I know it's a rather old model compared to the newest 70-200, but how good is the IQ with this lens?
Is it almost at the same level as the new 70-200 designs?
From the review here, it's not far from the 70-200.
For 450 euros, is it a good deal?
There are several 80-200/2.8 lenses, which one are you referring to?
AF-D 80-200/2.8 push/pull zoom
AF-D 80-200/2.8 twist zoom
AF-S 80-200/2.8 (unlikely, since you mentioned a price of 450 EUR)
Thanks for the precisions, Markus.
I don't think I'm interested in it then, as it's not the D version and it doesn't seem to be such a great deal.
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That's the earlier non-D version of the push/pull lens.
I have no real experience with this one, just handled one shortly and liked the push/pull design (the zoom ring also acts as focus ring). IIRC, AF action was quite slow (it's a screw driven lens).
I don't know what these lenses usually go for, but 450 EUR doesn't sound extremely low to me.
May I ask a question to Markus: Will the in-production Af-D 80-200 f2.8 ED be tested for FX?
My impression is that except the VR the new 70-200 is not much better than the 80-200 both IQ and mechanical quality wise.