A&P So I went out to buy an 80-200mm 2.8...

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  1. Professor Chaos

    Professor Chaos New Member

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    and came back with some delicious milk! :drool:

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    Picked this bad boy up for $700 used and it's in mint condition :bowdown:
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    is that a UV filter for your LCD screen?
     
  3. Professor Chaos

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    You can't read a histogram properly without a UV filter on your LCD screen!
     
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    nice choice, is it the AFS version
     
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    It's the 2 ring version of the AF-D. The AF seems to be pretty fast but i'll put it to the test tonight at a hockey game.
     
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    oh god lets not have another UV-filter thread
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    can anyone summarize the 80-200 for nikons? aren't there like 6 diff versions?
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    3, actually...

    80-200mm 2.8 'push/pull' model - Same optics as other two, just zoom in and out by pushing and pulling the lens instead of rotating. AF is slow as shit, but you can usually find them ~$500, so it's a cheap, sharp f2.8 zoom.

    80-200mm 2.8 'double ring' AF-D version. Great optics, AF-D focus motor, so it's about 150x faster than the push pull, but not great by today's standards... zooms by turning the ring like all other nikons...

    80-200mm 2.8 AF-S. Pretty much the double ring version with a super fast AF-S motor in it. Awesome. The pinnacle of the 80-200's. MUCH rarer than the AF-D
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    thx for summary
     
  10. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    I think that's the one I used at BC. It worked pretty damn good for hockey.
     
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    Did you turn the bottle of ketchup and mustard around so that the brand names are not shown, in case they sue you?
     
  12. Professor Chaos

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    The only name brand I'm concerned with is NIKON :mamoru:

    It worked great for me at the Bulldogs game this weekend! :bigthumb:

    Have we had a thread about putting UV filters on our LCD screens?
     
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    The AF-S version is much harder to find and usually runs another $200-250 more than the AF-D model. I haven't had much experience with this lens but for my amateur purposes the AF worked great and was as fast and accurate as I needed it to be.

    If you're getting paid for your shots or have the extra cash you might want to opt for the AF-S otherwise I'd say go with the AF-D and upgrade down the road to the 70-200 if you outgrow the 80-200.
     

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