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Nikon 70-200 f/4 for sports?

Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004
Sun 03-Mar-13 03:18 AM

I have been reading a lot of favorable reviews about this lens. I shoot a fair amount of HS football and soccer. How does this lens compare so far as fast AF and subject isolation? I currently have an 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S (which I think is a wonderful lens), but would welcome a lighter version so long as it meets or exceeds the 80-200 performance. I would be using with a D7000 or a D3.

I also have a 70-300 VR, but I would prefer the fixed and faster aperture of the 70-200 f/4. If I liked the F/4 I would probably wind up selling both the 80-200 and 70-300, and then slap on a 1.4 TC to the 70-200 when I needed the extra range.

Graham
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