|E||The lens features electromagnetic aperture control.|
|AF||Autofocus lens with mechanical transmission of the aperture value to the camera. Designed for Nikon SLR cameras equipped with built-in motor. The autofocus will not be available with the rest of Nikon SLR cameras.|
|D||The lens transmits distance information to the camera.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|IF||The lens has internal focusing. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8D IF-ED||Jan 1997||⊗|
|Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8D ED||Sep 1992||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8 ED||Nov 1987||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F/2.8 ED||Aug 1982||⊗|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||30.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)|
|20°-8.1° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||16 elements in 11 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||180 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø87 x 187 mm|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is large, heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features A - M focus mode switch.
|A||Autofocus mode without manual override.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|1.5 m - 2.5 m||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting nearby subjects.|
|3 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/200 second (at focal length of 200 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.