I got my hands on a brand new Nikon 400mm f/2.8G VR that I have been testing for the last week or so. This weekend I am heading out to Yellowstone to shoot bears, wolves and whatever else I might encounter. This should give me a pretty good idea about how the 400mm f/2.8G VR performs in various environments with and without teleconverters. Here is the Nikkor beast:
This thing is a monster! It is heavy, bulky and comes with a nice leather case that is probably worth a lot of money. Expect a full review with sample images from Yellowstone within the next couple of weeks. The lens will be mounted primarily on the Nikon D7000 and occasionally on the Nikon D3s.
Hopefully this review will be great for those who are looking at buying a long zoom to photograph wildlife. I will compare the Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G VR against the following lenses:
- Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II
- Nikon 300mm f/4.0 AF-S
- Nikon 200-400mm f/4.0 VR
It would be awesome if I could do a comparison against the 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 as well, but I currently do not have access to these lenses. If anybody has a 500mm f/4 or a 600mm f/4 and can lend those to me for a day (for the sake of science, LOL), I would do a full comparison of all these lenses at once. If you are in Colorado and have the lens(es), please let me know via the “Contact Us” page. I will mention you in the review and provide a link to your blog.