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Nikon 80-200 F2.8 vs Nikon 70-200 F2.8

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#1 Gregk

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:16 AM

Thinking of getting a Nikon 80-200 Zoom F2.8 for my Modified D5300

It's allot less expensive than the f2.8 70:200

 

Anyone have experience with the 80-200?

 

 

Thanks

 

Greg


Edited by Gregk, 15 February 2020 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:42 PM

Found this...Seems to answer my ?

 

 

 

http://www.sonnensys...lens-comparison



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:53 AM

Zooms don't work for AP....Get a prime...or even better, a real 'scope..... That's my answer.....


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:16 AM

The 70-200 VR1 is known to have extremely dubious corners on full frame - it's optimized for sports and portraiture, where the subject is usually centered and the corners matter much less. The VR2 is better, and the FL pretty darn perfect, but still hovers around $2K even used.

I wouldn't buy an 80-200 for anything these days - if what you are after is exclusively astrophotography, a 180mm or 200mm prime would be a better fit. If you are interested in general-purpose photography as well, the 70-200's are vastly more versatile (they have image stabilization and fast autofocus motors) for modest increase in price.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:27 PM

I have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 and its very sharp with no coma, low CA and the corners stars are nice and round on my Nikon Z7 fullframe camera....much better than the Nikon VR2 and better than the FL 70-200 version too for half the price. I use it on my portable setup for shorter exposures less than 120 seconds and for longer exposures on my big rig i use my telescope only.

I also use this lens for daytime use as well so it was justified. Most lenses in the 70-200 f2.8 are not acceptable for astro and a small refractor is better suited if astro is all you are using it for.


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