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Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses  
User currently offlineLukasMako From Austria, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

Hi,

I am about to get myself a used Nikon 80-200mm 2.8

After reasearching I found out that there are several models. One AF-S and two AF models. Now I know the basic differences between these.

But are there any big differences in performance. I was looking for the older AF which has a pull-push Zoom as I can get it quite cheap.

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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3924 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

Hi Lukas,

I bought that a year ago - an used 80-200 2.8 with push-pull. I think it's a very good lens. No complaints whatsoever, except that zoom range is of course somewhat limited.

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

I love mine. Peter is right you have to get close but if you can the results are great.


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Wish the 80-400 focused as fast!


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

There's the push-pull AF-D and twist (tripod mount) AF-D, both transmit Distance info and have ED glass. Next, there's the newer 80-200/2.8 AF-S ED (twist) and then the current 70-200/f2.8's. Quality-wise, they are all very similar (excellent ED glass). AF performace is better (faster & quieter) with the AF-S models. Note: the new 70-200's are "G", which do not have aperture rings. Hope I didn't miss anything.

Mike


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3924 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 3):
AF performace is better (faster & quieter) with the AF-S models.

I'm sure it is, and I should point out that I don't really know what I'm missing in that respect. However, if you can get a D version 'quite cheap', that is certainly good value for money.



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 4):
I'm sure it is, and I should point out that I don't really know what I'm missing in that respect. However, if you can get a D version 'quite cheap', that is certainly good value for money.

I do agree with you, I have the AF-D twist/tripod mount and am completely satisfied with it. It's certainly a nice option if $1500 is a bit above your budget and/or you want a good value for your $$ (as you mention).

Mike


User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

I got an AF-D twist/tripod mount version a few months ago. This one, together with my old 85mm 1.8 Nikkor, would be the best lenses I've used so far. Very happy with it, even though it may not be the fastest focuser.
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User currently offlineStephen007 From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

i love mine too! mine is the old push-pull version without the silent wave motor and with no tripod mount. it is a little heavy but it works really great in terms of photographic quality. its a great piece of glass that is tough and feels confident (read: heavy) in the hands.

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User currently offlineLukasMako From Austria, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 4321 times:

Thanks for your help,

Then its gona be the push-pull lense. Is it possible to use TCs with that lens. And if yes, can I use that TC on a newer AF 80-200 or even AF 70-200 VR?


User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

Nikon makes separate TCs for AF-D and AF-S lenses.
AFAIK Kenko makes one which is suitable for both. It's the 1.5x PRO (or something like that).

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