70-200 or 80-200 owners

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I wanted to pick up something shorter and lighter for times when my 70-200 is inconvenient. Just wondering what others are using? Thanks.
 
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That depends. If you don't need wide-open, a 70-300VR is pretty nice. If you do need wide open, just pick a prime in the right focal length. You just have to think a bit about what you want to shoot.
 
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That depends. If you don't need wide-open, a 70-300VR is pretty nice. If you do need wide open, just pick a prime in the right focal length. You just have to think a bit about what you want to shoot.
That's the hard part. The 180 2.8 and 70-300vr are on the top of my list. Thanks.
 
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I carry the 85/1.4 when I leave the big boy at home. The 85/1.8 would work just as well (possibly better) as a short tele to carry with a wide zoom. The 17-55 and 85 work VERY well together for those times I *might* need some more length and adds very little weight to the bag. For more length, the 18-/2.8 would be perfect.

Phil
 
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I use AI-S (manual focus) primes: 85/1.4, 105/2.5 and 180/2.8, or a subset of those, if I know a bit about the shooting situation in advance. Those older lenses have the advantage of being smaller than their modern counterparts, espcially the 105! :smile:
 
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The main gear I use is, Tokina 12-24, Nikon 28-70 & 80-200. But if I want to just wander around with a really light weight camera/lens, I'll use my Nikon 28-200G as I find this very good from 28-55 (stopped down) but very sharp wide open above even at 200mm... Or if I don't need the long end I will use the 24-85G....
 
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I use the same lens as Wally. The 28-200G was the first lens I got after the initial kit. Bought it knowing from my P&S days that the 18-70 wasn't enough reach. It's still the lens I reach for when it's time for a light walk around situation. It and the 12-24 will cover most everything.
 
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id like to ask if the hood of 70-200mm will fit to 80-200mm? thanks
 

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