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Old Aug 10, 2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

I just added a mint Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED to go with my other lenses and D3.

How many here have this lens... I sure like it.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 9:11 AM   #2
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One of the best non-VR lens available. I shoot portrait shots with it.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 4:18 PM   #3
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Congrats! I've heard good things. I don't know if Nikon has ever made a bad lens though in the 80-200/70-200 2.8 series.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 6:25 AM   #4
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Don't sound like very many here have this lens...
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I have the 70-200 VRII. Absolutely love it. I'm sure the 80-200 is very satisfying as well. I had the 70-200 VRI before and wasn't totally satisfied with the VR. I like my VR!

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 8:33 AM   #6
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Anybody have the Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8
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NOW THAT you have the lens over 6 months are still happy or would you like something with vr? Found any short falls.
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NOW THAT you have the lens over 6 months are still happy or would you like something with vr? Found any short falls.
If that was directed at me, yes I'm happy with the lens. I use a monopod a lot for low light pictures so that takes care of not having VR. Also with the D3, I can easily bump up the ISO if I need to. Plus, I don't like shooting wide open or stopped all the way down. I tend to stay in the f 8-16 range. Of course there are times for f22 or f2.8 too.
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I have read that the 'two ring' 80-200 is better than the push pull - mostly because it's faster focusing, but there's a weakness in the design where the auto/manual focus switch breaks. Am considering the two ring version if I can find the right deal. The two ring version seems to go for around $600+ on ebay, but still not sure I want to buy a used lens instead of saving for the newest Tamron 70-200 2.8 that has VC and is almost a grand less than the Nikon VRII. I would be using the lens mostly for sports, or an occasional portrait.
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but there's a weakness in the design where the auto/manual focus switch breaks.
Funny you should mention that... my auto/manual focus switch quit working a few months ago. I haven't sent it in to be fixed yet as I use the lens too much.
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