Following on from my earlier thread regarding my broken 70-300 f4-5.6, I’ve had a quote to repair it by Intro2020 and it’s not looking good. The cost is more than I paid 2nd hand, and is not a million miles off the cost of a brand new one with a 5 year warranty.
As l’ang suggested, I’m consequently looking at upgrading to a faster lens, aided by a generous and unexpected donation I’ve just received into the new kit fund. I’m looking at either a 2nd hand Nikon 70-200 f2.8 or a new Sigma equivalent, along with considering a 1.4x teleconverter to give me comparability with my old lens for when 200 isn’t long enough whilst still enabling autofocus on my D3200. Does this sound like a sensible decision based on my desire to shoot wildlife and motorsport, without having a budget to stretch to a series of hugely expensive primes? I’m also working on the basis of whatever I buy now will need to be compatible with any future body upgrades, either to a higher level dx or to fx, which as far as I’m aware, both of these options would do.
If not, what else would be suggested for Nikon compatible kit?