80-200 2.8 push pull.. Worth it?

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Mine is excellant. I wouldn't really upgrade even if I could. I have it on a D2h and it's fast to focus,and the image quality is on a par with anything I use. I think I paid about $450 for mine a couple of years ago and it was definitely not in what I would call pristine condition cosmetically. Mechanically it was and is perfect.
 
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I have the D version push pull currently and believe it to focus faster than the earlier version(owned one about fours years ago so I may be mistaken).

$350 is a good price for either. Great images. Great build.

Worth a look I say.
 
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it was too big for me and I struggled to get in focus shots handheld. I also do travel photography the most so my tripod is small and couldn't support the lens
 
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ahh sweet optically would it be in the same field as the 70-200 2.8?
yup. optically, they are superb.

the one and only downside of the push-pull, imho, is the lack of a tripod collar.

the AF isn't as snappy as the two touch D series and neither are as good as an AF-S in this regard.

but, unless your business is to shoot sport in low light, the older D series 80-200/2.8s are awesome.
 
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I do a lot of weddings, i would like something with VR because of the extended focal length but for 350 i don't think i could pass this up if it proves to be in good working order.
 
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After looking at the description, it would appear to be a good bargain. I still enjoy mine after 20 years!

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John
 
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at that price you can buy it and try it out and if you don't like you will still sell it and profit
 
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I love my 400.00 push pull.

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Yes it is big and heavy but the optics are great! I love my push-pull model and I cannot believe that one is being sold for only $350.00. I see ads for this lens at much higher prices and never for under $450.00. Don
 
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I am waiting on a response email, i feel this lens may have something wrong with it haha. I guess we will see!
 
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I have never done a used item transaction in which I didn't meet the seller in person and test out the product. Just sayin.
 
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ahh sweet optically would it be in the same field as the 70-200 2.8?
Yes and no. In the corners, both 70-200 f/2.8's are far superior. As far as AF both 70-200's are in a different league, in low light the 70-200 will lock on focus better and hunt alot less, not to mention AF speed. Supposedly all versions (at least I think all versions) of the 80-200 are a little soft at 200mm. I have never noticed this on mine.

In the middle of the frame where it counts the 80-200 is certainly in the same league as the 70-200.

Yes, IMHO for $350 you can't go wrong.
 
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