80-200 (push-pull) 2.8 AF Nikkor lens. Questions.

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80-200 (push-pull) 2.8 AF Nikkor lens. Questions.
Feb 28, 2013

I just acquired an old 80-200 AF lens from my brother.  It did not come with a lens shade or a tripod mount.  Has anyone using this lens found a good shade and did Nikon ever make a tripod mount for this lens?  It is just too big for me to handhold and I prefer to mount the lens to the tripod rather than the camera.  I bought a shade that was supposed to be for this lens but it is a bayonet shade and doesn't fit on this older lens.  I guess it has to be a screw on shade.  Also, is this supposed to be a good lens for digital considering it was made for film?  It has no stability control and I am wondering if I would be better off getting a Sigma or Tamron with stability control or even a Nikon F4 80-200?

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