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

Started Aug 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon 70-210mm f4-5.6D or 80-200mm f2.8D (Push Pull)
In reply to Windancer, Aug 17, 2012

thanks again...

the 70-300VR does not appeal much to me.. i don't need the 300mm reach which is also (the 300mm end) not very great IQ-wise on this lens.. plus it comes at a price ($$ & size) without being any faster than my 70-210mm .. the 80-200mm push pull is still faster and about one inch taller..

one thing about the push pull that made me consider it is the fact that it's the smallest of this line .. around 176mm, somehow in between 70-210 (109mm) and the 70-200mm VR (215mm)

i find the 180mm f2.8AF more of a specialty lens.. and i'm looking for a rather versatile walkaround tele option..

i think i'm OK the way i am.. and i appreciate your help with this..

for reference..
my gig bag has mainly 24-20/70-200

my walkaround is a combo of 17-35mm / 20mm / 28mm 1.8 / 50mm / 70-210mm D / and maybe an 85 1.8 (is usually lighter if i'm also pushing a stroller ..

above is shot with either D3 or D300..

thanks..

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