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D700 with 15 year old Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens

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d700with80-200mmf2-8lens

Sometimes photographers lose track of the fact that some vintage lens can still perform adequately even when matched up against more modern lens like the AF-S VR 70-200 f/2.8G.  Of course, an older lens, like the one above does not have image stabilzation.   I do think that the old school lens redeems itself by showing you what it’s capable of.

Oh yeah, the best part.  I recently paid  US $300 for this lens.  And its in great shape with few signs of use.  In fact the crackle black of the metal lens looks brand new.  The hood has a couple of light scratches but that’s about it.

Photos shot with Nikon D700 and Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D zoom lens. Handheld.

Shot at 200mm at f/2.8. ISO 320

Shot at 200mm at f/2.8 1/640 sec. ISO 320

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80mm at f/2.8.  ISO 200.

Shot at 80mm at f/2.8 1/3200 sec. ISO 200.

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Shot at 110mm f/8, ISO 1250

Shot at 110mm f/8 1/2500 sec, ISO 1250

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Written by leolaksi

June 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

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