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marokero Jun 16, 2002 12:50 AM

diff. btwn 80-200 f2.8 ED and 80-200 f2.8 ED-IF AF-S
 
I know they have similar focal lengths, and that the AF-S adds ultrasonic motors to assist focus and two extra ED elements in the construction. How do they differ in image clarity and sharpness? And does the regular 80-200 f2.8 have a fixed filter end, meaning it doesn't rotate when zooming or focusing? My Nikon brochure wasn't clear on that issue.

Jorge Li Jun 16, 2002 1:14 AM

Nikkor 80-200
 
Alberto: On the regular 80-200 the filter is mounted on the front of the lens barrel , the focusing group goes behind it.
Jorge

scorpio_fish Jun 20, 2002 1:35 PM

AF-S is much faster focusing. Important if you are doing sports photography. Obviously, it costs a lot more is a little heavier.

Some judge the AF-S version as being sharper, although the non-AFS version is a very sharp lens. I own the non-AFS version.

The current version of the 80-200mm AF-D2.8 IF ED does not rotate when zooming or focusing. Be aware that if you buy used, there are about 3 generations of this lens (meaining 80-200mm 2.8).

Aitor Jul 23, 2002 11:26 AM

Be aware that if you buy used, there are about 3 generations of this lens (meaining 80-200mm 2.8)

Hi,
Are any difference between those non-AFS ?
best
Aitor

Michael Fung Aug 8, 2002 9:28 PM

Mind you there is a new 70-200 f/2.8G lens coming out which is not available yet.

This zoom lens should be more superior than the other two 80-200. It gots ED glasses, SWM motor and most important of all, Vibration Reduction function.

Of course, it will be the most expansive amongst the three lenses. I am looking forward to it.

The Japanese website has no information of its price and available date yet.

Michael

[Edited on 8-9-2002 by Michael Fung]

Brenner Aug 11, 2002 4:51 PM

70-200 coming soon!!
 
The new Nikon AF-S VR 70-200/f2.8D ED will be on show at Photokina Germany by the end of next month and start selling by Dec 2002/Jan 2003. Looks like the price tag will be around $1800-$1900 in the U.S


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