Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
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outstanding image quality and great value for the cost
5 January 2014
Summary: My Nikon 70-210 lens failed and I needed a quick replacement that could do the same job. This lens is all thata and more. It produces the same razor sharp focus with only a minor lose of zoom range. While it doesn't have some of the additional VR features of the 70-210, the lens is perfect for most shooting situations. The large price difference between the lens marks this a top dollar value.
Summary: Iu2019ve been with Nikon gear since 1993 and my u201cmayoru201d fist buy was the older version of this lens (the push-pull barrel with no tripod mount). I start with this comment because this version corrects almost all the disadvantages of its predecessor. The u201cslowu201d barrel motion to get the correct focal distance and the BIG issue that you need to buy a u201ccradleu201d to hold the lens to a camera in order to put both together mounted in a tripod.
Best zoom whenever you have a choice - works with D3 and D7000 cameras
20 December 2013
Summary: Great lens. Check Rockwell review site. Make certain one has a protective filter always on the lens and get a lens hood - does not come with a hood. No exterior air and dust ever moves through the lens like the newer lenses. Metal construction and fast autofocus - also check Nikon USA site for compatible teleconverters and cameras - then no problems.
Ok lens, terrible for macro work on new Nikon bodies
5 May 2013
Summary: I purchased this lens based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has received. I was eager to use this lens with my D600 and was particularly looking forward to the macro aspects of this lens. I was extremely disappointed with performance and picture quality with all the close-up images. There is a serious back-focus problem with this lens and the newer Nikon camera bodies. For all macro and close shots the lens focuses about 2.5cm behind the object in focus.
Summary: I have used this lens for 5 years for thousands of shots, primarily at soccer games. It is built like a tank, optically excellent and great value. For sports VR doesn't help so for me the choice was easy beween the newer 70-200 VR and the 80-200. I have used this lens on a D200 and now on a D7000 and in both cases focus is fast and precise despite the 'old' screw drive focus.
Great Lens, Great Price. Sharp Images. I enjoy this lens.
2 January 2013
Summary: My old Nikon 80-200, 2.8 is a great lens. It provides a sharp image even at a wide open aperture. In lower light conditions like indoor venues, or evening sports events this lens is fast enough to allow for quicker shutter speeds when compared to standard consumer lenses. The auto focus is a little slower than the newer pro lenses (the ones that cost a thousand dollars more), but it is still quick enough for me.
Summary: What a strong lens,........I have several Nikon lenses,all very fine. But this baby is perfect for my D700.I feel it has substance,some may call it heavy..I do not. It is wel balanced,focuses faster than all my lenses...and is razor sharp...Do not hesitate to purchase this lens....
Summary: I use the AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D to take professional headshots for actors. The telephoto elements can blur the background and help separate the person from the environment. The focus, resolution is very sharp. The lens I got has quick AF movement. In the manual settings, the focus has a smooth, even movement. This is a professional lens with a constant aperture throughout the focal range. It is also big and heavy, so is not for everyone.
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor review by dugong5pm
12 October 2012
Summary: this is the "budget" pro-telezoom. one of the best indeed. The first thing that crossed your mind will be the build quality of the lens. The lens is a solid metal, that looks like a real pro lens. The design is so simple and very comfortable to use. Image quality, as expected from a pro lens, is great. It's sharp wide open, and even do better if you stoppedi it down a bit. Bokeh produced are nice & smooth. This lens is a must have if you shoot actions and on a budget.
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor review by Yucel
28 August 2012
Summary: The barrel of this lens is like a tank, overall. What I say below does not impact my overall confidence in the build quality of this lens. The 80-200 is smaller and lighter and much less $ than the 70-200 VR2. The images it takes are almost as good at the 70-200, if you shoot in ways that can't use VR... and the 80-200 lacks VR. Me, I like VR...
Pros: Inexpensive Pro Quality Zoom, Strong Exterior Build
Cons: No VR, Manual Focus may require small easy repair