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Advice Needed For 80-200 f2.8 Lens

richlewt

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"RE: Advice Needed For 80-200 f2.8 Lens"

richlewt Registered since 24th Oct 2012
Mon 12-Nov-12 04:14 PM

>Yes, it's a screw focus lens, as in the focus motor is in the
>camera body. There are several versions of this type. Here's a
>chart of the lenses.
>
>http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80-200mm-history.htm

Hi
That link was really helpful. I am looking now at going down the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D ED route as it appears to be great value for money.
Reading Kens article there is a paragraph, and I quote:

"Not for: I wouldn't bother with this heavy professional lens on a DX camera. I'd use any DX lens, like the 55-200mm VR, instead. This lens will not autofocus with the cheapest D40, D40x, D60, D3000 or D5000; get any AF-S lens like the 55-200mm VR or 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II instead for those cameras. This lens requires moving a switch to get between auto and manual focus; you'll need a newer AF-S model if this is important to you."

Why would he not be recommending this for the D7000?

Cheers
Rich

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