Interesting that they didn't use the latest 5-stop VR
system from the 70-200 f4. In fact, there was a rumor that the 80-400 replacement was delayed was they were waiting for the latest VR
system to be developed.
|Quoting scbriml (Reply 4):|
but at $2,700 is a little more expensive than I expected
If you take a look at the prices of all the high end lenses that have been released recently by all manufacturers, they have been very expensive compared to the ones they replaced. Just take a look for example at the new Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II
, the new Canon tele primes, etc. I was personally expecting the 80-400 to be around $2,500.
|Quoting megatop412 (Reply 5):|
Well for as long as they took it better knock our socks off, especially for the asking price.
I agree. And the MTF chart for 400mm looks very promising BTW. Additionally, it'd be interesting how it will work with the 1.4x TC
, given that now a lot of Nikon bodies can actually autofocus at f/8.
|Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 6):|
That's the second time I've seen you use the term "Bigmos". Are you referring to the Sigma 150-500mm "Bigma"?
Maybe Bigmos is "Bigma with OS
" (i.e., the latest version?).
Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.