Nikon 400mm F5.6 AF lens???

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by ATSF3460, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. ATSF3460

    ATSF3460 Guest

    Any explanations why Nikon doesn't have this lens in their lineup? The lack of
    this lens is a huge reason why I'm considering switching to Canon equipment.

    Mike
     
    ATSF3460, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. Mike> Any explanations why Nikon doesn't have this lens in their
    Mike> lineup? The lack of this lens is a huge reason why I'm
    Mike> considering switching to Canon equipment.

    One reason might be that you can obtain the same effect in several
    other ways:

    80-400mm f/4-5.6 VR lens used at 400mm
    80-200mm f/2.8 AF-S lens at 200mm + TC-20E teleconverter
    70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR G lens at 200mm + TC-20E
    300mm f/4 AF-S lens + TC-14E teleconverter (yields 420mm f/5.6)

    So perhaps the question is why you want a 400 f/5.6 when you have
    all of those other alternative possibilities available.
     
    Andrew Koenig, Jul 10, 2003
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  3. ATSF3460

    ATSF3460 Guest

    Hmm, maybe I ought to try to get a TC-14E then. Just seems a natural to me to
    have that lens in the lineup.

    Mike
     
    ATSF3460, Jul 11, 2003
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  4. My Nikon handbook says the Nikkor 400mm f 5.6 EDIF lens, designed in 1978,
    is still in production......
     
    William Graham, Jul 11, 2003
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