared to the 500? How about vice-versa?

Secondly, I'm wondering how the IQ betweem the two lenses compare? Can it be said that both lenses produce images of comparable sharpnesss, detail, saturation and contrast? Or, might they be different? And, if different, please share how so...

Lastly, is there any hint that since one's a variable and the other's a prime seem to be of any significance at all in terms of focusing speed and/or image quality?

I know this is a tall order and I'll really very much appreciate any and all shared insights. Many, many thanks, in advance, Gang, for your help and opinions on this...

Ole' Thick Uncle Dick
The Long Ranger
A 63 y.o. Retired, Telephoto Lovin' Nikonian.

"There are none so blind as those who would not see..."

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