Nikon 70-210mm f4-5.6D or 80-200mm f2.8D (Push Pull)

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Nikon 70-210mm f4-5.6D or 80-200mm f2.8D (Push Pull)
Aug 16, 2012

Hi,

Is nikon's 80-200mm f2.8 (push pull) significantly better in image IQ than nikon's70-210mm f4-5.6D? how useful is it at 2.8?

I have a 70-200mm VR1 but tend to take it only when I have plans for using it..

For walkaround and for having a tele lens in my bag, i have a 70-210mm f4-5.6D..

i was thinking to replace the 70-210mm with a 80-200mm f2.8D (push pull) despite the price in size/weight.. they can be had for $500 which is within what i want to pay for a tele walkaround lens and is still the smallest of nikons 80-200mm

I know the difference betwee my 70-200mm VR1 and the 70-210mm in terms of sharpness, contrast and color and useability at 2.8..

thanks in advance..
sam

PS: i shoot both DX & FX if it matters..

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