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Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF

Review Date: Apr 13, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $750.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Excellent optics, bokeh, sharpness, contrast, saturation.
Weight, tripod collar could be a tad better

This is lens is truly one of the better telezoom lenses I have ever used. Built is superb better than 70-200VR G lens if not faster. Optically it performs charmingly for all f stops. Wide open at 2.8 is a tad softer compared to 5.6f and above. The image and bokeh are nothing short of breath taking. I am glad i didn't prolong an extra step going with cheaper brands. Eventually if one takes photography seriously they will end up having one of these. This is a class performer and a bargain against the AFS version and VR 70-200.

cons: The addition of the tripod collar leaves little place for the fingers. The lens is abt 1.3kg can be tiring for long sessions. Can u imagine if u carried 85mm,105mm,180mm all in the same bag?