LukasMako
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Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:24 am

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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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:17 am

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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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:50 am

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


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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:50 am

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.

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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:00 am

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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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:42 am

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).

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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:35 am

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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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:47 am

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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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:38 pm

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?
 
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RE: Nikon's 80-200mm 2.8 Lenses

Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:26 pm

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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