Nikon 80-200mm Af-D 2 ring Softness

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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zigge Contributing Member • Posts: 748
Nikon 80-200mm Af-D 2 ring Softness

Hey there,

Recently bought the 80-200mm instead of the 180 wich i also had been looking at.

I really like the colors and build of the lens, and it's pretty much perfekt from 80 to 140mm, but from there on it keeps getting softer and softer especially at 200mm 2.8. Is this normal or can it be fixed? I think it's quite bad at 200mm, mostly when i use it close up, it's alot better shooting further away.

Does anyone have a 80-200mm that is sharp at 200mm 2.8 ?

Heres a few samples.

 zigge's gear list:zigge's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
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