I’ve tried the Sigma 150-500 and the 70-200+x2 and the sigma seemed to provide a sharper Image at 400mm, maybe slightly softened at 500mm. So would be great to see what the image quality the 80-400 vs 70-200+x2 is like.
Any comments on the focusing speed of the 80-400 compared to the 70-200+x2??
I hope you can help with some advice.
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1. The manual says that, in VR mode 1 and 2, you need to partially depress the shutter release for at least one second before taking a picture. I assume this time is needed to allow the VR to do its work. Observing this rule makes a big difference.
2. The lens may be coupled with a TC-201 teleconverter.
With the TC, I now have the reach of an 800mm lens, or 1200mm if you consider the crop factor of the D7000 on which these lenses are mounted. It may not have the low light capabilities of faster lenses, but it every bit as sharp when the light is available.]]>