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Your experiences with a 80-200 2.8.
« on: September 15, 2005, 02:08:38 PM »
As this is my fav lens (I use a Tokina) I want to know you opinions. Personally I would love the KM SSM 80-200 2.8.  as I find the Tokina AF is not as fast as I would like.

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Your experiences with a 80-200 2.8.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 04:20:47 PM »
You mean you'd like the KM SSM 70-200 2.8, the Minolta 80-200 2.8 isn't SSM, it's old. I know, I have it. It's pretty fast, but not super-sharp at 2.8, optimum sharpness is at 4.5, it seems.

Wide open at 2.8 it does give a rather dreamy feel to sunny images.
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 11:17:59 PM »
I hope to use my 80-200 more now; it'll be on the dynax 5 a lot. Usually the 400/4.5 usurped the 80-200 and, to save changing lenses, I'd use the nikon to sweep up any shots below 400mm. In the end I stopped taking the heavy 80-200 along. But now I might dust it down and give it another chance.

It excels at Continuous AF, and I only use CAF with that lens.
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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Your experiences with a 80-200 2.8.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 07:26:16 AM »
ooops it is 70-200

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 04:41:05 PM »
Damn straight
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 04:49:25 PM »
well lenses in the 70-210mm 2.8 range is what I'm talking about in general (so 80-200 is included :))

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005, 03:50:52 AM »
After using the Minolta 80-200/2.8 the other day, it reminded me it's actually the fastest focusing lens I've ever owned or used. It jerks into position with frightening speed and power, even on the 5D. Quite hard to manual focus, as it rotates very little, but it can AF in all usuable conditions; not lions behind cages then. :wink:
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.