Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (FX) mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8D ED lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| Tripod Collar
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED has a maximum diameter of 87mm and total length of 187mm. It weighs 1300g / 45.9 oz.
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED has a filter thread of 77mm.
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED has a focal range of 80-200mm and 2.5X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 120 - 300mm.
With a total length of 187mm and a weight of 1300g, the Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR in Nikon F (FX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 80mm all the way to the 200mm .
Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 11 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 ED glass elements.
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