Nikon - Difference between ED and ED-IF AF lenses?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Steve Edwards, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. I'm looking at the 80-200mm f2.8 AF for taking shots inside Hockey rinks.
    Looked at Nikon's web site and several photo vendors. Other than the price
    what is the difference?

    Steve Edwards, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. Steve Edwards

    Ruut Guest

    ED stands for Extra low Dispersion glass and IF for Internal Focussing.
    IF prevent's that the size of the barrel changes while focussing... The
    elements are shifting inside the lens.

    Have a look at
    Ruut, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Steve Edwards

    andrew29 Guest

    The important difference is AF-S, Silent Wave Motor. Much moother,
    quieter, and faster focussing. Hockey is such a fast sport that
    you'll appreciate AF-S.

    andrew29, Jan 17, 2004
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