80-400 afs vs 70-200F2.8+TC20 vs 70-200f4+TC17

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    I have found the 70-200mm VRII with the TC-20EIII works extremely well for me. A 140-400mm f/5.6 zoom. I might be waiting for a 200-500mm f/4 from Nikon....??? The price may be the difficulty here, but it would be able to easily handle the TC14EIII, giving 280-700mm f/5.6....like WOW!
    Msmoto, mod
  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    @Msmoto

    Have you compared the 70-200mm VRII with the TC-20EIII, to the 80-400G at f5.6 ?

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    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Not yet, but a friend has the new 80-400....so, I will talk to him about this in a week or tow when I return from my next road trip.
    Msmoto, mod
  • jdbjdb Posts: 32Member
    My local Best Buy (Louisville, KY. USA) has the 80-400 on sale for $1483.99. New, looks like the box has never been opened, what a deal! I purchased it today, can't wait to test it out!
    D600, D7100, 300 f/2.8 AF-S, 300 f/4 ED-IF, 16-35 f/4 VR, 105 f/2.8 AF-S VR, 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR, 85 f/1.8D, 50 f/1.4D, 80-200 f/2.8 AF, 20 f/3.5 AI, TC 1.4 II, TC 2.0 III
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 456Member
    jdb and that's a G lens. WOW.
  • One_Oh_FourOne_Oh_Four Posts: 70Member
    edited October 2015
    I have the 70-200 2.8 and the 2X converter. The new version of both. I am happy with what I get both with and without the converter.

    Is the 80-400 better. I have no Idea as I have never used one.
    I have tried the 70-200 f/2.8 with the TC 1.7 and found the results very soft. In my opinion the 80-400 AF/S is MUCH better.

    Cheers,
    Erik.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,821Member
    Interesting One_oh_Four. I have used the latest TC1.7 on the older 70-200 F2.8 and the results have been excellent. I have had no issues with sharpness at 2.8 or 4 or 5.6. Most of the time I am shooting between F7 to F11.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    With zoom lenses and teleconverters, there is almost always the need for a focus fine adjustment to get to tack sharp.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    Interesting One_oh_Four. I have used the latest TC1.7 on the older 70-200 F2.8 and the results have been excellent. I have had no issues with sharpness at 2.8 or 4 or 5.6. Most of the time I am shooting between F7 to F11.
    I have heard that that combination was designed together. ie they were designed to work as a unit.
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,821Member
    Yup, your correct.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • One_Oh_FourOne_Oh_Four Posts: 70Member
    Hm, that would mean something in the TC is off.. The 70-200 is sharp as a katana, so I'd guess something is decentered or so in the TC. I'm going to have it checked...
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    Bump ?
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

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