Nikon Zoom Telephoto

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  1. blumtnsurfer

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    Hey everyone, I'm pretty interested in this 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF VR. Does anyone have any experience with it? Or have a better idea for surfing shots? I would like to try to avoid prime lenses as you never know here in Fl if the wave break is 100ft away or 100 yds away.
     
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    That lens is pretty slow to focus on anything but a pro dslr. But it's a decent lens! Go try one out at a photo supply store.
     
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    doesn't Airic have one?
     
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    I think the 80-400 will be too slow to focus for surfing. Most I know that shoot surfing are using 300mm or 500mm primes. If you want zoom, maybe a 70/80-200 with a TC? See if you can rent one in your area and try it out before laying out the cash.
     
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    I've got one and it's a very good lens. It is slower than the 70-200G VR but not that slow. You can speed it up a little by putting it on limit so it is not hunting all along the focal range. I would be OK for surfing but it is a big heavy SOB. I use it on a F5.
     

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