Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
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Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D AF Lens
The Digital Picture
3 April 2008
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D AF Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Conclusion: We praised the Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 so we should certainly praise the Nikkor 80-200 mm, which, in our opinion, received somewhat better results. Its picture resolution is a bit better, especially at the edges of the frame; it corrects the coma much better and has smaller vignetting. The Sigma is, however, better at astigmatism correction, has a longer guarantee period and, of course, a lower price. I think that the choice is pretty hard.
Cons: slightly less sharp at maximum aperture, visible astigmatism