Nikon F 80-200mm lens

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80-200mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor Mk II
80-200mm f/2.8 ED AF Zoom-Nikkor

Nikon has manufactured 10 different zoom lenses in this focal length range:

  • f/4.5 MK-I
  • f/4.5 MK-II
  • f/4.0 AI-S
  • f/2.8 ED AI-S
  • f/2.8D ED AF MK-I
  • f/2.8D ED AF MK-II
  • f/2.8D IF-ED AF MK-III
  • f/4.5-5.6D AF Macro
  • f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S - Nikon first announced the development of the AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF in February 2002, with the lens becoming available to buy in April 2003. This lens was optically matched with then new DX format as this was the leading lens format of its time. [1]
  • f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR II - It was first announced in July 2009 . It brings an entirely remastered optical system designed to better compliment full frame cameras like the D3X, accompanied by an improved vibration reduction system, which Nikon claims offers up to four stops stabilization. [2]

Specifications[edit]

Attribute f/4.5 MK-I f/4.5 MK-II f/4.0 f/2.8 ED f/2.8 ED AF MK-I f/2.8D ED AF MK-II f/2.8D ED AF MK-III f/4.5-5.6D AF f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S
AF No No Yes Yes
Silent Wave Motor No No Yes Yes
Maximum aperture f/4.5 f/4.0 f/2.8 f/4.5-5.6 f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/32 f/22 f/32 f/22
Weight 880g 750g 810g 1,900g 1,200g 1,300g 300g 1,580g
Maximum diameter 74.5mm 73mm 99mm 85.5mm 87mm 72mm 88mm
Length 162mm 223mm 184.5mm 185mm 87.5mm 187mm
Filter diameter 52mm 62mm 96mm 77mm 52mm 77mm
Horizontal viewing angle 25.4 - 10.3
Vertical viewing angle 17.1 - 6.9
Diagonal viewing angle 30.3 - 12.3
Groups/elements 10/15 9/12 9/13 11/15 11/16 8/10 14/18
# of diaphragm blades 7 9 7 9
Closest focusing distance 1.8m 1.2m 2.5m 1.4m 1.5m
Release date 1969 1977 1981 1982 1988 1992 1996 1995 1998
MSRP $ 1269.99


  1. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/nikon_70-200_2p8_vr_n15/
  2. ^ http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/nikon_70-200_2p8_vrii_n15

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