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telco5 Registered since 10th Jun 2008
Tue 02-Sep-08 11:09 PM

I bought the D700 for the low light high iso abilities... That being said I have having a tough time choosing a sports lens... Let me explain why this is a D700 post....

I have: 24-70 and a 70-200

I want to get to 400+ for shooting my kids sporting events and I am torn between the 200-400 (f4) and the 400mm (f2.8)

If I also get a 1.7x tele converter that gives me the same (680 for both lenses)

However that also puts me at 2 stops and thus the D700 question.

* I like the 200-400 for zooming as I don't have to move as much as the action comes closer, but I have to give up a couple of stops and in mid afternoon or indoor this might be a problem. (also the 200-400 has other uses I'm sure)

* I also like the clarity of the big 2.8 400 as it is super sharp and with the couple of stops I have to give up with the 1.7 it should not be a problem.

Anyone else have this perplexing issue ? (heh or did you just save up for both)...

Thanks for any input. Also I shoot the Denver Broncos from time to time and am on the field and have been shooting with the 70-200 and the 1.4 and have to guess a lot as to where to be.