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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 80 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 30.2 - 12.3 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 5.9
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 16 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 187 x 87 mm
Weight 1300 g
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Average rating (14 owners reviews)
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4.67 Good
Owners reviews (14)
  1. StonehamMel
    StonehamMel 14 January 2017, 12:49
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    IP 73.114.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: USD 600
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy and physically big - no compromise for weight to size. Not by any means an "amateur" lens - this was and is a stable Nikkor-mount photojournalism lens designed to take a beating.

    Pros: Extremely sharp, even wide open across its whole range. By f4, 200mm is really spectacular - or frame-filling portraits, it's almost too sharp for most faces - will reveal every pore, micro-acne scar and facial fuzz. While focus may not be as fast as the most modern lenses, it is fast enough to track college football when shot from the sidelines. It survived being hit by two 200-plus pound linemen with just a minor mount twisting that cost less than $300 to replace.

    Summary: Today, I use this lens on a Sony A7II focused with the new TechArt Pro autofocus adapter, using a Leicaist Nikkor-to-M adapter. I just shot the speakers and students at an international symposium, both hand-holding and with a monopod - all at f2.8-f4, and missed no shots over 2 days. This is a workhorse lens, not some prissy amateur walk-around variable-aperture plastic lightweight. You carry this to an assignment, shoot it, and put it back in your trunk - knowing your shots will all be sharp and contrasty.

  2. Propagandalf
    Propagandalf 15 August 2012, 14:42
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    IP 80.149.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 320 Euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - heavy!

    Pros: - optical quality! It is damn sharp - has a great Bokeh - f/2.8

    Summary: I bought it together with a tripod adaptor, so now I can use this lens for almost any purpose. It sure is heavy, but it delivers great quality. The quality at f/2.8 is good and it gets even better when you stop it down.

  3. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 25 December 2011, 20:53
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 650€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow AF on non-pro bodies. No VR. Heavy.

    Pros: Great image quality, fast aperture. Good bokeh for portrait use. Low cost compared to newer lenses (still available new).

    Summary: A great lens if you have a pro-body, for half the price of a 70-200 AFS.

  4. Zlodei-2
    Zlodei-2 18 December 2011, 19:59
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    IP 109.74.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 2000
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: normal

    Pros: super optical quality!

    Summary: Very Very Great lens!

  5. fbuis
    fbuis 3 November 2011, 19:35
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    IP 88.164.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: €690
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy - no VR in low light.

    Pros: Very good IQ, fast AF on D90 and D7000 bodies.

    Summary: An excellent zoom lens, could use with Kenko TC Teleplus Pro DGX.

  6. friedbrains
    friedbrains 2 November 2011, 17:20
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    IP 217.164.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: U$945
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy

    Pros: built like a tank, IQ is great!

    Summary: Using D7000 and the AF is not that slow almost as fast as my 18-200 VRII.

  7. gz
    gz 13 June 2011, 04:09
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    IP 182.4.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $ 850
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: soft image, slow af

    Pros: none

    Summary: slow af

  8. Alesh
    Alesh 31 March 2011, 17:45
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    IP 213.220.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $1000
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: No VR & HSM, is not compatibile with TC, simply designed hood

    Pros: Build & optical quality, Full frame lens

    Summary: Very good lens!

  9. JCEfoto
    JCEfoto 30 March 2011, 13:51
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    IP 190.79.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $900
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Heavy.

    Pros: Sharp, focus, 2.8 aperture, fantastic bokeh, great compression. price/value relationship. built like a tank.

    Summary: excellent lens for portraits, as sharp as the most expensive glass out there and half the price. build to last.

  10. 3fon
    3fon 1 August 2010, 02:47
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    IP 89.210.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 600e
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: very heavy,F is kind of slow

    Pros: Excellent optical performance .Excellent lens for portrait

    Summary: Great lens

  11. Daniel
    Daniel 27 July 2010, 04:44
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    IP 187.105.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: $600
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very very heavy. It is difficult to take sharp images due to the constant shaking, a result of having to deal with the massive1.3kg. The AF is not as fast as the one bundled with AF-S lenses but it is enough to me (not a sport or bird shooter). The focus limiter button popped out during the use, it turned out that nikon does not use screws to fixate them, they use glue!! My specimen has a huge amount of lateral CAs, I think that it is a flaw of my lens (only).

    Pros: Excelent sharpness in the center, very good in the borders, f/2.8 alows good use of DOF. Very Good metal construction (the apperture ring, in my opinion, could be made of metal instead of a cheap looking plastic).

    Summary: Very good quality/price ratio, top quality image, good construction but dificult to use due to the massive weight.

  12. Airy
    Airy 15 May 2010, 21:12
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    IP 80.119.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: (bought it
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: very heavy. "Pump" model cannot receive tripod collar. AF (on pump model) is not very fast, and a bit noisy.

    Pros: Fast lens, very high optical quality at least in 80-135mm range, a bit less, maybe, under certain conditions (200mm, corners at short distance) but still very good. Excellent lens for portrait (good "bokeh"). Maybe the sharpest lens I have ever experienced around 135mm.

    Summary: I have bought the "pump" zoom version (older, same optical formula). Looks like new - and indestructible. My favorite portrait lens, also good at many other things.

  13. Lardinio
    Lardinio 31 March 2010, 18:48
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    IP 193.34.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: £560
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: AF's not a rocket ship, but on a D300 no slouch either! That's all mind.

    Pros: Lovely optics, build quality.

    Summary: Love this lens, sharp @ f/2.8, great bokeh, accurate AF. Great value. Would love the AF-S version which is meant to be better but cannot justify the significant additional investment for just faster AF.

  14. Swebichon
    Swebichon 5 October 2009, 08:34
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    IP 194.47.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $700
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: AF is kind of slow. Would be nice with the AF-S version

    Pros: Excellent optical performance and build quality. Nice and creamy bokeh

    Summary: Great lens that could be a bargain if you find a good sample as second-hand.

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