Showcase Nikon 80-200mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Jeff Lee, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Sure its old, sure its non-AFS, sure its not as light as a 5.6 zoom.....but lets see your work with it.

    I'll start:

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    With the Canon 500D:

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    Really a great lens IMHO.
     
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  2. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Jeff. I don't think I've ever heard a bad word about this lens. Your images continue to prove that it is indeed a great piece of glass.
     
  4. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Here's one I took yesterday at a protest. Frankly I don't see the use for AF-S of VR :wink:

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    It also does the kind of sports I shoot :

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  5. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    a good sample is "all that" in any version. in my case, the old push/pull....;-)

    captured from the back porch of the Hawiian villa we were staying in
    d200, 2.8, 1/250s, 200mm
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  6. lisa_h

    lisa_h

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    Sep 6, 2008
    New England
    WOW Jeff, WOW. Those are fantastic.
     
  7. D70 80-200 AFD

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  8. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    all 3 of those are killers !
     
  9. timkoo

    timkoo

    304
    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago
    Some very pleasing bokeh even at f/5

    Taken with the AF-S

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  10. D80 80-200 2.8 AF-D on a cold spring night. i was sick but it was still fun.

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  11. Here's a few from the AFS version...


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  12. You guys are on fire with this old chunk of steel and glass :biggrin: I have a couple of very modest frames to share too....

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  13. And SHARP @ 200mm Wide open f/2.8...

    This would have to be my favorite lens... 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (2-ring)...
    Love the Bokeh it produces....
    These 2 shots taken with,
    D80, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 + Kenko 1.4x PRO300 DG TC @ 200mm (equal to 280mm), f/2.8....:smile:
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  14. avexmax

    avexmax

    31
    Jan 15, 2008
    Perth, Australia
    Great shots everyone. I've been contemplating buying this lens for quite a while now but I've heard of softness at the short and long end (ie 80 and 200mm) at F2.8. Any thoughts on this? Shots from soxOZ look pretty sharp to me which might indicate sample variations rather than a lens design issue.
     
  15. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    i've never heard of the "softness" on the short side @2.8. fact mine is sharp wide open @200mm. and when it is soft there it's because of my poor hand holding technique ...that sucker is heavy ..lol
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  16. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    With my 80-200 AF-D

    And I agree with nute...my 80-200 is SUPER SHARP wide open at 200mm.

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    I could post tons of shots I've gotten with this lens...a great lens!
     
  17. Kemnik

    Kemnik

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Jose, CA
    I love this lens and regret even considering selling it. I'm sure I will hang onto mine for a while and perhaps one day upgrade to a newer version:

    Here she is:

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    Not to bad close up either...I thought I took this with my 85 1.4, until I looked at the exif.
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    I love how this thing compresses the background:

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    Not too bad wide open, in close quarters either.

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  18. agreed. when i was at the sox game everything was shot at 200mm 2.8 and i was able to keep the ss up high enough to keep them sharp but barely. cold nights with that heavy lens arent easy.
     
  19. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    I love mine! This lens is one of the "best bang for the buck" lenses you can buy!

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