Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Telephoto zoom lens | Nikon F (DX), Nikon F (FX)
KC Davis
 
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Rented a used copy for the weekend as I'm looking for a replacement from my Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM which is actually a pretty good lens in and of itself. Prior to renting this lens I thought the Sigma was a bit slow but it actually isn't. My issue with the Sigma is its size and I wanted a quality 200 mm lens at an affordable price. As far as image quality is concerned, the Nikon wins out. In my humble, un-professional opinion it is slightly sharper and produces better color and ...

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inlawbiker
 
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Truth be told I haven't owned a ton of lenses and this is my first "pro" lens.  I looked at the 70-200 VR1, and 80-200 AF-S lenses first because I couldn't justify the 70-200 VR2 price for my amateur needs.  The least expensive sports zoom is the lens and I am so glad I bought it. This lens is sharp and brilliant at any zoom length, any aperture.  Even wide open shots are sharp and crisp.  Focus tracking and speed are very fast on my D7000.  After using this lens for a while every other lens ...

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This is an outstanding lens, and even better if you can find one used in decent shape. I bought mine used twelve years ago for $900, which was about 2/3 the cost of a new one at the time. Over the years, I sent it out twice to Nikon Canada for repairs to the dreaded "broken A/M switch" and a general CLA, each time costing me $200 dollars. I sold it early this year for $700 (to "update" to the VRII) -- total investment, $600. That's not bad at all, considering that I must have shot well over ...

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This lens is quite possibly the best deal you can get in a pro lens. It's [relatively] sharp, fast, accurate, and unlike so many lenses out there, it's built to last. I bought mine a year ago because I couldn't justify the $2300 the new 70-200mm f/2.8 costs. For $1100, I think this lens is a steal. There's a reason Nikon has been producing this particular lens since 1997. People love it. The front element is recessed enough that, unless you bump it into a corner or something that protrudes, ...

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good lens! fast AF! built like tank!

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Rides2007Harley
 
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This lens features old technology that still works and works well. I purchased this lens for my D7000. It is everything that I had hoped for and more. The lens is crisp at any aperature and focal length. The focus speed on the D7000 is fast and tracks well on moving objects. I seriously considered the 70-200 II with vibration reduction but the cost is over double the price of this lens. For me, my main objective is to use this lens for wildlife, sports and car racing. For moving objects the ...

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Guidenet
 
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This is the older pro-level glass prior to the new 80-200 f/2.8 AFS and the two 70-200 f/2.8 Vrs. Personally, I think the 80-200 AFS and the newest 70-200 might have a very slight edge in optics while the first 70-200 is about the same. The nice thing is that if you don't need or want VR, you're not paying for it with this lens. This 80-200 f/2.8 AFD has a wonderful history at producing superb shots from 80mm all the way to 200mm. If it didn't, it would not have stood the test of time in the ...

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Very sharp through to 150mm on my D700. After that the results are not sharp at any aperture. At 200mm my old 70-210 is much sharper. Given I wanted this lens for using at 200mm I returned it. Another copy of the same lens gave the same results. Tested on my D90 and again not sharp at the long end.

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AustinDB
 
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This is a wonderfully sharp lens with excellent color and contrast. Image quality is great, especially on my D700 with an FX sensor. One drawback is the lack of internal focus motor, but if you want such a feature simply buy the 70-200VRII or similar lens. In 7 years this lens hasn't done me wrong. Im giving it 4.5 stars because i know the newer VRII has a little bit better optics.

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