Old Nikon zoom of any digital use?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Questions thread
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Richard Biffl
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good lens
In reply to kiwigirl, Jan 27, 2013

The 80-200mm/4 is a good lens, and you are lucky to have one in fine condition. Ken Rockwell  calls it "the best manual focus, general purpose telephoto zoom ever made by Nikon." There is more information on mir.com. A notable feature of the lens is its constant maximum aperture, giving f/4 through the lens's entire zoom range.

I had both the manual focus and auto focus versions of this lens, and sold the MF many years ago because I considered it redundant. Doh! I didn't foresee switching from Nikon to Olympus and wanting MF. Now I've sold my AF Nikkors and I wish I still had the MF 80-200.

Olympus's in-body stabilization is ideal for a long, legacy lens such as the 80-200. Panasonic and Nikon users would need decent lighting or a tripod, but it's still valuable glass.

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