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Did I do o.k. ?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by tech1961, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    I had the day off and I went to a local camera shop to look around. The one guy that I have always dealt with said he had just received a used lens and it was a nikkor 80-200 2.8 push pull. I looked it over and found this thing to be in pristine condition with the case,hood and uv filter. He had it listed for $550.00 I offered him $450.00 cash and he went with the deal. This is a buisness that has been around for over 30 yrs. I also got a 30 day gaurantee with it. Does this sound like a decent deal ? I took a few quick pictures with my D80 to post. Any input or thoughts welcome. Thanks Jimmy

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  2. Zachs


    Feb 25, 2006
    Great deal to me! That lens is SHARP. Good job. The AFD 2 touch would have ran you at least 600
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Great deal Jimmy! The 1touch lenses of yore are still excellent performers, as your test photos show.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Super images
    Good control of the white(highlights)
  5. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    really sharp lens I must say
    great purchase and images
  6. That's a winner deal

  7. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Thanks for all the great replies. I felt like the place where I bought it wouldn't do me wrong. I am just an amateur at this and it is the first time I purchased a used lens. Thanks again. Jimmy
  8. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Thats too funny Ed. I know what you mean about locking up the wallet.
  9. Any deal where the buyer and seller are happy is a good deal.

    Enjoy your new toy!
  10. JohnMueller

    JohnMueller Guest

    I think for a 2.8 lens in that range you got yourself a real deal. Push/pull all you want. And have fun.
  11. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    the old one rings are bringin $500-550 here so i'd say u gotta deal ...;-))
  12. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Thanks for posting these. It one of the lenses I've been curious about myself. It is very sharp. This lens as used is more than $750 in Denmark. What about AF speed?.

    Great shots.
  13. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    Great deal on a very nice lens. Pretty sharp at 2.8, and very sharp from 3.2 upwards. The one thing you need to be careful with is CA, but it's certainly not unreasonable for an older lens like this one. Enjoy.
  14. This is a reputedly excellent lens. You had an excellent deal also - winner all the way!
  15. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Thanks everyone I feel pretty good about this purchase now that I have taken some more pictures with it. The af speed seems to be pretty good so far Torben.
  16. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    One more question

    Can I use any teleconverters with this lens, if so which ones do you recommend.
  17. I suggest the Kenko Pro 300 1.4
    It is of good quality and your lens will auto focus with it.
  18. That was a good deal! The photos are very sharp and the colors are great too.
  19. I second Edwards problem. My 80-200 AF-S is causing a great deal of future problems for my bank account. Consumer grade lenses just won't do anymore!
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