Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor Review Round-Up

nikon-80-200mm-f-28d-ed-af-nikkorIf you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Photo Zone

Despite its age the Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED is a great lens both mechanically as well as optically (assuming you can get a good sample). The resolution is on a very high level throughout the zoom range and neither distortions nor vignetting are big issues (on an APS-C DSLR). CAs can be visible at times but the problem isn’t overly pronounced. It is a joy to use this lens and the relatively large aperture provides some creative potential in the convenient package of a zoom. The comparatively low price tag is also a good argument to have a deeper look into this interesting option … unless, of course, you can afford the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR. … READ FULL REVIEW

Other Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor Reviews

SLR Gear

We were a little surprised to see the 80-200mm to be as soft as it was wide open at 200mm (a characteristic it shares with the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR optic), but at shorter focal lengths is quite sharp, and gets extremely sharp when you stop it down to f/4. Build quality and handling are excellent, making it easily worth it’s roughly $900 online price. (Keep your eyes peeled around holiday times too, this lens is one that Nikon seems to offer a rebate on almost annually.) All in all, a fine lens for anyone wanting a fast mid-range telephoto zoom for their Nikon-mount DSLR. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

The 80-200/2.8 is one of the joys of the Nikon system and is mandatory for any serious user. It is almost as sharp and contrasty as the Nikon prime lenses in the 80-200 range. The constant aperture makes it convenient to use with studio strobes. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

This is the best buy in 80-200 f/2.8 zooms going. It offers fantastic performance at about the same price as some people pay for used or garbage. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW


Because a fast telephoto zoom is the workhorse of many photographers, the AF-S 80-200m f/2.8D IF-ED especially should become a favorite with press, fashion, travel, and other outdoor photographers. Full compatibility with the AF-I tele-converters–a first for an AF Nikkor zoom–will offer a significant advantage. Anyone who doubts that zooms can match one of the top “prime” lenses should definitely try one of these new models for an eye opener. In terms of sharpness, resolution of intricate detail, snappy contrast, freedom from flare and aberrations, both are outstanding performers. Although the Silent Wave motor adds to the cost, it makes the lenses even more desirable. This technology will surely help photographers to increase their success ratio of sharply focused images, paying dividends that will justify the higher price. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. hi…here see u can help me with the lens
    24-120 nikon ?
    tkank u….

  2. i take some picture inside the mall.. i don’t know why
    the picture don’t have enough light or semething
    wrong..the picture the light is to low..
    thank you….

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