A&P What a bargain!

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  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats actually a decent price. not great, but decent. i sold mine for 1150 + shipping. And mine didnt have a case or anything.
     
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    i've been seeing them on CL lately for 800-1000.

    70-200's are showing up for $1500 all day long
     
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    and :rofl: at his comment "some say it's sharper than the 70-200"
     
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    Are you sure you aren't seeing the AF-D version for $800? That price for the AF-S would be a steal. I'd swoop those up all day and flip them on FM for $400 profit.

    Many do feel that the AF-S is sharper than the 70-200 VR. Especially in the corners.
     
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    :werd: i was going to say i've heard a lot of people say this especially when using it with a full frame camera.
     
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    :rofl: at you not knowing what the fuck you're talking about.
     
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    incoming shit storm thread in...
     
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    Some, including myself. It is sharper on FX, and actually feel its a bit snappier to focus. Ive had them both, and the 80-200 AF-S is a well sought after lens. Alot of pros refused to let them go. They are a bit bigger and heavier than the 70-200 VR, but they are on par if not optically better than its older brother.

    /thread backfire.
     
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    What else is new.
     
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    seriously.
     
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    price is too damn steep, but then again i see them run from 700-1000max
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    not the AF-S version. you are seeing teh two ring AF-D versions. Huge difference
     
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    blow me tits mcgee

    and i have never heard these comments. every place i read about the 70-200, they call it the sharpest lens ever released by nikon
     
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    sorry man, ive had both and i can assure you my 70-200 is not as sharp as my copy of teh 80-200 AF-S in the corners. i would venture to say maybe teh 70-200 beats it in the center, but the difference is very slight
     
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    isn't that why they released the VRII for FX users?

     
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    yep, I think there are 3-4 different versions of this lens out there. One, I believe, is a push/pull too.
     
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    Maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. I don't think I'd be nearly as annoyed by all your posts on here if you didn't have such a strong opinion about shit that you clearly have no idea about. If you haven't used it, do us all a favor and refrain from commenting on it.

    For whatever it's worth, I've only owned 5 other Nikon lenses besides the 70-200, and 4 of them are sharper than the 70-200. (14-24, 24-70, 85 1.4, 105vr). People who say the 70-200 is the sharpest lens ever made by Nikon are just trying to make themselves feel better about their $1900 purchase.
     
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    thats actually a decent deal, he'd prob take 1200 ish for it.

    the 80-200 af-s is a champ. i love mine.
     
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    exactly, i own all of the lenses you just said and every one of them is sharper than the 2 70-200's ive rented and my friends that I have borrowed.

    also, my 400 is sharper but I think that goes without saying ;)
     
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    there's plenty of stuff i'll never use that i'll still a hold an opinion on

    and sorry i'll take the word of photography sites/sources over some OTAPers
     
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    k so i worded it wrong. telephoto... of course great primes will win hands down
     
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    400mm is a telephoto.
     
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    Holy fucking fail....


    The 80-200 AF-S is probably THE BEST non-prime telephoto Nikon has ever made.

    $1350 isn't bad at all for that lens.

    If you see one for $800, post a link. I'll buy it sight unseen.

    You're almost taking the fun out of fucking with you... It's getting too easy...
     
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    400 f/4?
     

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