Which lens to get for close up landscapes and wildlife with my Nikon D850?

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    Which lens to get for close up landscapes and wildlife with my Nikon D850?

    Iíve been wanting a 70-200mm lens for close-up landscapes which would always be tripod mounted. On occasion these days I like to shoot wildlife and that urge could get stronger later.

    I could get a Nikon 70-200 f/4 and use it for close-up landscapes + a Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 for wildlife. For similar cost, I could get a Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 plus a teleconverter. I would never expect to carry the 70-200 f/4 and the 200-500 in the same bag so weight in that sense doesn't matter so much. I am wondering which combination makes better sense. I would be using them on my Nikon D850.


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    I would go with the 70-200 2.8. It's not jus that the glass goes to 2.8 but it is a much sharper lens than the others. I guess you could also get the 200-500 but it may not be as sharp as simply using the 70-200 2.8 and cropping in the photo on post to get that really zoomed in feel.


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