best apertures for nikkor 28-80, 80-200AFD cheap zooms
Hi, Can any one please suggest me the apertures at which Nikkor 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 AFD and Nikkor 80-200mm f4.0-5.6 AFD cheap zoom lenses perform their best., i.e., give the sharpest images. Is it universal f8.0?
#1. "RE: best apertures for nikkor 28-80, 80-200AFD cheap zooms" | In response to Reply # 0jnscbl Basic MemberWed 29-Aug-01 10:28 AM
The 80-200 f4.5/4.6 is sharpest at f11, at each marked focal length. This would be critical for anything larger than 8x10, but may not matter for 4x6. f8 and f16 are close; I wouldn't use anything else. I haven't tested the other lens. I would expect the same, although it's probably a sharper lens overall. I comparison of each at 80mm would be interesting. If you have both, why not test them yourself? It's easy if you have a tripod.---scott
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