Info on Nikon 70-200D ED

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  1. Flash Gordon

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    I'm thinking of buying a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 D ED.
    Has anyone used this lens and tell me about it ?


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    << I'm thinking of buying a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 D ED.
    Has anyone used this lens and tell me about it ? >><BR><BR>

    Suggest you buy the AF-S version if you can. While a bit heavier than the
    non-AFS version (also with the tripod adapter) it is much more reliable than
    the slightly earlier design. That one failed me TWICE and was the first NIKKOR
    lens to ever fail me in over 30 years of NIKKOR ownership and usage. What
    happens is the clutch mechanism fails and you can't ever use it in manual
    without literally SQUEEZING the focusing ring tightly in your hand to attempt
    to reengage the clutch. It takes adjustments that will keep costing you $100 a
    pop. Call it lousy engineering. The AF-S is a hot number and because of the
    much higher price of the 70-200 VR (and G) lens and because of the limitations
    in bodies that it can be used with the AF-S 80-200s are going quickly. It's
    all part of Nikon's effort to move us away from manual lenses and into inferior
    (mechanically) lenses of the "G" design.

    Dan Lindsay
    Santa Barbara
    EDGY01, Aug 20, 2003
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