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NAS level is rising......


Waukesha, US
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autoexer Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jan 2011
Sat 18-May-13 02:46 AM

Here is the story... I was planning on renting a 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF lens this summer for some bird shots, there is a great place in the UP of Michigan - Seney National Wildlife Refuge. But my local shop sold it!!! Just got a camera that I can use the AF lens on, an F4. So on to plan b; thinking about a 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s lens - I have a TC-16a for the F4 so I can autofocus the 180 f/2.8 (ends up a 288mm) - but I have the focal length covered with a 80-200mm f/4 zoom.

question is, is the 180 ED that much better? The weight is the same, filter size is different, but I have some 72mm filters now so no big deal there. The 80-200mm does not work with the TC-16a.

I have read up on the 180mmm, is it that good?


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