How important is the D?

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Zlik
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Re: How important is the D?
In reply to JVPhotography, Jun 4, 2013

JVPhotography wrote:

I'm considering buying a non D lens but will shoot matrix metering and flash with it almost 100% of the time.

Is this a bad idea?

I have compared the 80-200/2.8 AF non-D vs the D version, with and without flash, with various subjects. I literally saw 0 difference in focus accuracy  (other than the D being a little faster thanks to a slight mechanical update), metering, and flash exposure. Don't worry about going with non-D lenses.

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