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.
#1. "RE: D700 lens choice" | In response to Reply # 0aorobert Registered since 31st Aug 2008Fri 05-Sep-08 08:23 PM
I ha the manual focus 400/2.8 and AF 300/2.8 way back when. Now I have the D700 and grabbed the 24-70 and 70-200. I wanted a 300mm/2.8 but checked out the 200-400/4. GET IT!
It is hand holdable. The AF-S and VR are fast. Toss on a 1.4x and you have a monster system ready to roll. The zoom lets you back up a tad, there are times with my old 400/2.8 that I ha to run away from the action to get it all in the frame. You can always run closer, but running away can me up your field of vision.