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My 80-200 D does the same thing at close range. I've read about others having the same experience. I did not buy the lens to shoot at such close ranges so it's not really a problem for me. I think if you search for 80-200 2.8 threads you will find quite a bit of conversation about this topic.
I have not followed PC technology much lately, so I am wondering if this setup would be...
I picked up my 35-70 2.8 D from KEH as a BGN item. It's got a few marks and it's clearly not a new lens, but it certainly qualifies as a true bargain..as they state.
Also picked up my 80-200 2.8 D from them as an EX I recall. That lens appears to be new.
I have the push pull 80-200 2.8 D. You will be giving up separate zoom/focus rings, an integral tripod mounting foot, and potentially faster focusing. Optically and quality wise, you will sacrifice nothing.
Thanks. I tend to stop it down to f4 and leave it there, but will occasionally shoot at larger apertures. The second shot from the bottom in the first post is wide open for instance. I suspect you will like it a lot.
I have that lens on a D80. The slow focus claims are a little overstated IMHO. It focuses plenty fast to follow action from any reasonable distance. If you are doing weddings and fashion, it's not even an issue obviously.
It's a sharp lens and the bokeh is very sweet.
No complaints here with a D80 and 80-200 2.8 D Push Pull combo. As stated before, from minimum to maximum focus distance it's a bit pokey but for tracking subjects on the move, it works well. I generally use mine for swimming but this weekend was tracking some kids running around a park and...
I gave the program 20 minutes to load thumbs or whatever else it felt like doing. Even after that, it continued to consume about 70% of my processor power. This is really irking me because I want to use the program, but clearly it's just not useable this way. Any other ideas?
It must be a real crown jewel at that price. I'm guessing it's either UGLY rated or it has some sort of damage making it far less desirable. Or, maybe it's a steal (probably not though :smile: ).
I paid $550.00 for my EX rated 80-200 2.8 D push pull with caps and hood. If the two rings...
I have installed View NX a few times over the past few months and each time I use it, it bogs down my processor and renders the program virtually useless. Inevitably, I wind up uninstalling the program out of frustration. I got to thinking the other day that perhaps the program is trying to...
It has to cost them more money to fix/adjust all of these lenses after the fact, than it would to simply set them up correctly from the get go. For sure, they would have a much better image with the photographically inclined public.
I've never seen anybody buy so many high dollar lenses in such a short period of time.
As for what to tell your wife, tell her it's better than spending the money on drugs and liquor. Also, tell her what motel you will be checking into, just in case she decides to let you back in. :)
Thank you. I've been very satisfied with my 70-300 VR.
I do live there. The beaches of Carmel or Monterey, the Laguna Seca Raceway, Carmel Valley are all within a 20 to 30 minute drive. Makes for some very convenient photo opportunities when I find the inspiration to make some new wallpaper...