My "new" 80-200mm f2.8

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I recently bought an absolutely mint condition 80-200mm f2.8 lens for $200 on ebay. Today I took it for a walk mounted on my old D50.
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I'm pretty happy with it - though it is very heavy especially since I'm supposed to be resting a back muscle injury :)
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Enjoy the f/2.8 lens while you are young. Or in your case, when your back recovers.
The lighter f/4 lens is for us older folks.

BTW, if you use proper hand holding technique, even with a lightly injured back, you can hold that lens.
The trick is to have the weight coming DOWN your spine, so it is bone-to-bone support, and not using muscle to support the weight.
Picking up and carrying the lens+camera is another matter.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2006
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Location
Hamilton , New Zealand
Enjoy the f/2.8 lens while you are young. Or in your case, when your back recovers.
The lighter f/4 lens is for us older folks.

BTW, if you use proper hand holding technique, even with a lightly injured back, you can hold that lens.
The trick is to have the weight coming DOWN your spine, so it is bone-to-bone support, and not using muscle to support the weight.
Picking up and carrying the lens+camera is another matter.
My back muscles are still pretty strong - it's just that twist that pulled a smaller muscle that had me hurting for a while but I'm hoping to get back to 'normal' soon :)
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