The OTHER use of the 100-400GM...

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I bought mine because I'd always wanted to shoot wildlife and it seemed a natural choice. But, it is also really good for daytime sports. I was on the opposite end of the field, and still could bring this in. Love this lens. (The blur at bottom left center is the fence in front of me.)

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Except for the extra reach, I like the smaller form factor of the 70-300G. It was nice to bring in shots from farther down the field AND I always have a 1.4X (though not likely as much for sports). Make me CHOOSE and I'd take the 70-300G for the cost and smaller size. I know that's probably contrary to most other opinions because the 100-400 is a GM lens, but that's my take. I will say that when I went shooting birds with a friend from Nikon Cafe, he used a Z7, adapter and Sigma 150-600. THAT made the 100-400GM feel like a pancake lens! It had to be twice as heavy.

Lastly, DSLRKit sells a tripod collar for the 70-300G. DON'T buy it. Your hand can't hold the camera grip fully, not even close. And I don't have large hands. Nice idea, made really well, but literally terrible grip on the camera body. Unless that doesn't matter...
 

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100-400 from the stands so I can enjoy our son's game with my wife... he's the D-pole on the face-off in green.

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That looks potentially painful. :eek:

Nice shot, though. :thumbup:
 

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I can see this morning that in my haste to post, I blew out the highlights on his helmet. Oh well... here's another of him in a crowd, and a couple of others of his teammates. The sun was in and out all day with broken rain clouds, so the color moves around a bit.

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