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Apr 07, 2014 20:44 |  #1

So I've decided to purchase a lens but I'm having trouble deciding a 300 2.8 is 2 or a 400 2.8 is I, considering that I want to shoot mostly sports, which would you choose and why?
I've never used either personally used either and could use your advice/ input..


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Apr 07, 2014 20:46 |  #2

What sports?


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Apr 07, 2014 21:02 |  #3

Easy... 400 2.8


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Apr 07, 2014 21:21 |  #4

Mostly, field sports. Football, soccer, softball & baseball. And hopefully horse racing


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Apr 07, 2014 21:40 |  #5

tennfan1125 wrote in post #16817388 (external link)
Mostly, field sports. Football, soccer, softball & baseball. And hopefully horse racing

Definitely 400mm.


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Apr 07, 2014 22:27 |  #6

No doubt about it. 400 2.8


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Apr 08, 2014 12:34 |  #7

xchangx wrote in post #16817354 (external link)
Easy... 400 2.8

Yep! ;)


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Apr 12, 2014 22:19 |  #8

And yet another vote for the 400 2.8...

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Apr 16, 2014 17:06 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #9

Don't forget a monopod :lol:


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Apr 16, 2014 17:12 |  #10

Most of you have full frame, while the OP has APSH. Do your recommendations still stand?




  
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Apr 16, 2014 19:08 |  #11

frugivore wrote in post #16839187 (external link)
Most of you have full frame, while the OP has APSH. Do your recommendations still stand?

Mine does. I would love an aps-h sensor'd 1dx.


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Apr 16, 2014 22:22 |  #12

frugivore wrote in post #16839187 (external link)
Most of you have full frame, while the OP has APSH. Do your recommendations still stand?

Definitely.


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Apr 17, 2014 11:51 |  #13

frugivore wrote in post #16839187 (external link)
Most of you have full frame, while the OP has APSH. Do your recommendations still stand?

Yes, the 400 f/2.8 is awesome on both a crop and full frame.


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Apr 17, 2014 12:02 |  #14

Looks like it's unanimous!


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Apr 20, 2014 06:46 |  #15

Get that 400!


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