300mm f2.8 or 500mm f4
I'm considering upgrading my lens, I have a 300mm f4 with 1.4TC on my D300 body. I am looking at the Nikon 500mm f4 (3.8kg) and the 300mm f2.8 (2.9kg). I'm currently favouring the 500mm.
I'm very happy with my current set-up it is very light (I rarely use a tripod) but as any bird photographer I'm looking for more reach. The 300mm with a 2x TC gives 600m and the 500mm with a 1.4x TC gives 700mm but is heavier and more expensive.
I know most people use Canon (I kinda wish I started with Canon too as the lenses are quite a bit cheaper...) but any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
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