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wellsjt
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p.2 #1 · Which 70-200 for D800?


Peter Burian wrote:
Yes, but the 80-200mm is a very old lens. Autofocus is nowhere near as fast (not Silent Wave). See http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/124
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The 80-200mm lens does not have the AF-S (Silent Wave or ultrasonic) autofocus system. That's the primary problem with that old lens. It is nowhere near as fast to focus as the newer lenses with the AF-S motor. It's fine if shooting in a studio where quick autofocus is not essential, but for most types of outdoor photography, a lens with AF-S .... even the AF-S 70-300mm G zoom ... is definitely preferable.


If you're suggesting that AF-S lenses always focus faster than AF-D - that's incorrect. Some AF-D lenses focus faster than AF-S lenses. My 80-200 focuses very quickly on my D800.

Did you read the review at the link you provided? "Fast-focusing and able to really drop out the background with its wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, the 80-200 f/2.8 has long been a favorite of sports and nature shooters, but is a great choice for any Nikon shooter interested in a high-quality, wide-aperture telephoto zoom lens."

The 70-300G is not remotely in the same league as the 80-200.



Dec 12, 2012 at 04:41 AM
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p.2 #2 · Which 70-200 for D800?


I had the 70-200 VR II which I just sold and picked up the new 70-200 f4.

Fantastic lens and half the weight.

Mark



Dec 12, 2012 at 05:32 AM
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