Yanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
Looking for opinions or examples of these lenses. I plan on using it on Nikon D70. The Sigma cost less but does the image quality suffer that much from the Nikkor. I have read that they are slow to focus. Is it that slow. I might also get the 70-200mm F2.8 VR if I dont get one of these. I have a teleconverter I could use. Thanks for the help.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
Forget the TC. You can't get good pics with a teleconverter. I just bought the Nikkor 80-400VR and love it! I also own the 80-200 2.8 and it does focus faster but the 400 is so good. I need to learn to focus with it when I am shooting planes in motion but I think it's a great lens. Here is a shot I took with it at JFK the other day.
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4713 times:
The Nikkor 80-400 is slow to focus, but this is only a problem for sports photography. It gives great results in aviation photography. It is pin-sharp across the f-stop range and the IS is a great feature - sharp hand-held shots at 1/60th/400mm are feasible.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2