Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
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BY FAR this item exceeded my expectations!
16 September 2013
Summary: This lens said it was Like New-Used. It was basically NEW. There was no sign of wear & tear on the lens, it works perfectly. Also I was nervous about getting it in time for a photo shoot I had. I needed it in 2 weeks even though the shipping was expected for almost a month later. It came in a week and 3 days. I was blown away! I'm so happy with this lens and I would purchase lenses from this seller again in a heartbeat. Extremely Satisfied!
Summary: I love this lens. However, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed at first in its performance wide-open at 200mm. The difference in quality at 135mm @2.8 versus 200mm @ 2.8 is very noticeable even unzoomed on my camera monitor. Of course at f5.6 it is fantastic right through to 200. The bokeh at the long end is also decidedly ordinary.
Summary: So much has been written about the 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Zoom Nikkor Lens and Nikon pro zoom history by those who really know it, I won't add to that, but I can speak to what this lens brings to a former (and still current) DX shooter with VR telephotos, and to my expanding pro FX kit. The Nikon is a welcome add to my working D800 FX kit, which is mostly primes: 20mm F2.8 AF; 24mm F1.4; 50mm f1.8; 135mm f2.0 DC; and the underrated Tamron 180mm f3.5 Macro.
Summary: I've bought this lens at least 12-13 years ago and have taken 1,000's, and I mean 1,000's, of first quality pics (35mm and digital) with it. It's truly a beast and it has been trucked all over the world and has never failed me!
Summary: Lens performs excellently, in spite of screw drive focusing. An outstanding value if you can't afford the more expensive and newer SWM technology. Nice snappy performance, some torque as focus locks, but overall excellent image quality and built like professional lens should be—like a tank. The lens I received as disclosed by the seller had a crack in the A/M Focus ring. No effect on the usage or quality of the output has been detected.
Summary: This lens is great,, it is fast and sharp,, I loved the push and pull zoom,, although the lens is old,, but it was a new experience for me and loved it,, I can zoom in or out fast than a rotating ring,,, its only problems are it's weight and it does not have a tripod mount collar,,, otherwise it is a great lens for its price
Very important lens for de profesional photographer
11 June 2013
Summary: Nice lens.Este lente es muy importante para retratos,bodas,paisajes ,naturaleza y deporte.Exelente rendimiento.Recomendable para todo tipo de fotgrafias,un lente que no debe faltar a los fotografos profesionales.
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.