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zoom lens tradeoff speed+teleconverter or slower lens


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ms122 Registered since 29th Oct 2004
Thu 04-Nov-04 12:36 AM

Within the zoom range of 70 - 400, Could someone please comment on the relative trade off of getting a fast (2.8) 70-200 with a 2x teleconverter vs a slower 80-400 4.5-5.6. If am comparing the two VR lenses, the 70-200/2x combo isn't all that much more.

Similarly, the Nikons non VR 80 - 200 2.8/ED with a 2x is not all that much less than the 80-400 VR.

Granted when your not using the tele the lens is faster, is this worth the inconvenience of the teleconverter?

I'm putting these on a D70.

Thanks for