I have a 80 - 200 2.8 D lens and it's a classic lens. I have no intention of giving it up but I would like something a bit longer to cover my sons football for the next eight games and his remaining two years in high school.
I don't want to spend a gradd or more which is what I usually end up spending when I aquire a new lens. The price on this lens makes it very tempting.
It must be an improvement over the 80 to 200 D lens in terms of focus speed in addition to VRII ? So I can't see going wrong with this purchase.
It is slower then the 2.8 D lens but at ISO 800 on the D300 there seemed to be plenty of light even at 5.6.
Any thoughts .. I need to order it soon to be ready for next weeks game !!
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