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The Nikon ED AF-Southward Nikkor 80-200mm 1:ii.8D is a professional person fast telephoto zoom lens for Nikon full-frame cameras. The Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor eighty-200mm 1: 2.8D has a gold ring near the front end lens – a sign of loftier quality for Nikon lenses. Of course, the lens is fabricated in Japan. When using the lens on Nikon DX cameras EGF lens volition exist 120-300mm.
The Nikon ED AF-S version of the Nikkor 80-200mm one: 2.8D is sometimes called the Nikon eighty-200 / 2.viii
MK IVsince this is the fourth Nikon autofocus lens of the 80-200 / 2.8 class.
A complete and authentic list of all Nikkon Nikkor grade 70 (80) -200 / two.viii autofocus professional lenses:
- Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm one: 2.8 (MKI) – November 1987 to September 1992, 16 elements in eleven groups (with iii ED elements)
- Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII) – from September 1992 to 1997, 16 elements in eleven groups (with 3 ED elements)
- Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKIII) – January 1997 to present, sixteen elements in eleven groups (with 3 ED elements)
- Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor eighty-200mm 1: 2.8D Silent Wave Motor (MKIV, AF-Southward) – from December 1998 to 2003, 18 elements in fourteen groups (with 5 ED elements). There are ii colors: black and grey.
- Nikon ED AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm one: ii.8G Vibration Reduction SWM IF (MKV, VRI) from February 2003 to January 2009, 21 elements in xv groups (with 5 ED elements). There are 2 colors: black and greyness.
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm ane: 2.8GII ED North VR Nano Crystal Glaze SWM IF (MKVI, VRII) – July 2009 to present, 21 elements in sixteen groups (with vii ED elements).
- Nikon AF-Southward Nikkor lxx-200mm i: 2.8E FL ED N VR Nano Crystal Coat (MKVII, E) – from Oct 2016 to the nowadays, 22 elements in 18 groups (half-dozen ED, 1 FL, 1 HRI element). In that location is a rare subversion Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 2.8E FL ED Due north VR Nano Crystal Coat Nikon 100th Anniversary (100th Ceremony) – April 2017 to present, features a metallic gray finish with the Nikon 100th Anniversary logo).
- Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm one: 2.eight VR Southward (MK VIII, Z, S-series) – from January 2020 to the present day. Nikon Z mirrorless version, 21 elements in 18 groups (half-dozen ED, ii ASP, 1 FL, 1 SR)
It is said that no more than than 73.000 copies were produced. The Nikon ED AF-South Nikkor lxxx-200mm ane: 2.8D was replaced in 2003 past the 70-200mm f / 2.8G AF-S ED-IF VR. The Nikon ED AF-South Nikkor eighty-200mm 1: 2.8D is the showtime lens in the 80-200 \ two.8 grade with a built-in focus motor (AF-S SWM). Some believe that this model was non fully developed and has a number of problems, therefore it was stopped to be produced, but the older, successful model Nikon 80-200mm f / 2.8D ED AF Nikkor (MKIII) released so far. NHHC made a terrible review about this lens (y’all can see here) Personally, I did not find any flaws in my copy, or whatsoever serious flaws in the prototype quality.
The lens was produced from December 1998 to 2003, it can be found in two versions – black (Black) and white or gray (grayness) This review presents just a rare gray version of Nikon ED AF-South Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D. The gray and black versions of the lenses differ only in trunk color, optically and mechanically they are completely identical, although it is rumored that the gray versions are better.
The optical scheme includes 18 elements in xiv groups, and this is the first new optical scheme in the lenses of the fourscore-200 \ 2.8 line, before that all MKI, MKII, MKIII versions had the aforementioned optical scheme with 16 elements in 11 groups. As well, the optical design of the monster Nikkor AF-South fourscore-200mm f / 2.8 IF-ED includes every bit much
Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm one: ii.8D has a very convenient focus ring. On the lens nigh the front end lens is
focusing with a mark for 80mm infrared shift. The ring in transmission focus way rotates approximately 120 degrees from infinity to 1.5 meters. In that location is a focus manner switch on the lens, ii modes are available
‘M / A’ and ‘M’. Yous can read more well-nigh Thousand / A mode here. You lot can also discover on the lens
focus end… The limiter tin be in the ‘Total’ and ‘infinity-ii.5m’ positions. In the first mode, the lens focuses from infinity to MDF, and in the 2d style, from infinity to ii.five meters.
Please annotation that with manual focusing, the limiter does not piece of work, manually you can always focus from infinity to one.5 meters. As well, there is an area with 3 special buttons between the focus ring and the zoom ring.
automatic focus when you lot click on any of them, sometimes it is very convenient to utilize instead of a button ‘AF-50 / AE-L’located on the camera body.
Auto focus is fast at any limiter position. At 80mm focal length, the lens focuses a piffling faster than at 200mm focal length. Auto focus is quite quiet. It is very prissy that the Nikon ED AF-South Nikkor eighty-200mm 1: 2.8D has
internal focus and internal zoom. When focusing and when zooming, the lens in general
does not alter its size, as well, when focusing and zooming, the rear lens remains stationary. Motorcar focus with this lens will work on all the fundamental control rooms Nikon.
The lens has a tripod socket,
tripod foot socket (collar) can exist removed. The lens uses ‘professional’ diameter filters at
77mm… In full general, the lens is very heavy, Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D weighs
without a tripod socket.
Included with the lens is a huge awesome
Hood HB-17. The hood tin can be worn backwards, and access to the focusing band will exist lost, and it will be difficult to zoom. Also included is a very pretty
to ship the lens.
the lens has an discontinuity command ring. In order for the lens to start working unremarkably on modern CZKs, you lot need to gear up the f / 22 value on the lens and snap a special switch near the aperture command ring. Later on such a manipulation, it will be possible to control the diaphragm from the camera itself, in more particular in the section on Non-G blazon lens.
The diaphragm device itself has 9 rounded lobes.
Sample photos onNikon ED AF-Due south Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (gray)
and total frame
photo without processing. All photos in the gallery below were taken with a lensNikon ED AF-S Nikkor fourscore-200mm i: 2.8D (gray, MK4)
and cameras Nikon D700, RAW, NL snapshot management mode, converted to JPEG using VinewNX two with automated detection BB (Summate Automaticaly), reduced size to 3MP and imprinted data from EXIF.
My experience of using:
Equally far as I know, the Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm one: 2.8D has no dust or wet protection. In full general, this is a very high quality lens. I liked information technology very much. Image quality is at a very high level, at least in the copy I got for this review. In full general, when I prepared a 3MP photograph for the site (reduced the size), the sharpness turned out to be merely crazy. The grayness version of the lens looks quite unusual on the photographic camera, somewhat reminiscent of the Canon L series lenses that I often see on my colleagues.
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Nikon ED AF-Due south Nikkor 80-200mm one: 2.8D
– a gorgeous high-aperture telephoto zoom, perfect for reportage, wedding photography. Tin can serve as an first-class portrait lens. Has very fast autofocus and good paradigm quality. I liked this model much more than its predecessor. Nikon ED fourscore-200mm f / 2.8D AF Nikkor (MKIII).
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