Nikon AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1992-09-01

MSRP Price: $1224.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: High-performance, high-speed telephoto zoom is a superb choice for sports and portraits, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length80-200mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.24x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)20°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)30°10'
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)12°20'
Optical Information
Lens Elements16
Lens Groups11
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance4.9 ft. (1.5m)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.4x7.4 in. (Diameter x Length), 87x187mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 45.9 oz. (1300g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesCL-43A Case, 77mm lens cap, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f2.8D ED Construction

MTF Chart

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Jim Voos

I own this lens for 15 years, and despite it’s weight, I can’t seem to give it up. This is what Nikon Quality was all about. Great images, worth the weight.

Ron Shephard

I bought this used last year and have never regretted the purchase. This is a solid lens manufactured mostly of metal and it is built like a tank and weighs about the same. Image quality is fantastic, even with a x1.4 teleconverter attached and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, optically superb lens. The only drawback is the weight, which I don’t mind but some people might find it tiring to lug about.

Joseph A. Cottone sr

I have been using this lens since Jan 2013, it is a very solid performer, I have used it shooting birds, landscape/seascape, at graduation ceremonies ( in door), sporting events, with & without tripod/monopod.
The results have been fantastic, while I am not a pro, I found the lens worked well in all scenarios, with the aperture open all the way & at f 22. the results were fantastic in just about every case except where I hand held & had some camera shake at high speed ( the air show & panning on birds in flight) with those very few exceptions & minimal shots where camera shake on my part prevented a great picture, the lens performed exceptionally well. I rate this lens 5 stars.

Joe Cottone sr