great lens with fewer drawbacks than expected

Started 3 months ago | User reviews thread
OP dko22 Contributing Member • Posts: 936
Re: too bad you don't have the one-ring


In the manual focus world, the one-ring 80-200 (in my opinion) rules supreme. It takes skill, but a lot of people used to be very skilled at manual focus tracking. The one ring allows you to focus and zoom at the same time, plus has a really silky manual focus feel.

I have the first D version which is push-pull one ring. I will probably have a go at MF focus tracking in fact before long because, as you say, people used to be able to do it providing something's not changing straight at you and it could be an enjoyable challenge. In general, though I'm a landscape with some portrait photographer so I don't actually need the lens to be good for tracking

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Sigma DP2 Merrill Nikon Z6 Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Irix 15mm F2.4 Nikon AP-F 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E +3 more
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