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Nikon 400mm f/2.8E ED FL Review

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400MM f/2.8E ED FL VR Lens:

2020 update ... The Nikkor 400mm 2.8 ed fl is an exceptional lens known for its flexibility and amazingly sharp images. Lighter and more nimble than it's predecessors but all the while retaining and improving on an already great Nikkor 400 heritage, this lens will bring to the photographic market a continued, appreciated, and highly sought after photographic instrument.  The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400MM f/2.8E ED FL VR Lens is an excellent lens.

NIKON 400mm f2.8 lens review

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TrueToad, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S Review

A little over a year ago while out in the Shenandoah National Park I came upon two black bears busy digging around a tree stump across a creek. Both bears were was so engrossed in their activities neither bear cared that a small group of photographers were shooting away from the other side. At that time I did not have with me any lens longer than a 105, but as I looked around, I saw almost every photographer with long Prime lens, 300, 400, 500 both Canons and Nikons shooters. Here I was with a great photo opt and I came home nothing to for my encounter. I was out that day with macro in mind, but thinking my longest lens was a 200mm anyway. This set in motion my desire to seek a longer lens something at least 300mm or longer.

There are a LOT of choices in the 300mm and longer range available and one could list half a page of various zooms that reach as far out as 500mm for under $1500.00. I have been down the lower budget zoom range before and in some situations they are fine for what they are but have draw backs in performance. As I began looking for a longer lens I laid my requirements out along with my maximum budget restraints; the resulting choices narrowed considerably. First I am not a professional who depends on photography for my income and secondly I was having a difficult time justifying almost 6K for a Nikon version of a 300mm prime. In the end I made my choice based on what I consider good quality at a more affordable price at near pro performance. After several days of reading, watching, waiting, stressing, My decision was to go for the new Sigma 120~300mm 2.8 Sport edition. Let me state had I the capital (cash) I would have went for the Nikon 500mm f4, and certainly one day I will have that lens.

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TrueToad, Monday, November 24, 2014